Articles tagged "moon"

Supermoon photo tips: Be ready for a blue supermoon on Aug. 30th, 2023

Fans of lunar photography will be in for a treat as August sees yet another full moon on the 31st. However, it's no ordinary full moon, it's a 'blue supermoon.'

Planetary defense radar prototype captures detailed images of the moon

Scientists at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia have used a transmitter with 'less power than a microwave' to produce the highest resolution images of the moon ever captured from Earth.

Two photographers are headed to space aboard billionaire's dearMoon mission

Photographers Rhiannon Adam and Karim Iliya have been selected as part of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's dearMoon mission aboard the new SpaceX Starship rocket. The six-day mission to orbit the moon includes other well-known creatives, such as Steve Aoki and TOP

Artemis I: NASA releases beautiful photos of the moon as Orion prepares to return to Earth

The Orion spacecraft will be landing off the coast of Baja California this weekend. On December 5, Orion's 20th day in space, the spacecraft performed its longest engine burn and captured some of its best photos of the moon.

A rare print of the only image of Neil Armstrong on the moon is expected to sell for $30,000 at auction

There's only one known photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon during Apollo 11's EVA. Prints of the image are almost as rare. The auction house Bonhams will have one available as part of its upcoming Space Photography Auction, and the auctioneers expect the print to sell for up to $30,000.

These are the cameras aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft headed to the moon aboard the Artemis I rocket

Today, NASA's Artemis I rocket successfully launched, sending the Orion spacecraft toward the Moon. As part of the mission, there are 24 cameras, including 8 on Artemis I and the remaining 16 on Orion itself.

Tips for taking epic shots of tonight’s ‘blood moon’ total lunar eclipse

The total lunar eclipse will start tonight in most hemispheres and extend through midnight into early Monday morning. Here are some tips on where to view it and capture this rare event.

Lunar astronomy: A dual-camera system is headed to the Moon later this year

The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is working on landing a dual-camera system on the moon. The cameras will perform astronomical observations from Valois Schroteri, a valley on the near side of the moon.

Video: Modifying a Game Boy Camera to capture 0.014MP photos of the moon

What the Nintendo Game Boy Camera lacks in megapixels, it more than makes up for in monochromatic photo fun. The low-resolution, $50 camera has many limitations, but hackers like those at Hack Make Mod overcome them with ingenuity and 3D printed parts.

50 years later: A look back at NASA's incredible first Lunar Rover

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission. The 9th crewed Apollo mission was the fourth to land on the Moon and the first to use a lunar roving vehicle (LRV), affectionately known as a 'moon buggy.' Join us as we look back at the historic Apollo 15 mission and the first lunar rover.

Hobbyist astronomer discovers new Jupiter moon 18 years after the photos were taken

Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.

Redditor 'unwraps' iconic Apollo 11 image, showing Buzz Aldrin's perspective for first time

Neil Armstrong captured an iconic image during the Apollo 11 moon landing of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. A Reddit user, Michael Ranger, 'unwrapped' the reflection to show us what Aldrin saw through his visor during that historic photograph.

Video: The moon as shot with a very sharp Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens

Photographer Markus Stark has adapted a Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens and teleconverters to his Panasonic GH4 to shoot a super-detailed video of the moon.

Video: Orbit around the moon for 4 hours in this real-time video

Seán Doran has been prolific with his incredible videos of space and astronomical objects. He has denoised, graded, repaired, and retimed archival footage from JAXA's Kaguya orbiter for his latest work.

China’s Chang’e-5 probe beams high-res color panoramic of the Moon's surface

The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide.

Documenting humanity's journey into space: Over 2,400 iconic space images are up for auction

Christie's is currently hosting an auction of a massive photo collection. The collection, 'Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection', includes 700 lots and more than 2,400 separate items.

JAXA and NHK team up to send 8K camera into space for Mars exploration

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) are jointly developing a 'Super Hi-Vision Camera' for JAXA's Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission. The camera will record the first 8K ultra high definition images of Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos, taken in proximity.

Photographer creates an exact replica of The Apollo 11 Hasselblad used by NASA

The replica is identical to the lunar version, down to the serial number plates, various labels and more.

Special Moon-landing edition Hasselblad 907X and CFV II kit announced for $7500

The special edition ‘Moon Landing’ kit includes the 907X camera and the CFV II 50C digital back, and gives us a clue about the price of the regular production models.

Hasselblad re-issues 1969 press release on moon landing cameras

See the original September 1969 press release detailing Hasselblad's involvement with the Apollo 11 mission and the cameras used on the surface of the Moon

Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side

China's Longjiang-2 satellite has captured an incredible image of the far side of the Moon with Earth making a cameo in the background.

Resources for shooting this weekend's Super Blood Wolf Moon

Astrophotography fans will be treated to the sight a rare super blood wolf Moon this weekend, and lots of helpful people are offering advice on how best to photograph it.

China shares the first photo captured on the far side of the Moon

For the first time ever, a spacecraft has successfully landed on the far side of the moon and sent back a photograph of the dark, dusty surface.

Shooting the moon: behind the shot with Peter Alessandria

DPReview community member and award-winning photographer Peter Alessandria shares his secrets behind his incredible moon photos. Read more

Chase Jarvis writes about Neil Armstrong's 'Inspirational' moon photos

When Neil Armstrong passed away this weekend we lost someone who was not only a a hero to millions, but also one of the most important photographers in history. Armstrong's photographs from the moon, taken during the Apollo 11 landing in 1969, are among the most iconic and inspirational ever captured. In response to the death of Armstrong, photographer Chase Jarvis has written an article in which he examines the photos taken on the moon, all those years ago. Click through for a link to the full article.