Astrophotos 2012 Year in Review by John Chumack

by Nancy Atkinson on December 31, 2012

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It’s not many astrophotographers who can put together their own highlight reel, but John Chumack is so prolific and accomplished, he can do just that! From conjunctions and planets to solar activity and Moon closeups; galaxies, comets, nebulae, and meteor showers, John compiles still images and video clips for a look back at the best events of 2012. You can see more of his imagery at his website, Galactic Images or his Flickr page.

Below is one of his latest images of the wintery Milky Way:

Winter Milky Way. Credit: John Chumack


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Chetan Chauhan January 1, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Wow ! That photo of the milky way is awesome . Is it magnified by a large factor ?
Didn’t know you could see such a large portion of the sky as the Milky way at 1X.

John Chumack January 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM

No magnification, is was taken with a fish-eye lens, the Milky Way is visible from any dark location….City lights often wipe it out or make it more difficult to see.

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