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Astrophotos 2012 Year in Review by John Chumack

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 currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Chetan Chauhan January 1, 2013, 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, 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.