Astrophotos

Ultra-Deep Astrophoto: 75 Hours of the Antenna Galaxies

by Nancy Atkinson July 23, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter You might think the image above of the famous Antenna Galaxies was taken by a large ground-based or even a space telescope. Think again. Amateur astronomer Rolf Wahl Olsen from New Zealand compiled a total of 75 hours of observing time […]

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Astrophoto: Kaleidoscopic View of Mars

by Nancy Atkinson July 21, 2014

Astrophotographer Leo Aerts from Belgium took advantage of the recent opposition of Mars and captured the Red Planet both “coming and going” in this montage of images taken from October 2013 to June of 2014. Mars reached opposition in April of this year, meaning it was closest to Earth, allowing for the brightest and best […]

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Astrophoto: Milky Way Rising Above Spectacular Lightning Display

by Nancy Atkinson July 18, 2014

Here’s another beautiful astrophoto, courtesy of photographer Justin Ng from Singapore. He’s currently on a photography trip to Malaysia and by chance captured this absolutely stunning view. “Knowing that the sky would clear after sunset, I led a group of photographers to this location to film a time-lapse of the rising Milky Way above a […]

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A Stunning Image of our Home Star

by Jason Major July 14, 2014

Active regions 2108 and 2109 are now passing around the limb of the Sun, but not before solar photography specialist Alan Friedman grabbed a few pictures of them on Friday!   The image above, captured by Alan from his location in Buffalo, NY, shows the two large sunspots nestled in a forest of solar spicules while […]

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Your Weekend ‘SuperMoon’ Photos from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson July 14, 2014

Did you hear there was something special about the full Moon this weekend… that it would be, well… really super? I heard about it on every newscast I watched or listened to. Even xkcd got into the ‘Supermoon’ craze. The July “Buck” Moon was the first of three Supermoons on tap for 2014, where the […]

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