Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11.9’ apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the […]

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Perigee “Super” Moon Images from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 11, 2014

Wow! The astrophotographers out there are getting artsy! Take a look at some of the most artistic images of the full Moon we’ve seen yet. The August 10 full Moon was a so-called “super” Moon — and it was the “super-est” of a trio of full Moons being at perigee, or its closest approach to […]

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How Do You #SpotTheStation?

by Nancy Atkinson August 7, 2014

How would you like to have one of your astrophotos sent up to the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station? Since arriving on the ISS back in May, astronaut Reid Wiseman has been posting beautiful images on social media of the International Space Station passing overhead, taken by people from all around the […]

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Ultra-Deep Astrophoto: 75 Hours of the Antenna Galaxies

by Nancy Atkinson July 23, 2014

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 to create this ultra-deep view. “To obtain a unique deep view of the faint […]

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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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