Astrophotos

Eye-Popping Aurora in Alaska

by Nancy Atkinson April 1, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter For the past several years, astrophotographer John Chumack has lead a tour to Alaska on how to photograph the northern lights and the night sky, and this year was a great success. “We experienced perfect weather this year: 10 clear nights […]

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Amazing Aurora in Alaska, March 2014

by Nancy Atkinson March 24, 2014

Every year, our friend and astrophotographer extraordinaire John Chumack co-leads a tour to Alaska on how to photograph the northern lights and the night sky, and this year they hit paydirt. “Absolutely amazing aurora about 30 minutes outside Fairbanks, Alaska!!!!” John wrote via email. “I took over 450 photos of it, I watched it dance […]

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Astrophoto: Beautiful Encounter with the Leaning Tower of Pisa

by Nancy Atkinson March 14, 2014

There is so much going on in this picture – taken by astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca — it’s hard to know where to start. Of course, there’s the famous Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italy. But one evening earlier this week, a “beautiful encounter” happened, said Petricca via email. “A wonderful -7.5 magnitude Iridium Flare, clearly visible […]

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Astrophoto: “Second Star to the Right and Straight on Until Morning!”

by Nancy Atkinson March 12, 2014

Which way to the center of the galaxy? This very creative — and gorgeous — view of the Milky Way was taken this past weekend (March 9, 2014) by astrophotographer Carlos Orue from Australia. Carlos said the Milky Way was so bright under these dark skies that “I almost needed sunnies to turn down the […]

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Astrophoto: Gorgeous Panorama of the Orion & Horsehead Nebulae and Orion’s Belt

by Nancy Atkinson March 10, 2014

Astrophotographer Terry Hancock has been working on this for several weeks and the results are fabulous. This panoramic view of the Orion region includes two of the most recognizable objects in this constellation — the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. It also takes a look at the three bright stars of Orion’s belt Alnitak […]

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