John Chumack

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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Astrophotos: An Amazing Rush from the Sun

by Nancy Atkinson February 8, 2013

“The Sun was amazing yesterday!” wrote John Chumack, one of our favorite astrophotographers, sending us these great shots of incredible prominences on the western limb, and one detached solar prominence, along with several filaments on the disk and 3 Sunspots! You might get a “rush” from the close-ups of the large prominences blasting from the […]

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4 Cool Views of the Hot, Loopy, Spotty Sun

by Nancy Atkinson January 8, 2013

A few sunspots are now ‘peppering” the surface of our Sun — Spaceweather.com lists about 12 different sunspot groups today. Yesterday (January 7, 2013), astrophotographer John Chumack stepped outside over his lunch break and captured some cool-looking views of the Sun from his observatory in Ohio, using different filters. See more below, plus the Solar […]

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Astrophotos 2012 Year in Review by John Chumack

by Nancy Atkinson December 31, 2012

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 […]

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