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Stunning Astrophoto: Milky Way Over Fünfländerblick

by Nancy Atkinson September 29, 2014

Hey, it’s #MilkyWayMonday! This gorgeous photo of the Milky Way was taken by astrophotographer Christian Kamber near Fu?nfla?nderblick, Switzerland (you can see the region on a map here). This is a stack of 20 shots, made with Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop. Lovely! Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Amazing Timelapse: Watch the Milky Way Spin Above the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson September 24, 2014

Have you ever sat outside on a starry night and just watched the stars move slowly above you? Here’s a video that shows what it is like to sit back on a spaceship and gaze at the ever-changing sky above. This timelapse was compiled from recent images taken from the International Space Station. Hugh Carrick-Allan, […]

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Astrophoto: I Need Warp Speed in 3 Minutes or We’re All Dead

by Nancy Atkinson September 2, 2014

Whoa! Having just returned from the science and science fiction mashup that is Dragon Con, my mind is still combining the two. Then I saw this image from Mike Taylor, which is one of the most unique Milky Way images I’ve ever seen. Perfect! Mike said he combined two images, one for the foreground and […]

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Astrophoto: Clouds Above, Clouds Below

by Nancy Atkinson August 27, 2014

What a gorgeous view of the dusty cloud of the Milky Way arch hovering over clouds low on the horizon here on Earth! Fellow NASA Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfern took this image of our galactic center in the constellation Sagittarius. “If you have dark skies look to the south to see this grand spectacle,” […]

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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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