Astrophotography

May 14, 2024

Astrophotographer Spends Two Months Creating This Spectacular Lunar Analemma

Architect Betul Turksoy is an accomplished astrophotographer who used her time and dedication to create an incredible image of a lunar analemma. For those of you who may not be familiar, an analemma shows the position of either the Sun or the Moon from a fixed point over the course of many weeks. The finished diagram looks like a figure eight and is quite hard to accomplish photographically due to the number of images needed.

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April 10, 2024

Epic Photos of Twin Planes Flying Through the Solar Eclipse

There are many memorable photos of the 2024 eclipse coming out, but two photographers really pushed themselves to the limit to create a unique take on the event. Dustin Snipes and Mason Mashon teamed up with Red Bull aerobatic pilots Kevin Coleman and Pete McLeod to create their vision of two planes flying under the eclipse during totality. To make their dream come true, a team worked for months on all of the details.

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March 14, 2024

Astrophotographers Join Forces To Create High-Definition Panorama of Annular Eclipse

Two talented astrophotographers came together to take a spectacular image of last year's annular eclipse. Andrew McCarthy and Dan Stein worked for months to perfect the image and released it with just one month left until the upcoming total solar eclipse. Titled Ring of the Gods, the 1.69-gigapixel panorama, which can also be viewed in close detail, is a composite of thousands of individual images.

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January 25, 2024

NASA Shares Photo of Distant Galaxies That Look Like a Penguin and an Egg

Stargazers can find constellations in all kinds of shapes in the sky. However, it takes a special eye–or rather, an advanced telescope—to find shapes in distant galaxies. NASA recently shared a photo originally taken in 2018 by the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes which captures interacting galaxies Arp 142. Rather than being amorphous, these faraway worlds look amazingly like a penguin and an egg.

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