Most of us know of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, but did you know that the Southern Hemisphere has its own natural light show? Photographer Dan Zafra of Capture the Atlas traveled to southern New Zealand, where he was able to photograph the Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights. While not as widely known as its northern companion, the Southern Lights put on just as good a display.
Backyard astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy is willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot that he's after.
Organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is in its 15th year and has...
When a rare blue supermoon appeared in late August, astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy was ready. Known for his highly detailed images of the stars, McCarthy never misses a celestial event. While bad weather nearly foiled his plans, the clouds parted just in time for him to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image from his home in Arizona.
German photographer Nicholas Roemmelt spends his days examining people in the dentist's chair and his weekend in his “second office”—the...
If you haven't already marked your calendar, the next total solar eclipse visible from the United States will occur on...
Spectacular Finalists of the 2023 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest Explore the Stars and Beyond
Vibrant auroras, incredible solar flares, and dazzling nebulas are just some of the celestial images that have made the 2023 Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist. Run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with support by Liberty Specialty Markets and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine, the prestigious contest draws the world's top astrophotographers, and by the looks of this year's finalists, the competition is fierce.
French astrophotographer Thierry Legault has been cultivating his skills for many years.
One dedicated astrophotographer was able to cross an incredible photo project off his checklist when he spent a month creating...
After 30 hours of planning, travel, shooting, and post-production, acclaimed astrophotographer Mihail Minkov came away with the photo he was looking for. The stunning 360-degree panorama, The Eyes of the Universe, shows two double Milky Way arches that are only possible to photograph during a specific time of year.
Photographer Stefano Zanarello has been practicing his craft for over 15 years from his home base in the Italian Alps.
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy is always looking to further his craft and wow us with his capabilities.