Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Highest Resolution Image of the Moon To Date

NASA has just released the most detailed image of the moon to date. Despite being the closest neighbour to the earth, the image only shows 98.2 % of the planet as the poles are mostly kept in darkness. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter capture 69,000 images in order to create the topographic map. You can view the high resolution image after the break.

Beautiful Image of the Butterfly Nebula

This beautiful image of the Butterfly Nebula was taken by N.A.S.A. back in 2009. While I can’t say I have seen similar photographs in which to compare, there is no arguing that this particular part of the universe is absolutely breathtaking. Make sure you click on the image to view it a full resolution.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links. What you might have missed this week: Rare feat captures Northern Lights, Milky Way and a Meteorite in the same photograph Worst Flooding in Decades Swamps Thailand Star Wars Toy Photography is Truly Amazing […]

Saturn is Beautiful

This is a photograph of the planet Saturn, taken back in 2006. While I do believe this photograph has been slightly edited, it is beautiful none the less. If you look closely, you can see a white dot above the bright rings on the top left hand side. That dot is the planet Earth.

Final Stages of a Star’s Birth

Using images captured over a 14 year period, NASA scientists have stitched together a time lapse movie of the final stages of a star being born. This is the first time such an event has been documented, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised considering this stage of star formation lasts about 100,000 years. Watch a sliver of that formation in progress after the jump.

17 Year Photo a Day Project in Sync With the Earth’s Rotation

If you want a good example of dedication, then look no further than the following project by Dan Hanna. For 17 years (and counting) he has taken 2 photographs of himself. And if that wasn’t difficult enough, his head rotates in synch with the earth’s rotation around the sun. Watch years fly by in a matter of minutes after the jump.

Take Photos Through a Telescope Using Astroclip

If you have a telescope sitting idle around the house, then this iPhone add on might be of interest to you. The Astroclip is exactly what it sounds like: an iPhone case that attaches to the eyepiece of a telescope. While I bet serious photographers would prefer a DSLR set up, at $25, this is a relatively inexpensive accessory for anybody wanting to experiment. They are currently raising funds on Kickstarter.com

Hubble Telescope Finds 4th Moon Orbiting Pluto

Even though the shuttle program has come to an end, NASA is still busy exploring outer space. Using the Hubble telescope, they recently discovered that Pluto has a fourth moon. I am a little surprised that it hadn’t been seen before, but maybe I shouldn’t be: it’s only about 20 miles in diameter.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Plains Milky Way Timelapse

Most of us can only dream of being able to see the starry sky in this much detail. Randy Halverson is one of those lucky people and he put his talent to use in creating this beautiful time lapse of the Milky Way. This video required a lot of dedication, as 10 seconds of video equates to about 2 1/3 hours of filming.