ESA - European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team ESA/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA - http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2007/02/True-colour_image_of_Mars_seen_by_OSIRISTrue color image of Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the ESA Rosetta spacecraft during its February 2007 flyby of the planet. The image was generated using the OSIRIS orange (red), green, and blue filters. Alternative description: The first true-colour image generated using the OSIRIS orange (red), green and blue colour filters. The image was acquired on 24 February 2007 at 19:28 CET from a distance of about 240 000 km; image resolution is about 5 km/pixel.

Send Your Name to Mars

NASA is making the fantastical a tangible thing. They have announced that they will launch the Mars 2020 rover next year. With this launch, we, the public,...
Alan Dyer AmazingSky.com

Monday Motivation: Alan Dyer / Amazing Sky

Alan Dyer is a name that's probably familiar to people that have been interested in astrophotography for more than ten years. Alan is the author of numerous...
Martian Sunset - Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist. See The Best Vacation Spots in Our Solar System

See The Best Vacation Spots in Our Solar System – Wanderers by Erik Wernquist

there's a film that shows all my dreams and more come true! Made in 2014 by Swedish film maker Erik Wernquist, the film Wanderers shows what it could be like to travel around our solar system. Wernquist, a digital artist and animator, took actual images from NASA spacecraft and combined them with live action and computer generated graphics. The film shows tourists exploring and experiencing the beautiful vistas across our solar system.
Appulse of Venus and the Moon. A simulated view of the Moon as it passes Venus. They will be and amazingly close 0° 05’ apart. This view is how the Moon and Venus should look with a 500 mm lens on a full Frame camera from Sydney, Australia at 4:37 AM on February 1st, 2019. Graphic courtesy: Stellarium Developers

Close Approach of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon – Jan 29th to Feb....

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon in the morning hours of January 31, 2019, as seen from Chicago, Illinois. This graphic simulates the view with a 200...

Latest Articles

Photog Adventures Facebook Listener Group

A Facebook Group for MilkyWayPhotographers

Thanks to all that have taken our survey! Your opinions have been very insightful and will help guide the future of MilkyWayPhotographers.com....
The Milky Way Wants to Know! MilkyWayPhotographers Reader Survey 11/01/2019

Survey Says!

In our ever-present pursuit of being the best website on Milky Way and night photography, MilkyWayPhotographers has come up with a short...
IRIX Edge Light Pollution Filter

IRIX Edge Light Pollution Filter Review

The IRIX 95mm Edge Light Pollution Filter costs about USD 179.00, which is a lot of money for a specific purpose filter. (It's also available in 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm diameters.) While no filter can remove all light pollution, I wanted to see if this light pollution filter could help with my Milky Way photography.