Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Learn to Shoot the Night Sky with Sigma Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi

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Precision Camera and Video is hosting an online webinar where you can learn to shoot the night sky with National Geographic Photographer and Sigma Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi, on August...
SpaceX Dragon Human Launch 2020

SpaceX Launch from American Soil was a Huge Success!

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With today's SpaceX launch, SpaceX and NASA have successfully completed the PINNACLE MOMENT of what was imagined long ago at the onset of the Commercial Crew Program. Launching astronauts...

Who Owns The Moon? Everyone and No One.

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We live in a time when virtually every country and private industries have some designs on the Moon. The era of space tourism seems like it is just around...
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

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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, can make...

College of DuPage Weather Forecasting Tools

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Cloud clover can destroy a Milky Way photography trip fast. I had a conversation a couple of years ago with another photographer. During that conversation, I had an...
Light Pollution Filter Mega-Comparison by B&H Photo Video

Light Pollution Filter Mega-Comparison by B&H Photo Video

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Light pollution is the bane of Milky Way photographers. The garish yellow, orange, or blue colors that artificial lights cast upon our landscapes and night skies often make processing...
Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands, Chicago (2550963495), CC BY 2.0

Save Our Night Skies from Light Pollution

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As a child, I remember seeing the Milky Way when visiting my grandparents in rural Klickitat County, Washington. It dominated the night sky in the summer, stretching from the...
This map shows the location of the north magnetic pole (white star) and the magnetic declination (contour interval 2 degrees) at the beginning of 2019. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI/CIRES.

Magnetic Declination and Drifting Poles – the Earth’s Compass is Shifting

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You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?
Atmospheric refraction distorts the Sun's disk when it is low to the horizon. The unevenness of the distortion is due to variations in the atmosphere. Photo Credit : Brocken Inaglory (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Green_flash_121007.JPG), „Green flash 121007“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

Sunrise, Sunset – When Exactly Is It?

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As a Milky Way or landscape photographer, you quickly realize that the Sun (or Moon or Milky Way) rise time is highly dependent on where you are. You'll be...
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

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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.