If you think that 400mm f/2.8 is looking expensive in your B&H cart, you might want to think again. Earlier this week, a 50mm f/8 lens used by NASA in its Apollo moon missions sold for just under half a million dollars. [Read more…]
Every year, dozens of astronomical events take place, making perfect photo ops for astrophotographers. To help keep track of the events going on this year, we have for you an infographic that highlights 12 of the events that have already happened, and will happen, throughout 2016. [Read more…]
Commemorating one month since British astronaut Tim Peake launched into space, the European Space Agency uploaded a cool time lapse showing the preparation and liftoff of the massive rocket.
Launched along with Peake were NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.
Of all the planets found in the Solar System, only five of the brightest planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be seen with the naked eye.
While all five of these planets can be seen throughout most of the year, as of this morning they can all be seen simultaneously as they (mostly) align diagonally in the early morning sky.
Last time this happened was over a decade ago, so ready your cameras and plan your shots.
It’s only Tuesday and this week is already looking good for eBay browsers—especially if you’re a Nikon fan.
Yesterday, we shared with you a super rare Nikon lens being sold on eBay for $33K. Today, we’ve come across an even more exclusive Nikon F3 camera modified for NASA to use during shuttle missions. [Read more…]
The release of Canon’s ultra wide angle 11-24mm lens and 360° cameras have allowed photographers to fit more in their frames than ever before. But, as wide as those devices go, they’ve got nothing on this next image.
An artist named Pablo Carlos Budassi crammed the entire universe into a single image, using logarithmic maps from Princeton and images from NASA.
The. Entire. Universe.
On November 6th 2015, US spaceflight corporation UP Aerospace attached GoPro cameras to a rocket as it ascended into the upper atmosphere and separated, making it the first-ever video captured from the outside of a multi-stage rocket as its separating.
UP Aerospace is a small, private company that specializes in affordable space flight and payload deliveries for larger corporations and organizations.
If you haven’t heard of Urthecast, you need to fix that.
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Urthecast is a company working hand-in-hand with NASA to provide the first publicly accessible HD camera that’s attached to the International Space Station.
While their main objective is a constant stream of HD footage broadcasted live for the world to see, Urthecast has also created a new Chrome App that will automatically display one of the thousands of incredible images Urthecast has in its growing archive when you open a new tab in your browser. [Read more…]
Back in 1971 Apollo 15 was the most successful manned flight ever achieved, according to NASA.
But the three astronauts aboard the spacecraft weren’t all about the science, as the video below shows. Two of the astronauts took turns to photograph each other on the moon, undoubtedly aware that they’d need epic Facebook profile photos 40 years down the line.
Watch the astronauts bounce around the moon as they captured these iconic images.