Astrophotography

Prime vs. zoom lenses: What’s best for Milky Way photography?

Feb 28, 2024
Alyn Wallace

The debate over prime versus zoom lenses is one that echoes around most genres of photography but there are important and specific points to be…

Tutorials and tips for the solar eclipse

Feb 25, 2024
Alan Dyer

There are many ways to capture great images and movies of a total eclipse of the Sun. I outline them all in great detail in…

Delta schedules a special flight to let you capture April’s solar eclipse from the sky

Feb 22, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a total solar eclipse from the sky, this year you’ll have your chance. The total solar eclipse is coming…

NASA Perseverance rover spots poor broken Ingenuity helicopter in a recent Mars photo

Feb 7, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Last month, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took its last flight after suffering rotor damage. In a recent photo, the Perseverance rover captured the poor, broken…

Watch: Photographer films extremely rare “aurora curls”

Feb 1, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Photographer Jeff Dai captured a site you don’t see every day, not even if you live in the far North or South. He managed to…

James Webb Telescope photos featured on postage stamps

Jan 23, 2024
Alex Baker

Stamp collectors in the US might want to schedule a trip to their local post office and pick up a set of these beautiful stamps…

IAPY 2023 contest winners showcase India’s enchanting astrophotography

Dec 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The year’s ending, and we’ve seen plenty of splendid photos from various contests. But don’t think it’s over – we have one more stunning contest to show you. It’s the “Aperture” Indian Astrophotographer of the Year 2023, and it has announced the 2023 winners, showcasing the incredible talent and dedication of India’s astrophotographers.

This celestial “Christmas Tree” is our galaxy wishing you happy holidays

Dec 21, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Astronomers have unveiled a stunning new image of NGC 2264, a cluster of young stars nicknamed the “Christmas Tree Cluster.” They even made it twinkle, so it looks like it has fairy lights all over it. Well isn’t this perfect timing for a photo like this?

Ring in the holidays with this new close-up image of Uranus

Dec 21, 2023
Alex Baker

The James Webb telescope has captured a magnificent new view of Uranus, which shows a detailed view of its rings in full glory. The image…

The Pentax K-1 II gets new astrophotography features

Dec 14, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

If you like astrophotography, you may want to know that another firmware update for the Pentax K-1 II ($1896) was released. The update made some…