Last month, an annular solar eclipse was visible over the United States and Central and South America (and from space). Astrophotographer Jason Kurth captured it and turned it into a stunning timelapse. He shot over 200,000 images and ended up with one of the most detailed videos of a “ring of fire” solar eclipse we’ve ever seen.
The Euclid telescope has sent back its first images directly from its ‘Dark Universe’ mission. The telescope is part of the European Space Agency‘s (ESA) €1 billion mission ($1.07 billion) to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
According to the ESA, 95% of the universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy. The mission is exploring ‘beyond Einstein’ and pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding.
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, have been creating quite a display this week. In fact, the dazzling phenomena have lit up skies much further south than usual, with sightings even reported in Tuscany, Italy, and Greece.
One lucky UK photographer managed to capture some spectacular images of the aurora, plus the Milky Way, a shooting star, and the relatively newly understood concept of STEVE. Ironically, the photographer’s name is also Steve! DIYP caught up with photographer Stephen Pemberton to find out how he captured these shots.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has treated us with another gorgeous image. This time, it has shown us Jupiter in a totally different light. It’s a “different light,” both figuratively and literally: Jupiter doesn’t only look different than what we’re used to, but the shot was also taken using ultraviolet light.
Summer has bid farewell (well, not quite if you’re in Spain; it’s still shorts weather!), and the Milky Way’s core has slipped below the horizon for the next six months in the Northern Hemisphere. But for night sky photographers, there’s no need to pack up and wait for next year.
The upcoming months offer a treasure trove of opportunities to capture stunning celestial scenes. In this video, night sky photographer Jeroen Linnenkamp from StarScaper explores seven exciting night sky photography ideas. And there’s not a Milky Way core in sight!
This year has treated us with four “supermoons.” Talented photographer Soumyadeep Mukherjee (previously) has captured them all in a painstaking, but exciting process. He composed them into a single collage, celebrating the beauty of the moon. He told DIYP more about his project, so we bring you some backstory and spectacular images Soumyadeep has taken over the course of 2023.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has become an annual staple in the lives of many photographers. We all want to see what new views of the universe we’re going to be presented with.
But just as interesting to photographers is the gear used to create it. Fortunately, we’ve got Skies and Scopes here again to give us the rundown. They went through all 828 shortlisted images to see how they were made.
Amateur astronomer Tadao Ohsugi captured a giant fireball blasting at Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. Despite Jupiter being “the vacuum cleaner of the Solar System”, this isn’t an everyday sight. In fact, according to astronomers, this is the second biggest one to be captured in a decade. thankfully, Ohsugi got it in a timelapse, so we can see the massive blast, too.
An international team of astronomers has recently made an exciting discovery using the Hubble Space Telescope. Led by researchers at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen, the team has found and investigated a galaxy from almost 11 billion years ago.
What’s also special about the discovery is that the team didn’t discover it by the light it emits, which would be typical. Nope, this one was discovered by the light it absorbs.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition always fascinates me. I wouldn’t even begin to know how to create most of the images I see winning each year. For real, how do you shoot a Stargate?
This year is the 15th annual competition, and the winners, runners-up, and highly commended are all pretty amazing. Some scenes include a view of the ground, while others leave our little planet very far behind!