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Amazing Earth photos from space captured with Nikon D4

Earth, as seen from space, is probably one of the most impressive things ever. Our planet is absolutely astounding from afar and the latest astronaut to share this awesomeness with us is ESA’s Tim Peake. Here are some of the amazing Earth photos from space captured by the cosmonaut from Earth’s low orbit!

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How the Moon Impacts Night Photography

Learn the best times of the month to capture night photography – and how the moon impacts your images.

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Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR coming in 2016

Canon is allegedly developing a new competitor for one of Nikon’s cameras. This time, the device in question is special. According to the rumor mill, the EOS maker is working on a Nikon D810a rival. The Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR is said to be in the works and to take on its Nikon counterpart sometime in 2016.

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How to Successfully Edit Star Trails Images

Learn to edit star trail images using Adobe Lightroom and StarTraX software.

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How to Successfully Photograph Star Trails – Capturing the Night Sky

Learn how to successfully photograph star trails in light polluted areas using these steps.

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Nikon D810A unveiled as a DSLR for astrophotographers

The rumored Nikon D810A is now official as a modified D810 that is aimed at stargazers. This is the world’s first full frame DSLR camera for consumers which has been built for astrophotography. The DSLR comes with a new infrared cut filter, longer exposure modes, and other features designed for low-light photography.

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First Nikon D5 and more D810a details leaked

Nikon is planning to announce more cameras by the end of 2015. According to a trusted source, the flagship Nikon D5 DSLR camera will be introduced during the second half of 2015 with a new 20-megapixel image sensor. Moreover, the special D810 version for astrophotographers, could be called D810a, and is coming soon.

Nikon D810 astrophotography DSLR

Official Nikon D810A announcement event is imminent

The Nikon D810A announcement event is now rumored to be imminent. The astrophotography version of the D810 DSLR has joined the rumor mill in recent times and it appears that the Japanese company is speeding things up, in order for the camera to be ready for the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015.

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Special Nikon D810 astrophotography version coming soon?

Nikon is allegedly developing a special version of the D810 DSLR camera. According to inside sources, a Nikon D810 astrophography version will be announced in the near future. The shooter will offer a higher hydrogen-alpha sensitivity, thus becoming the perfect tool for stargazers and astrophotographers.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 is James Woodend

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has revealed the winners of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014” photo contest. The grand prize winner is UK-based photographer James Woodend, who has submitted a spectacular image of Aurora Borealis dancing above Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier.

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Stéphane Vetter captures stunning aurora borealis photos

The northern lights are one of the Earth’s most compelling shows. They represent sheer beauty and they can make a grown man cry. Stéphane Vetter captures stunning aurora borealis photos. His work has been featured by NASA itself, while the photographer has also won the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

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Human silhouettes created out of 25,000 pinhole sun images

Photographer Chris Bucklow has got his hands on a pinhole camera and has decided to customize it with aluminum foils that feature human-like silhouettes drawn on them. The result is a project called “Guests”, which consists of individual outlines created with the help of 25,000 pinhole images of the sun.

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NASA creates 1.3-gigapixel Mars panorama, thanks to Curiosity

Panoramas are great and NASA knows this, so its researchers have decided to compile a gigapixel shot of Mars by stitching together about 900 RAW images. All photos have been sent from the Red Planet by the Curiosity rover, which has captured them in the fall of 2012, while being in the “Rocknest” area.

ISS transiting the moon

Transiting the moon makes the ISS look like the Enterprise

Almost all photographers are looking to capture that once in a lifetime shot. It may not be their best photo ever, but it will be iconic for them. Romanian photographer Maximilian Teodorescu has hit the jackpot, thanks to an image of the International Space Station transiting the moon, making the ISS look like the USS Enterprise.

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160-megapixel ultraviolet photography mosaic of our closest galaxies

160-megapixel imaging project of our neighboring galaxies ends up with incredible resolutions and unprecedented data gathering. This detailed photography mosaic was possible thanks to a UV and optical telescope integrating special filters and a wide, clear-view mirror.

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Photographers advocate against light pollution

Ever wondered about the threats posed by light pollution? Well, the members of TWAN had the inspiration to turn their questioning into photographic answers. Learn about photographers around the world who captured the night sky as opposed to the prisoners of city lights.

NASA 19-gigapixel Long Swath panorama

NASA unveils 6,000-mile 19-gigapixel Long Swath panorama image

NASA has taken everyone by surprise once again with the launch of a gigantic panorama image, measuring 19.06-gigapixels. It has been called “The Long Swath” and it has been captured in roughly 20 minutes, by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite, orbiting Earth at an altitude of 438 miles at speeds of 17,000 mph.

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Earth changes over the past 28 years shown in Google Timelapse

A lot of people claim that Google does awesome things. This company may not be considered amazing by a lot of people, but its new Timelapse platform is definitely worth looking at in your lifetime. Google has gone through millions of images and it has compiled Earth time-lapses to show what’s changed over the past 28 years.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s space photography tips

Astronauts used to stash away photos until they started travelling the country on post-mission lectures. Chris Hadfield has been posting shots almost every day and now he has some telephoto tips to share also. No wonder he’s got 700,000 followers on Twitter.

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East / West Germany division can still be seen from space

“Everybody Hates Chris” is a popular TV show where Chris Rock recalls his childhood memories. In our situation, everybody loves Chris Hadfield, the Commander of the International Space Station, thanks to his great images posted on Twitter. One of the latest photos shows that the East / West Germany division is still visible from space.

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NASA reveals amazing photos of this year’s largest solar flare

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the main supplier of fantastic astrophotography. The agency has released a new set of photos, depicting this year’s biggest solar flare, which caused a coronal mass ejection. Such solar flares produce spectacular light shows, though they can also affect our electronics.

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