A CMOS sensor that is almost 40 times larger than a full-frame sensor has been used to capture meteors that researchers couldn't previously spot. The Canon sensor can shoot at 60 fps with the light of a full moon.
Looking for a photo that is out of this world just got simpler with NASA's new searchable media database of photos, video, and audio. The new search engine offers simpler searching over the previous option.
On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope organization announced a traveling gallery of images from the telescope. The gallery, which includes photos as well as paintings and sculptures, will be coming to the U.S. at a later date.
In designing its new high-sensitivity infrared camera, NASA engineers looked to nature for inspiration. After disappointing tests with carbon nano tubes, they built a silicon-based sensor that mimics the structure of a moth’s eye.
In just two weeks, the moon will be the closest to Earth its been since January 1948 and the closest it will be until November 25, 2034. Don't forget to get away from city lights to get the best possible shot.
While any photographer would be happy with just a single copy of Canon's 400mm f/2.8, a small team of astronomers required a few more: 48 to be exact. That's $480,000 worth of glass for a "small side project," and it helped find new…
Long exposures heat up a sensor and introduce more noise -- this modified Nikon D5500 designed for shooting the night sky solves the issue with a cooling back. That modification comes at a pretty hefty price tag, however.
The stunning imagery created for the band's tour by artist Jeff Frost is actually time-lapse footage from CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The message behind the dizzying array of colors is meant to be the "neural net of humanity,"
Mike Taylor is an accomplished photographer who specializes in capturing the night sky and the heavenly bodies of stars, planets, meteors, and far galaxies. He talks about why he prefers to shoot in darkness, and how he does it.