Tag: astronomy

Dec 2, 2014

The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, who specializes in night photography, in particular ‘landscape astrophotography’ featuring the Milky Way. Not only does this give Ben the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, but it lets us city dwellers gain a greater appreciation for the awe-inspiring night sky as well…

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Mar 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sidewalk Astronomy

Picture of the Day: Sidewalk Astronomy

SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY Photograph by piranhasaurusTex on reddit How cool is this! Spotted at a parking lot in Houston, Texas (Memorial Drive and Dairy Ashford Road) was this guy with a ‘Dobsonian‘ telescope and a sign that reads: This is a telescope. Come take a look at Jupiter. Free According to Wikipedia:…

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Jul 6, 2013

What the Night Sky Would Look Like if Cities Went Dark

What the Night Sky Would Look Like if Cities Went Dark

Thierry Cohen began his professional career in 1985 and is seen as one of the pioneers of digital photography. Cohen currently lives and works in Paris. Since 2010 he has devoted himself to a single project – “Villes Enteintes” (Darkened Cities) – which depicts the major cities of the world as they would appear…

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Feb 17, 2013

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

Detailed Photos of the Sun by a Backyard Astronomer

By day, Alan Friedman makes greeting cards for Great Arrow Graphics. At night, Friedman pursues his passion for astronomy from his observatory, located in the backyard of his home in Buffalo, New York. While it’s not an ideal site, given the street lights, telephone wires and jet stream winds. He makes the most of…

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