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The TIME’s “Best of Space Photos 2016”

As some of you may already know, the American TIME always publishes some “best of” lists at the end of every year. I love taking a look at such lists and getting inspired by them. At least when it relates to a category which I also have access to! 😉 For example I got one ...

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Here are the 116 images on the Voyager Golden Records

35 years after it was launched in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 1 reached interstellar space in August 2012. Thus the spacecraft became the first manmade object leaving our solar system. On board are the so-called Voyager Golden Records – records containing visual and audio information, with a user manual on the cover. The first part of ...

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NASA has uploaded all photos shot in the course of Apollo missions 7 through 17

There is hardly a job as demanding and dangerous as the one of an astronaut. This was doubly true in the late 60s and early 70s, since space technology was still in the early stages of development back then. Astronauts, US-American and Soviet alike, had to be able to keep their cool, no matter what. ...

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Is good photo equipment even important? The pictures of Pluto prove that it it ;)

I admit that I’m just kidding with the title of this entry since I don’t want to start the old discussion of “who is responsible for the quality of the pictures, the equipment or the photographer?”. However, it’s impossible to claim that the equipment is unimportant because the photos taken of Pluto over the last ...

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Big Birthday: 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope

The idea to send a telescope into space to get around the quality loss in images due to the Earth’s atmosphere is not new. It was first described by Hermann Oberth in his book “By Rocket Into Planetary Space“ in 1924. However, as with most ideas that are ahead of their times, it took a ...

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Total Lunar Eclipse: The ‘Blood Moon’

In Europe, you couldn’t really see the total lunar eclipse on April 15th, it was only visible in Australia, South and North America. As I am constantly browsing many English photo websites, I picked up on the hype around the “blood moon” and don’t want my living on the wrong side of the planet to ...

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The Tiny Cosmos

After the video „The Lion City“, in which the tilt-shift effect has been meaningfully deployed for a change, I wouldn’t have thought to find other videos or photos that benefit from this digital image processing trick that quickly. With so many still and moving pictures I view every day, I have become tired of looking ...

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Website recommendation: Project Apollo Archive

As a hobby-photographer, you’ll often find interesting things to read or see on the internet, but hardly ever anything that leaves you flabbergasted. I was lucky enough to experience that only just today, when I came across the Project Apollo Archive page. It may be simple and tedious to navigate (tiny thumbnails, no gallery or ...

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VideoTipp: 360 Time-Lapse of the Milky Way and FAQ for Mars Curiosity Rovers Cameras

Just as last Sunday, I surfed the web and came across two very intriguing videos. The first one is a thrilling 360-degree time-lapse video by a well-known name in the astro-photography scene, Stéphane Guisard. It depicts the Milky Way as it floats across the sky.  The second one is a FAQ-session for the photo-system (system, ...

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9600km Panorama from space: NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Insanely giant gigapixel panoramas are old hat by now. Pretty much any bigger city has already been photographed in this manner. In order to impress the common beholder, one needs to exceed the performance of other teams by far, and what arises more readily than shooting a 9600 times 190km big stripe on earth from ...