astrophotography

These “Balloongineers” Floated to 31km for the Global Space Ballooning Challenge

The Balloongineers had quite the adventure sending up and recovering their high altitude balloon for the Global Space Ballooning Challenge.

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Hasselblad’s “Astronaut’s Photography Manual” for NASA

Cool find by my old pal Billy Baque. The manual describes the operation of the Hasselblad 500 EL/M, and gives general advice about how to take good photographs in space, should you ever find yourself there. With a camera. As Billy says, “[i]t makes working on the shuttle seem less glamorous and a lot more like hard, hard work.”

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What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Laurent Laveder is a landscape astrophotographer. No, really. That’s his job! OK, he’s also an astronomy journalist, if that makes you feel any better. But it’s his amazing astrophotography, especially his series called Moon Games, that really inspires awe… and lots of FB/G+ reposting.

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Time Lapse Lunar Eclipse over the Acropolis

Time lapse video by Elias Politis, uppermost, and single image composite of same, immediately above. It’s NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 25.

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