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  • 24 Apr 2019
    Mitchell Begelman

    The First “Photograph” of a Black Hole

    The first image from the Event Horizon Telescope, centered on the nucleus of the giant elliptical galaxy M87, does not show the shadow of the black hole’s event horizon per se. What it does show is a region somewhat larger than the horizon, where spacetime is so distorted that photons can go into orbit around […]

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  • 6 Sep 2018
    Andromeda Galaxy M31 171017
    Michael A. Covington

    Amateur and professional astronomy are pulling back together

    This picture of the Andromeda Galaxy is not from a major observatory. It is not even an exceptional example of amateur work. It is a routine picture taken in my driveway in a medium-sized town with a telescope 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter. For a long time (about 1970-2000), amateur and professional astronomy were […]

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  • 6 Dec 2016
    Nicolas Dupont-Bloch

    How to ‘Shoot the Moon’ – top tips on lunar imaging by astrophotographer and author, Nicolas Dupont-Bloch

    In his new book, Shoot the Moon, astrophotographer Nicolas Dupont-Bloch explains and demonstrates how you can capture impressive images of our nearest neighbour in space using a variety of different techniques. Covering equipment ranging from smartphones and DSLRs to specialist planetary cameras, whether you are a novice without a telescope, an amateur developing your skills in imaging, or an experienced astrophotographer, you will benefit from the author's expertise. Here, he offers fifteeneightyfour readers some exclusive top tips on capturing that perfect lunar image.

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  • 18 Nov 2016

    Enter our ‘Shoot the Moon’ photo competition

    The Moon boasts an unexpected variety of landscapes - including volcanic features, sinuous valleys and ghost craters - which are readily visible from Earth. Now, a new practical guide called, Shoot the Moon, explains and demonstrates how you can capture impressive images of our nearest neighbour in space using a variety of different techniques.

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  • 10 Jul 2014

    Photography Contest: Shoot the Moon

    As you get excited about our forthcoming book The New Moon, take advantage of warm summer nights and bring your camera outside to photograph the Moon! You could win $125 worth of Cambridge astronomy books.

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  • 27 Nov 2013

    Comet ISON Photo Contest

    Astrophotographers and comet-watchers everywhere are invited to participate in our latest night-sky photo contest. This winter, we're waiting eagerly for Comet ISON to light up the sky—snap a picture, send it in, and you could win!

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  • 9 Oct 2013

    Summer Stargazing Photo Contest

    The votes are in—see winning photos from our summer contest! All of the submissions were phenomenal, so be sure to check out the slideshow below to see the gallery of photos.

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  • 30 Aug 2013
    Rachel E.

    The Stars This Summer

    With Summer Stargazing at its end, take a look at some of the latest entries in our astrophotography contest. There's still time to send in your photos before September 15!

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