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Astrophotography

Stars in the photo: it’s this easy to photograph the Moon, planets and stars. Detailed information fully explained.

Photograph by Cristian Fattinnanzi Photograph by Cristian Fattinnanzi

We've all seen them: the many beautiful pictures of celestial objects. Emission nebulae, galaxies or planetary nebulae dazzle in the most beautiful colours. Most of these images come from telescopes like Hubble, which orbit far above the earth and capture these images. But can you actually see these objects as they appear in the images?