The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope managed to capture this stunning image of emission nebula NGC 2313. What sets this nebulae apart from others? Emission nebulae are bright and diffuse clouds of ionized gas that emit their own light. The bright star V565 that you see in the center showcases a silvery, fan-shaped veil of gas and dust, while the right half is obscured by a dense cloud of dust. Read more for a video explaining emission nebula and additional information.
Designed by Ping-Hsun ‘penk’ Chen and Ruha Cheng, the open source RUHAcam digital camera is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W computer connected to a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module, which boasts a 12.3MP Sony IMX477 sensor. Other features include a 2.2-inch TFT display that functions as a viewfinder, a 2,000mAg Li-Pi battery, and a 3D-printed case inspired by retro-style SLR cameras. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Minneapolis-based Rally Studios is so masterful with their drone footage that the footage has even caught the eye of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Their most recent clip of the Bryant Lake Bowl bowling alley went viral a few weeks ago, and this time, the team visited Minnesota’s Mall of America for a cinematic short. It begins at the Kaleidoscope public art installation before making it over to Nickelodeon Universe. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit + EF-M 15-45mm Lens is perfect for not only vloggers, but live streaming as well, and you can get it for $499 shipped, today only, originally $649. You’ll be able to capture everything around you in pure vibrancy, along with impactful 4K UHD videos. Featuring fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, a built-in electronic viewfinder, and a 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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EarthCam’s new GigapixelCam X80 is now the highest resolution, outdoor panoramic webcam yet. It captures images with a resolution 700 percent higher than the company’s previous maximum resolution webcam, thanks to a 360° ultra-precise, military-grade pan/tilt/zoom base as well as fast, responsive control over IP, 4G LTE, or now 5G networks. This means that this single camera can capture more ground than dozens of fixed cameras. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Photographer Andrew McCarthy created his clearest image of the Sun by first capturing 100,000 individual images before compositing them into a giant mosaic of the solar chromosphere, thus eliminating the atmosphere since so many frames were stacked together. The process sounds a lot more tedious than it actually was, thanks to AutoStakkert! software, which automatically analyzes, aligns and stacks images of celestial bodies that were taken through a telescope. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has just celebrated its 31st anniversary with one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, AG Carinae, which is surrounded by an ever expanding shell of gas and dust. Spanning around five light-years wide, this nebula equals the distance from here to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri. It was most likely created from one or more giant eruptions several thousand years ago when the star’s outer layers were blown into space. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Capturing a volcanic eruption up-close just isn’t possible with standard photography equipment, and that’s where drones come in. Photographer Daniel Haussmann found out the hard way that these flying machines can still get hit with the unexpected, and in this case, a flying chunk of lava from the erupting Geldingadalir volcano in Iceland. In all, he made a total of six visits to the site, and despite the accident, still managed to capture some amazing footage. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Ever wanted to share a screenshot of something in-game in the real world? Fujifilm’s about to make it a lot easier to do so with their all-new INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch. This smartphone printer, when paired with the free app over Bluetooth, allows users to print out their favorite scenes or characters from any Nintendo Switch game. Plus, you’ll be able to edit an image, combine it with a variety of free in-app frames, or grab the best moment from a video and print it out. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Sony may not be a leader in drones, but their upcoming Airpeak quadcopter is definitely no slouch. They recently headed to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for some wind resistance testing, as their facility can generate an artificial airflow at a constant speed. The aim was to see how the drone could be affected by strong wind, and the maximum that it can endure, which turned out to be 44.7 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.