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Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy Green Comet E3
Photo credit: Andrew McCarthy
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy attempted to capture the ‘green comet’, also known as Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), last week, and the result was a stunning image worthy of printing. Since the comet is not as bright as Neowise or Leonard, it could not be seen with the naked eye, but all it took was a single 60” exposure to reveal the bright glowing comae and its long dust tail.

New Canon 12.6MP CMOS Sensor HDR Divides Image
These Canon DSLR Transformers may be fund to play around with, while this new Canon 12.6MP CMOS sensor could be a game changer for security camera systems. In addition to having an industry-leading1 dynamic range of 148 decibels (dB), this sensor has the ability to divide a single image into 736 areas and automatically determine the best exposure settings for each one.

Tarantula Nebula NASA Chandra James Webb Space Telescope
You’ve heard JWST images turned into sound, now check out an image of the Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, created with NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory data and an infrared image from the James Webb Space Telescope. The X-rays appear as royal blue and purple, revealing gas that has been heated to millions of degrees by shock waves, similar to sonic booms, generated by the winds from massive stars.

Major Cities Without Advertising Billboards Visual Pollution
Photo credit: NeoMam via HouseFresh
After seeing this Pokemon GO 3D digital billboard, some have wondered how Tokyo would look without any visual pollution, and design firm NeoMam partnered with HouseFresh to show us. One of the most trafficked areas of Tokyo would be Shibuya Crossing, which has 2,500 or more pedestrians scrambling across at any time. The first thing that most notice here are the three large TV screens mounted on nearby buildings that overlook the crossing, so it would be quite strange to see them gone.

DJI RS 3 Mini Travel Stabilizer Gimbal
The Osmo Mobile 6 is designed for smartphones, while the all-new DJI RS 3 Mini stabilizer is compatible with DSLR and full-frame mirrorless cameras. Weighing in at just under 1.8-pounds, it could be the lightest pro-level gimbal yet and can carry a weight of up to 2-pounds. Featuring Bluetooth shutter control, a third-generation stabilization algorithm, native horizontal / vertical camera mounting, and a 1.4-inch color touchscreen.

Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 Autofocus
Priced at just $25, the all-new Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 not only has autofocus capabilities, but now sports a back-illuminated Sony IMX708 sensor, which offers higher resolution (12MP), more sensitive pixel design as well as a larger support for high-dynamic-range imaging. The higher horizontal resolution of the IMX708 sensor implies an ability to image finer details, while the 16:9 aspect ratio allows users to capture HD video, thus making use of the entire sensor area.

NASA Earth Image NOAA-21 VIIRS Instrument Satellite
Lincoln Laboratory’s TerraByte Infrared Delivery System will beam data at 100Gbps, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s NOAA-21 satellite uses its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to capture global visible and infrared observations of land, ocean, as well as atmosphere parameters at high temporal resolution. It began collecting data on December 5th as it passed over the East Coast of the United States and transmitted the first images of Earth.