ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

HORSEHEAD (IC 434) & FLAME (NGC 2024) NEBULAE UNDER CITY LIGHTS – (MUHAMMAD ALI)

Shown here is a narrowband image of a horsehead and flame nebulae taken under a heavy light polluted city. Muhammad Ali is one of the founding members of Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST) and a passionate astrophotographer.

DATE & LOCATION:

November-December 2018. Lahore, Pakistan.

A horse head and flame nebulae

A horse head and flame nebulae

PLANETS PASSING INFRONT OF THE CORE OF MILKYWAY GALAXY – (ABUBAKER SHEKHANI)

The night sky is not black and it is evident here in this image of a portion of Sagittarius arm of Milky Way galaxy taken from a dark site away from city lights. Abubaker shekhani is one of th founding members of Karachi Astronomers Society (KAS).

DATE & LOCATION:

March 2018. Ranikot Fort, Sindh, Pakistan.

Sagittarius arm of Milky Way galaxy
Sagittarius arm of Milky Way galaxy

AIRBUS A380 TRANSITING WANING GIBBOUS MOON – (MIAN MATEEN)

It is a quite a sight when you are looking at moon and suddenly a plane passes in front of moon. Exactly this happened when Mian Mateen was taking images of moon and suddenly Thai Airways Airbus A380 made a silhouetted pass in front of moon.

DATE & LOCATION:

December 2018. Lahore, Pakistan.


Thai Airways Airbus making a silhouetted pass in front of the moon.

SAGITTARIUS ARM OF MILKYWAY GALAXY, MARS & NANGA PARBAT – (MYRA AHMAD)

This image of Sagittarius arm of Milky Way galaxy taken from Fairy Meadows. From up there, one can have amazing views of Nanga Parbat aka Killer Mountain (8126 m) under billions of stars. Myra Ahmad being a medical student is very passionate about astronomy & astrophotography as well.

DATE & LOCATION:

August 2018. Fairy Meadows, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.

Sagittarius arm of Milky way
galaxy
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