Astrophotography has come a long way in recent years, thanks to digital cameras (which are more light-sensitive than film), digital photo processing (which can bring out the subtle details in dim galaxies and nebulae), and the internet (which links astrophotographers so they can share their work and learn from one another). Seeing in the Dark draws on the work of some of the world's most accomplished astrophotographers, but even the most casual stargazer can sometimes take memorable photos.
Here are a few samples of the wonderful images in the show and some tips on how they were made. At the end, we give some links to web sites that can introduce you to astronomical photography. (Throughout, you will find links to the web sites of the photographers as well.)
To learn more about getting started in astronomical photography, view the Seeing in the Dark How-To Video on Astrophotography, or try the following sites: