Astrophotography by Mia Stålnacke

mia-stalnacke-10My favourite astrophotographer of the moment is the extremely talented Mia Stålnacke, whose forté is photographing aurora borealis.

As it happens, she’s in the perfect location for views of the aurorae, living high up in the arctic circle. The little town of Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden, and among the most northerly settlements in the world. As you might expect, the people who live there are treated to blissfully dark night skies, and auroral displays frequent enough to make those of us living further south feel a bit jealous.

Here are just a handful of my favourite shots taken by her!
(Captions are her own words from twitter.)

If you like Mia’s photography, you should go and look at more of it. She has accounts on Twitter and Instagram where she regularly uploads her latest creations for your viewing pleasure.

For anyone who’s ambitious enough to want to take aurora photos themselves, Mia also has an article on Photographing Space all about how to shoot aurora borealis. It’s very detailed, so it should contain everything you need to know!

All images © Mia Stålnacke. Please do not reproduce them without permission.

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About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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