This iPhone was stolen in the UK and has ended up in Iraq.
Alan Friedman works full time as a greeting card designer but pursues his love of astronomy in the evenings from an observatory he has erected in his own backyard in Buffalo, New York. These brilliant photos are captured using a small telescope and Hydrogen Alpha filter which acts as a lens and streams images in the same way as a webcam would. Each photo is made out of thousands of frames of images that are then combined and adjusted in color and tonality to create a final high res photograph.
Twisted Sifter has selected the 100 best photos for 2012 from their popular “Pictures of the Day” series run throughout the year. Here are their choices!