Milky Way Shines Over Crater Lake in Stunning Panorama
Credit: Steve Zigler
Night sky photographer Steve Zigler took this shot in late May from a snowy overlook at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The Milky Way is beautifully mirrored by the white rim of the lake—a perspective nearly stifled by the weather. [Full Story] by the weather.
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Stargazer's Photos Reveal Spectacular Arizona Night Sky, But No Meteors
Credit: Stephen Gresser | S.C. Gresser Photography
While pursuing images of what turned out to be an elusive Perseid meteor shower, Stephen Gresser captured some spectacular photos of the night sky over Arizona. [Full Story]
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Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Jeff Dai
Credit: Jeff Dai
Photographer Jeff Dai captured this view of a Perseid meteor shower fireball streaks above the city lights of Nanchuan in western China on Aug. 11, 2013. Dai took the photo from Mount Jinfo, Chongqing, China.
Starry Sky Over Sequoia National Park: Stargazer's Serene Scene
Credit: Meldeine Sipes
Astrophotographer Meldeine Sipes took advantage of her family's picturesque vacation spot by shooting some spectacular images of giant sequoia trees under a starry sky. [Full Story]
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2013 Perseid Meteors Over Orcas Island, WA
Credit: Cody Limber
Astrophotographer Cody Limber sent in a photo of some early Perseid meteors that he caught from his deck on Orcas Island in Washington. The shot combines images taken over the course of four days in August 2013.
Veteran astrophotographer Terry Hancock was pleasantly surprised to learn the uninvited guest in his recent photo was not an aircraft, but rather Comet Lemmon soaring across a nebula-filled night sky. [Full Story]
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Rainbow Connection: Bird Soars Near Sundog in Majestic Photo
Credit: Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego
A lone bird soars near a phantom sun, or sundog in this breathtaking image recently shared by photographer Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego. [Full Story]
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Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Jonathan S. McElvery
Credit: Jonathan S. McElvery
Stargazing photographer Jonathan S. McElvery captured this view of a Perseid meteor over Grafton, Mass., early on Aug. 12, 2013 during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower. He used a Nikon D700 camera equipped with a 14mm lens and set to ISO3200, 10 sec. @f/3.2
Night sky watcher William Berry sent in a photo of a fireball at Slide Mountain over Washoe Valley, NV. He says the image is a wide angle stack of about 1 hour, 30 second exposures, and he brightened the meteor trail a bit.