Night Sky Pictures: Stargazer Photos of Stars and Planets

The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies. See amazing pictures of the night sky as seen by veteran observers and amateur astronomers here.
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Gorgeous Glow! The Crescent Moon and Earthshine (Photo)
Crescent Moon and Earthshine by Chumack
October 9th, 2015
The crescent moon lit up by earthshine was captured by astrophotographer John Chumack on Sept. 8, 2015.
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Viking Aurora: Northern Lights Wow Photographer in Newfoundland
Viking Lights Woodworth
August 18th, 2015
Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image of an aurora from Norstead, a Viking village replica.
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Mountaineer Spies the Milky Way from the Himalayas (Photo)
Milky Way Mount Manaslu
August 10th, 2015
This stunning image of the Millky Way was taken over Mt. Manaslu in the Himalayas. Mumbai-based amateur astrophotographer, Kuntal A. Joisher, took this image in fall of 2014 during a trek on the mountain.
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Harbor Seal Photobombs Stargazer's Milky Way Snapshot in Maine
Milky Way and Harbor Seal Ippolito
August 24th, 2015
Skywatcher Stephen Ippolito captured this image of a harbor seal and the Milky Way while stargazing at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park in Maine.
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Breathtaking Purple and Green Auroras Leave Photographer Awestruck
Wild Horses Matias
August 17th, 2015
This stunning image of a purple and gold aurora was taken by Jason Matias at the Wild Horses Monument on the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.
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As the World Turns: Night Sky Photographer Snaps Earth's Precession
Earth Precession Claro
May 30th, 2015
The Earth's precession is captured in stunning detail in this image by astrophotographer Miguel Claro from inside the Mourão Castle, in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve.
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Bubble Nebula Dazzles in Amateur Astronomer's Photo
Bubble Nebula Chadha
May 27th, 2015
This image of the Bubble Nebula was taken by astrophotographer Jaspal Chadha from London.
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Chance Lightning Storm Illuminates Brilliant Milky Way Vista (Photo)
Milky Way Ippolito Arizona
August 22nd, 2015
See how photographer Stephen Ippolito captured this amazing view from from Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona.
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Wow! Ocean Glows an Ethereal Blue Under Milky Way's Starlight (Photo)
Milky Way and Bioluminescent Water
August 12th, 2015
Photographer Jeffrey Berkes took this image from Cannon Beach in Oregon around the Haystack Rock Bird Sanctuary.
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Space Station, Moon and Planets Dance Over Pisa
ISS, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Moon Petricca
May 29th, 2015
Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca took this image of the ISS, the Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Leaning Tower of Pisa from Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
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