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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Stargazer Spots Pluto Amid Sagittarius Stars (Photo)
Pluto and Sagittarius Stars by Chumack
July 17th, 2014
Astrophotographer John Chumack captured the dwarf planet Pluto among the star fields of Sagittarius.
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Golden 'Honey Moon' Captured in Gorgeous Photo
Honey Moon from New Zealand
June 20th, 2014
A stunning new photo shows the full "honey moon" rising behind a woman practicing yoga. The image was taken by photographer Mark Gee on June 13, 2014 from Maupuia Park in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Milky Way Glimmers Over New Hampshire Farm Museum (Photo)
Milky Way Over New Hampshire Barns
June 6th, 2014
The Milky Way appears to glimmer above New Hampshire barns in this stunning image. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on June 1 at the Muster Field Farm Museum in Sutton, New Hampshire.
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Mysterious Night-Shining Clouds Glow Above Northern Ireland (Photo)
Noctilucent Clouds Above Ireland
July 7th, 2014
Electric-blue noctilucent clouds glimmered in the sky just before dawn when this amazing image was captured.Astrophotographer John McConnell took the photo on June 20, 2014 from Maghaberry, Northern Ireland.
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Stargazer Captures Amazing Close-up of Butterfly Nebula (Photo)
Gamma Cygni Nebula - Hancock
June 11th, 2014
Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image as part of his mosaic of the Gamma Cygni region from his backyard observatory in Fremont, Michigan on May 29, 2014.
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Mercury, Moon and Jupiter Shine Over Leaning Tower of Pisa (Photo)
Mercury, the Moon and Jupiter with the Leaning Tower
June 6th, 2014
This stunning image of Mercury, the moon and Jupiter also showcases a historical landmark of the Italian city from which it was taken: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See how astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the photo here.
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Blood Moon: Lunar Eclipse Phases Over Texas Capitol Building (Photo)
Lunar Eclipse Over Austin Capitol Building
May 27th, 2014
This amazing composite view of the total lunar eclipse of April 15 shows the stages of the moon sight as viewed over the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Skywatcher Mark Ezell created this composite view. See how he did it here.
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Milky Way Looms Large Over Washington in Amazing Photo
MIlky Way Over Washington
June 27th, 2014
The glowing Milky Way shines over Rattlesnake Lake in Washington State in this stunning image. Astrophotographer Matt Zietzke took this image from Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, Washington on May 19, 2014.
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Springtime Auroras Dance in Vermont Night Sky (Photo)
Springtime Aurora in Vermont
June 11th, 2014
Astrophotographer Brian Drourr took this image on June 8, 2014 from Champlain Valley, Vermont. See how he captured the aurora view here.
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Milky Way Arcs Over Earthly Rock Arch in Spectacular Photo
Corona Arch At Night
June 4th, 2014
Astrophotographer Mike Taylor took this image on May 27, 2014 from Bootlegger Canyon just outside of Moab, Utah.
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