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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Photographer's Cosmic Passion Leads to Stunning Night Sky Images
Star Trails and Bandstand Connor Hicks
March 30th, 2015
Night sky photographer Connor Hicks submitted these magnificent photos of star trails and a moon halo. See how Hicks created the amazing view.
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Orion Nebula Glows in Amateur Astronomer's Amazing Photo
Hansenn Orion Nebula
February 2nd, 2015
Amateur astronomer Keith Hanssen took this image of the Orion Nebula in November from Montana.
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Supernova Blast in Superwind Galaxy Glows in Amateur Photo
Supernova in Superwind Galaxy
January 13th, 2015
This stunning image shows a bright supernova in the Superwind galaxy taken on Jan. 2 by astrophotographer Justin Ng.
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Between Sea Stacks: Astrophotographer Capture Setting Stunning Sky View
Moon Set Between Sea Stacks
March 12th, 2015
Astrophotographer Jason Matias captured this gorgeous night view of the moon setting between sea stacks.
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Photographer Snaps Serene Moonlit View of Hungary Village
Moonlit Scene from Hungary
February 2nd, 2015
Amateur astrophotographer Béla Papp took this picturesque moonlit scene near the village of Óbánya in southwest Hungary.
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Meteors, Andromeda and the Milky Way Dazzle in Amazing Photo
Andromeda and Meteors from Tobias Lookout
December 19th, 2014
The Andromeda galaxy appears to twinkle behind two stunning meteors in this skywatching image taken from Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on August 2nd, 2014.
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Astrophotographer Captures Stunning Image of Sunspot and Plane
Sunspot AR-2192 and Air Asia Plane
December 1st, 2014
This stunning image shows a plane appearing to pass before the sun. Astrophotographer Michael Sanders captured the image from Bangkok, Thailand.
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Trifid Nebula Glows in Stunning Photo By Amateur Astronomer
Trifid Nebula Unnikrishnan
March 12th, 2015
Astrophotographer Navaneeth Unnikrishnan captured the Trifid Nebula from Karnataka, India.
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Heart Nebula's Cloudy Core Glows in Amateur Photo
Melotte 15 Jaspal Chadha
January 20th, 2015
Astrophotographer Jaspal Chadha took this image over four nights in December 2014 and January 2015.
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Rare Bright Sprites Dance in South Dakota's Night Sky (Photos)
Sprites, Gravity Waves and Airglow
December 16th, 2014
A storm over central South Dakota provided these stunning images for astrophotographer Randy Halverson.
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