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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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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Green and Gold Northern Lights Dance in Stargazer's Spectacular Photo
Northern Lights by Mamtani
May 5th, 2015
This amazing image of the Northern Lights was a lucky shot for astrophotographer Manish Mamtani. Mamtani took the image from Long Lake Recreation Area in Wisconsin on Match 17, 2015.
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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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Whirlpool Galaxy Glows Purple and Blue in Amateur Photo
Whirlpool Galaxy Chadha
May 20th, 2015
The striking arms of the Whirlpool galaxy can be seen in stunning detail in this astrophotographer image by Jaspal Chadha.
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Full Moon Shines Over Lighthouse in Stunning View (Photo)
Moon and Belt of Venus Diesel
April 29th, 2015
Greg Diesel took this image of the moon over the Bodie Island Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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The Milky Way Over Loon Island: A Stargazer's Stunning View (Photo)
Loon Island Panorama Evans
April 7th, 2015
Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took the image Loon Island Lighthouse on Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, New Hampshire on Feb. 28, 2015.
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Milky Way Glows Over Maine Beach in Stunning Photo
Popham Beach Panorama Evans
May 28th, 2015
Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image of the Milky Way over Popham Beach State Park in Maine the morning of April 18, 2015 as a 9-shot panorama.
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Is Our Milky Way Under Scorpion Attack? Nope, Just Awesome Photos
Scorpion Milky Way Mamtani
May 13th, 2015
Mamtani took the image in Borrego Springs, California during the weekend of April 17, 2015.
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Milky Way Majesty in Maine Captivates Night Sky Photographer (Photo)
Nubble Lighthouse and Milky Way by Evans
April 29th, 2015
This seven-image panorama shows the Milky Way above Cape Neddick Light Station in York, Maine. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on March 25 around just before the start of astronomical sunrise.
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