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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Budding Night Sky Photographer Sees a Stunning Crescent Moon (Image)
Crescent Moon from Pacific Northwest
August 19th, 2014
John Nelson took this image of the crescent moon from the Pacific Northwest. See how he did it here.
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Amazing Andromeda Galaxy View Captured by Amateur Astronomer (Photo)
Andromeda Galaxy From Portugal
August 11th, 2014
Astrophotographer Miguel Claro took this image on July 27 from Monsaraz in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve located near Alentejo, Portugal. See how he did it.
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Astrophotographer Catches Star Cluster, Moon & Venus in One Amazing Photo
Moon, Venus, and the Pleadies from Arizona
July 24th, 2014
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.
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Moon, Mars and Bright Star Spica Captivate Amateur Astronomer (Photo)
Moon, Mars and Spica by Petricca
August 13th, 2014
Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the colorful conjuction of the moon, Mars and Spica in this image.See how astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the photo here.
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Stunning Nebulas of Sagittarius Captured by Amateur Astronomer (Photo)
Sagittarius Nebulas by Hancock
August 5th, 2014
Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image of M8 and M20, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas, on July 6 from Fremont, Michigan.
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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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Wow! Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo
Milky Way From New Zealand
August 13th, 2014
This image was taken by astrophotographer Amit Kamble from a dark sky site near Foxton, New Zealand on July 27. See how he did it here.
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Rising Moon and Milky Way Glow Above Maine Lighthouse (Photo)
Milky Way, Moon and Lighthouse from Maine
July 31st, 2014
Astrophotographer Jon Secord took this image from Pemaquid Lighthouse in Pemaquid, Maine on June 21.
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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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