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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Mars Puts on Dazzling Show for Amateur Astronomers (Photos)
Four Images of Mars Seen in Canada
April 16th, 2014
Stargazers took a set of stunning images of Mars during a fortuitous alignment that occurs every two years. The bright rust coloration of Mars is known for is due to iron-rich minerals.
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Dazzling Milky Way Rises Over Maine Lighthouse in Stunning Panorama (Photo)
Milky Way Rises Over Lighthouse by A. Garrett Evans
April 8th, 2014
Veteran astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans of central New Hampshire endured the bitter cold of York, Maine, on March 3 to take this stunning panorama of the Milky Way galaxy and Venus.
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Orion Nebula Glows in Psychedelic Colors in Stunning Amateur Photo
M42 by Robert Fields
March 27th, 2014
Astrophotographer Robert Fields captured this photo of Messier 42, or the Orion nebula, from Irvington Observatory of Howell Twp, Miss. See how he made its crazy colors here.
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Milky Way, Auroras & Thunderstorms Star in Amazing Time-Lapse Video
Aurora Behind Building Thunderstorm by Randy Halverson
April 16th, 2014
Auroras dance, the Milky Way dazzles and lightning sparks in the night sky over some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah have to offer as seen in this magnificent new time-lapse film.
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Wow! Dazzling Meteor Streaks Over Maine Lighthouse in Spectacular Photo
Meteor, Milky Way and Venus over Lighthouse by Mike Taylor
March 19th, 2014
Avid astrophotographer Mike Taylor captured this amazing image of the Milky Way galaxy, planet Venus and dazzling meteor on March 4, 2014. See how he did it.
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Aurora Photographer Captures Dazzling Fireball Over Canada (Photos)
Fireball Over Vee Lake, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada #2
March 11th, 2014
A brilliant fireball blazed across an aurora-filled sky over remote Northwest Territories in Canada in these spectacular images by astrophotographer Yuichi Takasaka of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN). See his photos.
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Amateur Astronomer Snaps Stunning Orion Nebula View with Portable Gear (Photo)
Messier 42 by Miguel Claro
April 11th, 2014
Avid night sky photographer captures a stunning look at famed Orion Nebula using portable photography gear for the first time. See how he did it.
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Pleiades Perfection: Amateur Astronomer Snaps Spectacular Photo of 'Seven Sisters'
Seven Sisters by Chuck Manges
March 27th, 2014
Astrophotographer Chuck Manges of Hooversville, Pa., took this amazing photo of the Seven Sisters, aka the Pleiades star cluster. See how he did it here.
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Airplane Soars Across the Full 'Worm' Moon in Awesome Stargazer Photo
Airplane and Full ‘Worm’ Moon Over L.A.
March 19th, 2014
Photographer Matt Hartman captured this stunning image of an airplane streaking across a huge Full 'Worm' Moon on Sunday (March 16) as full moon of March lit up the Los Angeles sky.
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