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Celestial Swan Soars Over Castle Ruins in Amazing Photo

Cygnus and Deneb Over Castle Ruins in Sweden P M Heden
P-M Heden of The World at Night took this photo from Uppsala, Sweden in Sept. 2012. This deep landscape shot required only a wide aperture and filter to boost contrast. (Image credit: P-M Heden / Clearskies.se / The World at Night)

Constellation Cygnus and star Deneb beam brightly above an ancient castle ruin in this beautiful night sky photo.

Veteran astrophotographer P-M Heden of The World at Night captured this image from Uppsala, Sweden in Sept. 2012. The deep landscape shot required only a wide aperture and filter to boost contrast.

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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.