Pan-STARRS and Andromeda
Skywatcher Victor Rogus took this image of the Comet Pan-STARRS and the Andromeda galaxy from Jadwin, Missouri on April 5, 2013.
Sunspot AR 1711 Photographed by JP Brahic
JP Brahic took this photo from France on April 5, 2013. He used a refractor Astro-Physics 155mm F/D 8.5 and a Bassler ACA1300 camera with filter H-Alpha 1A ° to capture the image. [See full story.]
ISS Over Medford, Oregon
Astrophotographer Tim Crippin sent in a photo of the International Space Station flying over Medford, Oregon, taken April 9, 2013.
Sunspots of April 6, 2013
Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca of Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy sent in his composite image of sunspots created on April 6, 2013. He wrote: "Today was the first clear morning in weeks here in Italy, so I went out to photograph the current sunspots on the surface of our sun, including the big one, AR 1711! I took three pictures … and then I elaborated them with PS to enhance the details of all the various sunspots. Then I decided to put my final product next to this morning SDO hi-res image, for comparison. I must say that with the equipment that I have used (Nikon P90 non-reflex Bridge camera and a green welding glass as filter) the result is quite satisfactory … "
Lyrid Meteor Over Myton, Utah
Astrophotographer Lewis Cooper sent in a photo of a Lyrid meteor over Myton, Utah. He writes: " ... I saw a great one just as I was setting up the camera." Image submitted April 22, 2013.
2013 Lyrid Meteors Over New Haven, Missouri
Astrophotographer Adam Gerdes sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors taken over New Haven, Missouri. Image submitted April 22, 2013.
Lyrid Meteor Over Southern Maryland
Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes captured this Lyrid meteor in the marshlands of southern Maryland on April 14, 2013.
Lyrid Meteors and the Milky Way Over Hope Valley, California.
Astrophotographer Mark Lissick sent in a photo of Lyrid meteors and the Milky Way, taken on April 22, 2013, in Hope Valley, California (near Lake Tahoe).
Lyrid Meteor Over Milton, Vermont
Astrophotographer Elisabeth Finstad took this shot of a Lyrid meteor over Milton, Vermont, on April 22, 2013. She writes: "It was 28 degrees out and the sky was clear as a bell. 15 minutes later the sun's light had washed out most of the sky."
Lyrid Meteor Over Tucson, Arizona
Astrophotographer B. G. Boyd sent in a photo of a Lyrid meteor over Tucson, Arizona, taken on April 22, 2013.