Dazzling Night Sky Photos by Stargazers (April 2013)

Pan-STARRS and Andromeda

Victor Rogus

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

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

Tim Crippin

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

Giuseppe Petricca

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

Lewis Cooper/gonzoshots.com

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

Adam Gerdes

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

Jeff Berkes

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.

Mark Lissick/Wildlight Nature Photography

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

Elisabeth Finstad

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

B.G. Boyd

Astrophotographer B. G. Boyd sent in a photo of a Lyrid meteor over Tucson, Arizona, taken on April 22, 2013.

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