Amazing Night Sky Photos by Stargazers (May 2013)

Moonset through clouds

Greg Diesel Photography

Astrophotographer Greg Diesel Walck sent in a photo of the moonset through clouds taken May 20, 2013.

Saturn Over Cranford, NJ

Tony Sharfman

Astrophotographer Tony Sharfman sent in a photo of Saturn taken in Cranford, NJ, May 20, 2013.

29% Waxing Crescent Moon Over Tucson, AZ

BG Boyd

Astrophotographer BG Boyd sent in a photo of a 29% waxing crescent moon taken on May 15, 2013, Tucson, AZ.

Horsehead Nebula Imaged in Florida

Steve Coates

Astrophotographer Steve Coates sent in a photo of Barnard 33, the Horsehead Nebula, taken from what he calls his "light-polluted backyard" in Ocala, Florida. The picture was imaged in Dec. 2011, Jan. 2012, and Nov. 2012.

75% Waxing Gibbous Moon

Scott MacNeill

Astrophotographer Scott MacNeill sent in a photo of the 75% waxing gibbous moon seen in Providence, RI, taken May 20, 2013.

ISS Transits the Sun

Hn Queue

Astrophotographer Hn Queue sends in a photo of the International Space Station passing across the face of the sun, May 24, 2013, taken in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (285263) 1998 QE2 (May 28, 2013)

Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project 2.0

While waiting for its close approach on May 31, potentially hazardous asteroid 1998 QE2 was imaged by the Virtual Telescope remotely, using its 17" robotic unit. The mount was asked to track the asteroid, so it looks as a point of light, while stars are trailing. At the imaging time, 1998 QE2 was only 16 degrees above the horizon.

Moon and Plane in the Phillipines

Raven Yu

Astrophotographer Raven Yu sent in this photo of the moon and an airplane, taken in Marikina City, Philippines, May 24, 2013. Raven writes: "I was taking a photo of the moon around sunset when a plane flew through. I didn't even notice it with my naked eyes because I was busy looking at the camera's live viewfinder. It was a lucky shot, indeed. Getting a picture of a plane crossing the moon is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, and so far this image is the closest thing to that wish."

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Humans at Griffith Observatory

Zane DuMont

Astrophotographer Zane DuMont sent in a photo of Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter taken May 26, 2013, at Griffith Observatory. Zane writes: "I don't usually shoot space photos so I added the human element to it."

Amazing Supermoon of May 2013 Seen in Wauconda, IL

Dirk Leahy

Astrophotographer Dirk Leahy sent in his photo of the moon taken May 24, 2013, in Wauconda, IL.

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