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Milky Way Geometry

Antares rises with the Milky Way band above desert mountains in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Radio Telescope Near Urumqi

The Milky Way rises from Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




On Top of Pyrenees

Passing clouds as seen from Pic du Midi Observatory.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Galactic View from Pic Du Midi

The Milky Way rises from Pic du Midi Observatory.
by:
Luc Perrot




An Observatory Near Nice and Canes

Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur with the Milky Way, constellation Cygnus and bright star Deneb
by:
Serge Brunier




Toosi Observatory

Long exposure image polar star trails from inside Toosi Observatory in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Space Station and Mount Damavand

This single exposure image shows how the International Space Station crossed the sky in a few minutes.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Starry Night of Saskatchewan

Panoramic image of the Milky Way and aurora borealis during Saskatchewan Star Party in Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Las Campanas Moon and Mercury

This desert view toward sunset from the summit of Cerro Las Campanas in the remote Chilean Andes was amazing.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Hidden Mystery of Magellanic Clouds

The Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, our neighboring dwarf galaxies at 160,000 & 200,000 light years away.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Big Dipper over Delingha Observatory

Big Dipper as observed at the Delingha Observatory, in Qinghai province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Perseids Above Canada (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower in August captured from British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




A Road to the Stars

On the summer nights (in the southern hemisphere) the Milky Way perfectly aligns along the meridian.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Peering into the Cosmos

This is a pre-dawn view from Carnegie Las Campanas observatory located in the south of Atacama desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Astronomers Home

Where do astronomers stay at the observatory?
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Pathway to the stars

This is the view from just outside of astronomer's hotel at Paranal observatory in Atacama desert, Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Desert Flower

The rising Milky Way perfectly aligned with a local palm tree forming the perfect Desert Flower.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Paradise by Day & Night

Of all the stargazing destinations I have been to, La Palma has been the most favorite.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Halo from Atacama

The 22-degreen hale around the moon above the Las Campanas Observatory.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and Observatory in Twilight

Morning breaks on the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Highest, Tallest, and Closest to the Stars

Mount Everest in Nepal, Mauna Kea observatory on Hawaii, and the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way Arc and Red Airglow

The red clouds are actually not light pollution, but extreme and very bright atmospheric airlgow.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Moon Halo in a Cloudy Night

The 22-degree halo (an atmospheric phenomenon) around the Moon in a rare cloudy night of Las Campanas.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way Fountain and OGLE Telescope

An interesting alignment of OGLE telescope and the Milky Way in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The 2015 Eta Aquarids meteor shower from Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow Sky

The night sky here is shining in orangish color due to oxygen airglow emission in the upper atmosphere.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Midnight All Sky Clock

All-sky view from the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory with adaptive optics laser in operation.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Allen Telescope Array

Allen Telescope Array in northern California, scanning the sky for possible ET signals.
by:
Serge Brunier




Search for ET Signals

Timelapse video of Allen Telescope Array in northern California, scanning the sky for possible ET signals.
by:
Serge Brunier




Star Wars on Mauna Kea

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way, Antu, Kuyen

The central region of the Milky Way in the backdrop of VLT telescopes Antu (UT1) and Kueyen (UT2) on Paranal Observatory.
by:
Miguel Claro




Startrails Around the South Pole

This time-exposure image of startrails include southern stars rotating around the south celestial pole, over astronomers residency in the European Southern Observatory.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way from Chajnantor Plateau

The heart of our Galaxy, full of gas, dust, and star clusters, appears next to the fainter white-blue zodiacal light in our own Solar System called the Zodiacal Light.
by:
Miguel Claro




ALMA and Crescent Moon

After the sunset begins the nautical twilight and the sky is painted with a beautiful pallet of blueish and orange colors, with the gentle appearance of brighter stars.
by:
Miguel Claro




Panoramic Milky Way from ALMA

The arc of the Milky Way, the Zodiacal Light crossing the sky, and Magellanic Clouds, all framed in this panoramic view from 5000 meters high on chajnantor plateau in Chile.
by:
Miguel Claro




Scar in the Moonlit Sky

An unusual cloudy sky hiding part of the Milky Way, while the moon is trying to shine behind the clouds.
by:
Miguel Claro




Sun Pillar over Cerro Paranal

A sun pillar is a vertical shaft of light extending upward from the sun.
by:
Miguel Claro




Green Airglow and Auxiliary Telescopes

Night sky above Cerro Paranal observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Miguel Claro




Paranal Residencia and Southern Constellations

Astronomers residency, built under the surface, in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile, like a human base on another planet.
by:
Miguel Claro




Moon Corona in Paranal Twilight Sky

After sunset the partially cloudy sky promoted the appearance of a beautiful show of colors, as well as an optical phenomenon called Corona.
by:
Miguel Claro




A Romantic Scene in a Lovely Sky

In this colorful twilight scene, two skywatchers enjoy their passion to the Universe, with the crescent Moon shining through the clouds.
by:
Miguel Claro




Astronomers Laser Show

The observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, is recognized a world's premier astronomical research facility.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Observatory on the Devasthal Peak

Star trails in a long-exposure telephoto image of Devasthal, in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Planets of the Morning

planet Earth's horizon stretches across this Solar System group portrait.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Eclipsed in Southern Skies

The Milky Way and the totally eclipse moon hang over domes of the twin 6.5 meter Magellan telescopes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




At the Limit of Diffraction

Visual observation of famous double star system Alpha Centauri.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Zodiacal Light before Dawn

Stretching high into the starry sky the conical glow is sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system plane.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Gegenschein Over Chile

A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Geminid Meteors over Chile (photo composite)

From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Naked Eye Nova Centauri 2013

Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot from the southern hemisphere but there is an extra star in this view.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Delphinid Meteor Mystery (photo composite)

Over five hours of several exposures captured this photo-composite of meteor streaks and the Milky Way.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow, Gegenschein, and Milky Way

As far as the eye could see, it was a dark night but intense airglow was visible to the camera.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




3 ATs

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Snows of Paranal

Meteor and a satellite streak over a rare view of snow-covered Atacama Desert.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Gegenschein Over Chile

A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Pleiades Telescope

The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, seen above Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Schmidt Telescope

Fisheye view of a Schmidt telescope in the Piszkéstető Observatory in Matra Mountains of northern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Aurora in the Backyard

On the night of 2015 March 17-18 this umbrella of northern lights unfolded over backyards in Vallentuna, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




A Pioneering Telescope

Ultra wide-angle panoramic view of the night sky above the 60-inch telescope on Mt Wilson Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree View Inside Mt Wilson Observatory

360-degree panoramic view from inside the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Glancing at the Sky Through a Giant Telescope

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Century of Exploration

Fish-eye image of the 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Subaru Galaxy

The Milky Way towards the galactic center stands above the 8.2 m Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea Observatory.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Telescopes at the Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn over two giant telescopes on Mauna Kea peak, the highest point of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Infrared Explorer

An observatory stands against the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Galactic Bulge over Gemini Telescope

An observatory stands against the bright galactic bulge in the Milky Way.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Observatory in Action

The Milky Way arcs across the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea Observatories.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of Mauna Kea

A moonlit night of Mauna Kea Observatories.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mauna Kea Full Dome

A starry night of Mauna Kea Observatory in all sky view (full dome).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Venus From the Top of Hawaii

The break of dawn and Venus photographed from the 4,200 meter high volcanic summit of Mauna Kea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope in Action

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. The fisheye view has captured the telescope in action during astronomical observation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring Starlight

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Arizona

The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea Galaxy Rise

The Milky Way band rises above Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Telescopes and the Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over large research telescopes on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Perth Observatory

A public observing night at the Perth Observatory telescope at the Millennium Dome.
by:
John Goldsmith




Dome to Dome

The view from 4200-meter volcanic summit of Mauna Kea has captured the stunning beauty of the Milky Way.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Observing on the Matra Mountains

Stars over the Piszkéstető Mountain Station; an observatory in Matra Mountains of northern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Road to Astronomers

The southern sky in the morning twilight above a road approaching Paranal observatory.
by:
Christoph Malin




Fireball Flares Above Watchful Eyes

High above the Chilean Andes, a fireball zooms past the high-precision antennas of ALMA observatory.
by:
Christoph Malin




The View From on High

The Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes 5,000 meters above sea level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Meets Desert Sky

Our Milky Way galaxy gleams in all its splendor, as seen from La Silla observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Giant Telescope and Large Magelanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud above one of the VLT telescopes on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Nebula and the Horsehead

Nebulae in constellation Orion are photographed in a singe exposure telephoto image from the Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Reaching for the Stars

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the dark and transparent sky of Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stunning Night Sky of Atacama Desert

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way above Cerro Paranal

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Carina Nebula and the Very Large Telescope

The Carina Nebula is photographed above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Drive

The southern sky is photographed in the morning twilight above a road approaching Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Moon and Spectacular Milky Way

A total lunar eclipse in the crystal clear night sky of La Silla, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Milky Way Dawn

Milky Way's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Arizona Night Sky

The autumn Milky Way arches through the zenith during the early evening hours.
by:
Fred Espenak




Observing a Triple Planetary Conjunction

Observing the May 2013 triple planetary alignment of Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter.
by:
Fred Espenak




Paranal Sky

All-sky timelapse motion of Cerro Paranal Observatory in Atacama Desert of Chile. The Galactic Center reaches the the zenith in this fisheye photo sequence.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Tenerife Meteor Rain (composite)

A composite result of wide-angle photo sequence taken during the highest activity of the Geminid shower over Teide Observatory, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Albiero Observer

An amateur astronomer observes the double star Albireo in Cygnus, from the educational Pannon observatory located in Bakonybel, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Arecibo by Night

Night at the Arecibo observatory, a world-known radio telescope in Puerto Rico.
by:
Serge Brunier




Jupiter over ALMA

Planet Jupiter appears above ALMA radio telescopes, located at the Chajnantor plateau, at altitude of over 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet ISON Rising

Timelapse video of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) rising in the morning twilight, on its way to the Sun.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Comet ISON Parting Shot

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) appears in the morning twilight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Tail of ISON

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) appears in the morning twilight, on its way to the Sun.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Comet ISON above Canary Islands

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) appears next to planet Mercury in the morning twilight, on its way to the Sun.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Mount John Observatory

Turn on the speaker and enjoy this timelapse video clip of Mount John Observatory located on the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Galaxy Explorers

At the beginning of dawn the southern Milky Way is photographed over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Star Trails over Paranal Observatory

Colorful stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, are rising in this time-exposure image from the European Southern Observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Bifrost Observatory

A picture of the Milky Way arch above Bifrost Astronomical Observatory in the southern Arizona
by:
Fred Espenak




Star Trails Over VLT

A starry night of Paranal Mountain in the Atacama Desert of Chile is captured in this nearly all-night sequence of fisheye photos.
by:
Serge Brunier




Moon, Venus, and Athens National Observatory

Moon and Venus shine in a summer evening twilight over the historic building of the National Observatory of Athens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Athens by Night

Moon and Venus shine in a summer evening twilight of Athens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountaintop Telescopes

The starry sky over the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree Night Panorama of Kitt Peak

The night sky appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory in a 360-degree panoramic view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way above the Teide Observatory

The Milky Way rises above the Teide Observatory on the high slopes of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Milky Way over Kitt Peak

The Milky Way in its glorious natural beauty appears over one of the telescopes of the Kitt Peak Observatory, southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Lights, Kitt Peak and Tucson

The night sky appear over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson, some 70 km away.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Universe

Stars and nebulae of constellations Orion and Monoceros are photographed above the Large Binocular Telescope in the southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Watching for Triple Planetary Alignment

In this astronomical self portrait TWAN photographer and his wife gaze at the triple planetary alignment of Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter.
by:
Fred Espenak




Star Wars

The Milky Way appears in an autumn evening over the educational Pannon observatory located in Bakonybel, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




In Search of Cherenkov light

Star trails arc across the night in this photo sequence from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary island of La Palma.
by:
Alex Cherney




Big Dipper and Magic Telescope

Stars of the constellation Ursa Major with the familiar dipper-like asterism photographed from La Palma Observatory on the Canary islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars over Tucson

Evening twilight fades to darkness and planet Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From Home to the Universe

A dream of every amateur astronomer, an observatory some feet away from your bedroom!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Kitt Peak

The Milky Way from Cygnus to Cassiopeia and Perseus appears over the Kitt Peak observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Wow Moment

During the first Doha International Astronomy Conference in February 2013 tourists and public visitors were provided by awe-making views of the moon and planets
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Raining Meteors Composite

The Geminid meteor shower has been one of the best annual sky shows in the past years.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Comet and the New Moon

A colorful evening twilight at the western horizon of Roque de los Muchachos Observatory with Comet PanSTARRS.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxies, Comets, and Telescopes

In this starry image from the Atacama Desert in Chile, the southern Milky Way appears on the left and two bright comets are on the right in twilight.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Giant Eyes of Past

The historic Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Established in 1894 by Percival Lowell it is one of the oldest observatories in the US.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Lowell Observatory

Night at the historic Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Lowell Observatory was established in 1894 by Percival Lowell.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Star Trails over Tenerife

A long exposure photo sequence with an ultra wide-angle lens has captured nearly an entire night over the Teide Observatory in Tenerife, Canary islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal

From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Observing the Universe

In a starry night of la Palma, Canary islands, telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory are exploring the cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




ASKAP Radio Telescopes in Motion

A timelapse video (with music) of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescopes under the starry sky of the Western Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Stunning Night Sky of Cerro Paranal

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed from the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower has been one of the best annual sky shows in the past years.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Venus over Large Binocular Telescope

Planet Venus shines in the morning sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona, United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Like a Diamond in the Sky

A dark Sun hung over Queensland, Australia on morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse.
by:
Alex Cherney




Forest Milky Way

Milky Way above a forest of high old trees on San Pedro Mártir mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, northwestern Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Above Clouds

Lake Tekapo village lights up the clouds.
by:
Alex Cherney




Peering Skyward

Astronomers at Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station in California are busy imaging the wonders of the cosmos.
by:
Dennis Mammana




From the Top of Germany

The Milky Way rises over the Alps from an atmospheric observatory station near the peak of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
by:
Christoph Malin




Atacama Galaxies

The Milky Way is photographed with our neighboring satellite galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, above Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Christoph Malin




Break of Dawn

Morning twilight arrives at Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
by:
Christoph Malin




Adaptive Optics

One of the European Southern Observatory telescopes is photographed beaming a laser to the atmosphere under starry sky of Atacama Desert.
by:
Christoph Malin




A Public Observatory

Startrails over the rotating dome of Terkan Lajos public observatory near the city of Szekesfahervar in central Hungary, not far from Budapest.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Beyond

Giant eyes on the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert explore the worlds beyond.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky in Motion above Mexico

Turn on your speaker and enjoy this 5-minute timelapse video of San Pedro Mártir observatory, located in Baja California, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Zodiacal Light and the Very Large Telescope

The 360-degree panorama displays the starry sky of Chile and the Milky Way above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Serge Brunier




Martir Star Trails

Stars trail over San Pedro Martir observatory in this long exposure image from Baja California, northwestern Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Starry Night of San Pedro Martir

Our galactic home, the Milky Way, is photographed above Sierra de San Pedro Martir, a mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Mexico National Observatory

The arc of the Milky Way above San Pedro Mártir observatory in Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way over Mexico

The arc of the Milky Way is photographed above Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, a mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Not so Close Neighbors

Deeper than usual TWAN images, this view from Paranal Observatory in Chile frames two of our galactic neighbors: the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beamer Telescope

One of the European Southern Observatory telescopes is photographed beaming a laser to the atmosphere under starry sky of Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Quest for Dark Skies

In the quest for dark skies, astrophotographers traveled to Hanle, Indian Astronomical Observatory, remotely located in the Himalayas.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Quick Visit to Lake Tekapo at Night

Allow this virtual reality flash animation loads and then find your self under starry sky at the shore of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Tumbling Satellite

In this timelapse video a passing satellite is captured while orbiting the Earth, tumbling around it self and flashing in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Observing Invisible

The first lights of dawn merge in to starry sky over the radio telescopes of ALMA array on Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




High Above Clouds

High above clouds a night begins with stunning appearance of crepuscular rays for astronomers in the observatories of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Earth Shadow over Atacama

The shadow of the Earth appears over the western horizon of Atacama Desert few minutes before sunrise.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starlight Reserve

Turn on your speakers and enjoy starry nights of Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand in this timelapse video.
by:
Alex Cherney




Lake Tekapo Milky Way

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Sky Navigator: A Film for Planetariums

Turn on your speakers and enjoy this 360-degree planetarium show in full screen. This is a preview of the documentary film made for planetariums.
by:
Serge Brunier




Paranal All-night Trails

A starry night of Paranal Mountain in the Atacama Desert of Chile is captured in this with nearly all-night sequence of fisheye photos.
by:
Serge Brunier




Full of Stars

Several hours of successive imaging resulted in this digital startrail image from Cerro Armazones; the site for the European Extremely Large Telescope.
by:
Serge Brunier




All Night over Cerro Armazones

A nearly complete night of successive imaging resulted in this fisheye startrail image from Cerro Armazones, Chile.
by:
Serge Brunier




Atacama Pathfinder

The Milky Way poses in the background of APEX radio telescope located at 5100 meters in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pole Over ALMA

In this long exposure sequence colorful startrails are captured around the south celestial pole positioned over the radio telescopes of ALMA array.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Starry Nights: episode I

watch this timelapse movie full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky.
by:
Christoph Malin & Babak A. Tafreshi




Transparent Observatory

Passing clouds and startrails over the Himalayas and rotating dome of the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), located near Leh in Ladakh, India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Astronomers Paradise

Time-lapse video: Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorers

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed in this single-exposure image from Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Flowers of Andes

Like flowers soaking up sunlight, telescope dishes seem to turn their faces toward the starry sky in this image of ALMA observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Great Carina Nebula

This heavenly red lotus is the Great Carina Nebula rising above 5,778 m Chiliques volcano in the Chilean Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road to the Future of Astronomy

In the absolute darkness of Atacama Desert the Milky Way in the southern constellation Carina is photographed above the road to Cerro Aramzones.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Colors of Andes

At the end of a cold starry night at altitude of 5000 meters on the Chilean Andes the shadow of the Earth appears before sunrise.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




ALMA

This view from the Chajnantor plateau in Chile, at altitude of 5000 meters, shows the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Panorama of La Palma

This 300-degree panorama from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands, shows the sky delights above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above the Clouds

In the early evening sky of Canary Islands, the young crescent moon shines above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Paint the Sky with Stars

Stars appear above cosmic exploring telescopes in this colorful evening view from La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Universe

Below this stunning view of the Milky Way is the Atlantic Ocean and the William Herschel Telescope located on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Motion above Magic Telescopes

In a crystal clear night of La Palma, Canary Islands, stars rise over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Magic Trails

Stars trail over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eyes on the Skies

In the early evening sky of La Palma, Canary Islands, stars trail around the north celestial pole, marked by the north star or Polaris.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Hemispheres in Virtual Reality

Let this unique animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of Canary Islands attached to a similar starry view from Chile.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Stars above La Palma

Time-lapse video: The evening twilight fades to darkness above the observatories of La Palma and stars and the Space Station appear in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Open to the Sky

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from inside an observatory for amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




At the Edge of Caldera

The rotating sky and the passing International Space Station above some of the world's major telescopes in Roque de los Muchachos observatory, La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fish Eye View from Tenerife

This all-sky image made by a fish-eye lens shows a group of astrophotographers on Teide Observatory of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




Rotating Sky above Teide Observatory

This all-sky image made by fish-eye lens shows the rotating sky above Teide Observatory of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




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