Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind an ancient gate.
Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above rock formations in the Alborz Mountains.
Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above hexagons on the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
Planets Venus and Jupiter appear in a moonlit night of the martian-looking landscape of Iran's Great Salt Desert or Dasht-e Kavir.
Fireworks over sand dunes of Dasht-e Kavir; a vast desert in Iran.
The night of the annual Geminid meteor shower begins with this early evening meteor near the bright star Vega.
In this moonlit night of April clouds and stars trail above the western horizon of Lut Desert in Kerman province of Iran.
During 2 hours the Earth rotation has caused stars to trail around the north celestial pole with Polaris, the North Star, located very close to the center.
Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in desert starry sky near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
Amateur astronomers in Iran during the annual Messier Marathon observing competition.
Stars circle around the North Celestial Pole (near star Polaris) as captured in this digital image from the historic Caravansary of Qusheh near the city of Damghan, Iran.
With the rotation of the Earth, stars over the southern horizon trail in the sky, including the constellation Canis Major and bright star Sirius.
Stars of the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Bears) stand above this moonlit desert landscape.
A meteor streak over the southern horizon while stars of constellation canis Major including Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, shine above ruins near the histroic city of Damghan.
As the morning twilight approaches the elongated zodiacal light appears above Anarak desert in central Iran.
Winter stars trail to the western horizon during 2 hours of total exposure from an old cars cemetery in Semnan desert of Iran.
In a moonlit night of Iran stars trail above the southern horizon of this dramatic desert landscape at the boundary of Alborz Mountains and Semnan desert.
Band of the summer Milky Way (in northern hemisphere) stretch above light dome of Kashan in central Iran, as seen from a remote desert some 50 km away.
In a winter night of Kharanaq, an ancient desert town near Ardakan in the Yazd province of central Iran, stars of Orion and Taurus set over a historic bridge on a dried river.
In a clear starry night of Iran central desert, stars circle around the northern celestial pole above the historic Maranjab Caravansary near Kashan.
Stars of constellation Orion rise above desert landscape in this long exposure image. But the trails are different than normal stratrails photos.
Using a tripod and digital SLR camera (a basic equipment) an astrophotographer captures beauties of the cosmos above the horizon of planet Earth.
Vernal Equinox marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the south.
Summer Milky Way as photographed from an incredibly dark site in central desert of Iran.
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