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Our Past and Future

Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind an ancient gate.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




An Hour of Night

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above rock formations in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Salt Lake Night

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Rotating Sky Above Salt Hexagons

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above hexagons on the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Planets over Great Salt Desert

Planets Venus and Jupiter appear in a moonlit night of the martian-looking landscape of Iran's Great Salt Desert or Dasht-e Kavir.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Desert Night Fireworks

Fireworks over sand dunes of Dasht-e Kavir; a vast desert in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Desert Meteor

The night of the annual Geminid meteor shower begins with this early evening meteor near the bright star Vega.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Startrails above Lut Desert

In this moonlit night of April clouds and stars trail above the western horizon of Lut Desert in Kerman province of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Polar Aligned

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Starry Ruin

Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in desert starry sky near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Galactic Explorers

Amateur astronomers in Iran during the annual Messier Marathon observing competition.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Caravansary and Rotating Sky

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Trailing Stars above Ancient City

With the rotation of the Earth, stars over the southern horizon trail in the sky, including the constellation Canis Major and bright star Sirius.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Bears in the Desert Sky

Stars of the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Bears) stand above this moonlit desert landscape.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Damghan Meteor

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Zodiacal Light in Desert Sky

As the morning twilight approaches the elongated zodiacal light appears above Anarak desert in central Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Starry Garage

Winter stars trail to the western horizon during 2 hours of total exposure from an old cars cemetery in Semnan desert of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Stars Trail above Desert Landscape

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Desert Night

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sky Bridge

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sky above the Caravansary

In a clear starry night of Iran central desert, stars circle around the northern celestial pole above the historic Maranjab Caravansary near Kashan.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Colors of Orion

Stars of constellation Orion rise above desert landscape in this long exposure image. But the trails are different than normal stratrails photos.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sky Photographer

Using a tripod and digital SLR camera (a basic equipment) an astrophotographer captures beauties of the cosmos above the horizon of planet Earth.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Celebrating Nowruz Under Stars

Vernal Equinox marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the south.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Iran Desert Milky Way

Summer Milky Way as photographed from an incredibly dark site in central desert of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




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