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A Nova Story

Two novae were discovered in deep southern constellations.
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Tunc Tezel




A Dark Summer Night of Grand Canyon

A panoramic look at Grand Canyon, from North Rim to the south.
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Tunc Tezel




Volcanic Eclipse

Volcano and lunar eclipse at Hawaii
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Tunc Tezel




A Grace Moment of Bryce Canyon

Dawn breaks on a clear summer morning, with a conjunction of Venus and the Moon
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Tunc Tezel




Bryce at Night

Summer evening view of Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the late evening with the bright summer Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




Longest Eclipse and Planets

Lunar eclipse, together with the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
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Tunc Tezel




Neighboring Galaxies From Two Hemispheres

The two brightest galaxies of northern and southern skies are Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Tunc Tezel




Celestial Winterscape

Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




Asteroid Dust from Hawaii

The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of a Pacific Paradise

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars and Saturn in Retrograde Motion (composite)

Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Southern Sky Above Ilha Grande

Southern stars and the Milky Way above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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Tunc Tezel




Saturn, Mars, and Antares

The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
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Tunc Tezel




Summer Planets and Milky Way

Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this nightscape from Uludag National Park, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




A Forest Lake Unspoiled by Lights

Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
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Tunc Tezel




Palm Planet

The Milky Way at dawn above palm trees in Buli, Halmahera, Indonesia.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
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Tunc Tezel




In Search of Natural Skies

The southern Milky Way from a remote island beach in Halmahera.
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Tunc Tezel




Ecliptic and the Galactic Plane

This all sky panorama photographed just before morning twilight shows the night sky of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter vs. Summer

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
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Tunc Tezel




Forest Window

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
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Tunc Tezel




Alamut Castle Conjunction

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Tunc Tezel




Road to the Top

Milky Way over the the summits ridge of Mt. Uludag (Turkey).
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Tunc Tezel




Window to the Sky

The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Boreal Summer

Summer constellations and the Milky Way shine bright.
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Tunc Tezel




Izmir Galaxy

The Milky Way with the Summer Triangle above palms in Gumuldur, Menderes district of Izmir, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way Above Ka Lae

The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
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Tunc Tezel




Observatory in Action

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




Naturally Dark

Dark sky of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tunc Tezel
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Tunc Tezel




Mauna Kea Full Dome

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




Lunar Eclipse and Active Volcano

This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8.
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Tunc Tezel




The Dawn of Civilization

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky in Transition

A starry night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Uludag Starscape

The Milky Way in a moonlit night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Bushehr Nightscape

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
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Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut in Full Dome

An all-sky view from Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage Site in southeastern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Ocean Breeze and Eclipsed Moon

The night sky during the April 2014 total lunar eclipse above the coast of Florida.
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Tunc Tezel




Florida Keys Eclipse Scene

The night sky during a total lunar eclipse in the tropical weather and ocean breeze of Florida.
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Tunc Tezel




Galactic Emu

At a dark site by the shores of Lake Taupo on New Zealand's North Island, the Milky Way arch extends in the southern sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Zodiacal Light and Nemrut Heritage

As the morning twilight approaches, the winter Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky Gazing Rocks

The evening twilight fades in to the night, as the Milky Way, Venus, Moon and Saturn shine over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
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Tunc Tezel




Zeus Nightscape

The autumn Milky Way in Cassiopeia (lower left) to Cygnus is photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi.
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Tunc Tezel




Lake Iznik Winter Night

This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon Meets Venus

The Moon and Venus are paired in a close conjunction above the top of Alamut mountain fortress, Alborz Mountains.
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Tunc Tezel




Kalout Sky

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
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Tunc Tezel




Alamut Winter Sky

Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
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Tunc Tezel




Night Sky in H-alpha

The night sky has much more than could be viewed with the naked-eye. Left is a "normal" all-sky image and right is a deep view on H-alpha.
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Tunc Tezel




Explore Monument Valley at Night

Let this Virtual Reality flash animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of the Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border.
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Tunc Tezel




Monument Valley Planetarium View

The starry sky above the iconic Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border is photographed in an all-sky fisheye view.
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Tunc Tezel




The Double Act of Equator Sky

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud (our neighboring dwarf galaxy) are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Kenya.
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Tunc Tezel




All-Sky of Kenya

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light (sunlight reflection from dust in the Solar System plane) appear in the morning sky of Amboseli National park.
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Tunc Tezel




Kilimanjaro at the Break of Dawn

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro at the break of dawn in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
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Tunc Tezel




A Pairing Moment

In a clear summer night of Mount Uludag in Turkey, The Milky Way begins to appear in the fading twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




Southern Cross and Uluru

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Stardust

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the World Heritage Uluru National Park in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Assos Roman Theater

The Milky Way appears during moonrise over the ancient Roman theater of Assos, in the Aegean seaside.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Night

Despite the glow from towns scattered throughout the valleys in Turkey, stars that form part of the the Milky Way shine brightly in the skies above.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon, Milky Way and Saturn

The rising moon and the Milky Way over the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Tunc Tezel




Southwest Night

The central bulge of the Milky Way in Sagittarius and Scorpius rises over the Monument Valley on the border of Arizona and Utah.
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Tunc Tezel




Australia Outback

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




March Milky Way

Summer Milky Way is seen rising above highlands near Keles, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




A Bridge over Grand Canyon Rims

The rising summer Milky Way in the east seems to bridge opposite rims of the Grand Canyon.
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Tunc Tezel




Me, My Camera, and the Milky Way

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears over TWAN photographer Wally Pacholka shooting the Utah landscape at night.
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Tunc Tezel




Flowing Water and Milky Way

Constellations from Ursa major and Ursa Minor in the north to Cassiopeia and Cygnus are framed above Sagalassos, ruins of an ancient city in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky Summer Sky

The Winter and Summer sky is photographed from one location above Mount Uludag in Turkey. The winter sky features bright stars and summer sky features bright Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Sky above Utah

In this all-sky image from the Arches National Park of Utah, the Milky Way pans across the sky from Scorpius to Cassiopeia.
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Tunc Tezel




La Palma Lights and Stars

The Milky Way arching over lights of small towns in La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky Above the Lights

This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
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Tunc Tezel




Cappadocia Eclipse

The totally eclipse moon shines as a red disc against the vast ocean of the Milky Way as photographed above Cappadocia, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry River

This northern hemisphere summer view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, extends from Scorpius at the horizon to stars of the Summer Triangle.
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Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of an Ancient Theater

In this clear August evening the moon shines over Sagalassos, an ancient Pisidian city in southern Turkey about 100km north of Antalya.
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Tunc Tezel




Landscape Deep Sky Photography

This single-exposure image has captured star cluster NGC 6231 and the Prawn Nebula in Scorpius.
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Tunc Tezel




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.
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Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




A Tale of Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
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Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




The Red Moon of Goreme

To photograph this exceptionally long lunar eclipse, TWAN photographer in Turkey drove 650 km eastward in a race with clouds to reach clear skies.
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Tunc Tezel




Darkest Sky in Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
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Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Northern Record for Southern Cross

Stars of the constellation Centaurus and most of the Southern Cross are captured over Canary Islands in a dark night of La Palma.
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Tunc Tezel




Galactic View from Canary Islands

The band of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed above mountains of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Rises above Canaries

The Milky Way rises over Canary Islands in a dark night of La Palma. Note stars of Southern Cross and Alpha & Beta Centauri at the horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Dark Sky above La Palma

In an ideal dark night the faint glow of Zodiacal Light is a complete band across the sky along with the Gegenschein (counter glow), as seen in this all-sky view from Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




The Beauty of South

The Milky Way and southern stars are photographed in the dark starry night of Mangaia; a 10 km wide island in the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Billions of Stars, Billions of Dust

This starry scene from Turkey displays the Milky Way over the southeastern horizon and the zodiacal light over the southwestern horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky above Turkey

The winter Milky Way (as seen in the northern hemisphere) is photographed above a dam in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




New Zealand under moonlight

In early morning hours of northern New Zealand, the last quarter Moon has illuminated landscape near Tongariro National Park.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light above New Zealand

An all-sky image from the shores of Lake Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The bright southern Milky Way bridges across the southern sky and rivals the Zodiacal Light in the west.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light above Libyan Desert

An all-sky image from a flat desert in northern Libya. The Milky Way from Cygnus to Orion and Gemini rivals with the Zodiacal Light in the west.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky above a perfectly flat horizon

The Milky Way in the winter constellations rivals with the Zodiacal Light on the right, as seen above a perfectly flat desert in Libya.
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Tunc Tezel




Skylights Over Libya

The zodiacal light and the Milky Way made the V form above the western horizon, as photographed from deserts of Libya.
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Tunc Tezel




Ocean Stars

In a starry night of a remote island of Mangaia in the southern hemisphere, the band of the Milky Way stands above the Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




A Starry Evening of Libya

With the crescent Moon near the western horizon over the fainting glow of the dusk, the band of the Milky Way stands above desert landscape of Libya.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky Away from the Lights

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed from Mount Uludag above valleys of small towns and villages near Bursa, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




All Sky from Both Hemispheres

The two all-sky views compared how the sky looks in a winter night of Turkey in northern hemisphere and in a winter night of New Zealand in the south.
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Tunc Tezel




Antipodes Milky Way

A starry night in Antalya province of Turkey is combined with a similar view of the Milky Way made from the island of Mangaia in the southern hemisphere.
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Tunc Tezel




Unusual Streaks

What are the unusual streaks of light at the right edge of this image near the belt of Orion?
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Tunc Tezel




Ending Summer

In this restful evening of September the crescent Moon and the Milky Way shine above the coast of Aegean Sea near Izmir.
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Tunc Tezel




The Bands of Zodiac and Milky Way

This all sky image is made in early morning from a remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




New Zealand All Sky View

A starry night of New Zealand. From a dark site at Tongariro National Park in northern New Zealand the Milky Way bridges across the southern sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of New Zealand

From a dark site near Lake Taupo in New Zealand the southern Milky Way and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds stands above the horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Jupiter and Milky Way

The summer view of the Milky Way in the northern hemisphere accompanies the dazzling light of bright planet Jupiter.
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Tunc Tezel




Galactic Paradise

This heavenly view of the southern Milky Way arching in the sky is photographed from a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Stars and Civilizations

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed above valleys of small towns and villages near Bursa, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Island Universe

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Heavenly View above the Pacific Ocean

This heavenly view of the southern Milky Way arching in the sky is photographed from a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Sky of Cook Islands

The Milky Way, bright stars of Alpha and Beta Centauri, and the Southern Cross are photographed above palm trees in Mangaia; a small island of the Pacific.
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Tunc Tezel




Palm Trees and Milky Way

The Milky Way and its bright central bulge in constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above palm trees in Mangaia; a small island of the Pacific.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way above Toros Mountains

As the morning crescent Moon rises with Jupiter above the lights of Dalaman in southern Turkey, the band of Milky Way shines over Toros Mountains.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky above Tired Sycamore

In this early morning all-sky view Lake Uluabat in Turkey, The Milky Way reaches the zenith where the three bright stars of the Summer Triangle are visible.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light above Mediterranean

A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




From Orion to Canopus

Bright star Procyon is visible on the top left and prominent constellation Orion is at upper right.
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Tunc Tezel




Desert Camp and Zodiacal Band

An all-sky view from Maranjab Desert of central Iran, made by taking and stitching several wide-angle photos.
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Tunc Tezel




Rising Scorpius and Approaching Storm

A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey. Constellation Scorpius rises on the left and the Summer Milky Way appears through the passing clouds.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way from Toros Mountains

The brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the starry sky of Toros Mountains, near Kas in southern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Panorama

A crystal clear winter night above mountains near Kas in southwestern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Light Galaxy

The Summer view of the Milky Way is photographed from the northern hemisphere in Turkey. The bright "star" is at upper right is planet Jupiter.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Sky of a Mediterranean Harbor

Planet Jupiter and the summer Milky Way are captured above lights of Knidos, a harbor in southwest Turkey and an ancient Karian city.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky of Ancients

Planet Jupiter joins this stunning view of the Milky Way central part above Aphrodisias, an ancient city named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
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Tunc Tezel




Edge-on Milky Way

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are captured in this all-sky view from Sinekci Pass in Toros Mountains of southern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Hawaii Starryscape

Northern hemisphere's autumn Milky Way from Cygnus to Perseus as seen from near Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way and Zodiacal Band

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are captured in this all-sky view of a winter night from Toros Mountains in southern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Night View of an Ancient Amphitheater

Planet Jupiter joins this stunning view of the Milky Way central part above Aphrodisias, an ancient city named after Aphrodite.
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Tunc Tezel




Equinox Fisheye View

The all-sky view in the night of vernal equinox (the beginning of Spring) from dark highlands in the western Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way over Gallipoli

The summer Milky Way rise above the waters of Gallipoli Peninsula, between the Sea of Marmara and Aegean Sea in north west Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Jupiter Over the Mediterranean

A picturesque starscape capped a serene seascape in Antalya province of Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Assos All-Sky View

The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine in this all-sky view from the Athena Temple in Assos, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Aristotle Nightscape

The Milky Way and planet Jupiter above the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Ways Fades in City Light

The summer Milky Way fades away in the lights of small town of Odemis in the Izmir province of Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky Panorama Over Lake Salda

The starry sky appeared shine above Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky above Aegean Sea

Looking west from a rocky hill at the Aegean Seashore in Turkey, this early evening view shows the winter stars arcing above zodiacal light.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus and Zodiacal Light

As the night darkness arrives in Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey, the cone shape glow of the zodiacal light appears in the western horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way and Morning Light

In an early morning of southwestern Turkey as the clouds retreat, the summer Milky Way appear like a false dawn.
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Tunc Tezel




Lake View

The bright stars of winter nights and patchy light of the Milky Way, appear through the passing clouds above Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Orion to Canopus

Gems of winter sky as photographed from the dark shores of Mediterranean Sea in Patara Beach, southern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Mediterranean Moonset

The setting crescent Moon, planet Jupiter, and the summer Milky Way shine above the southern coastline of Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut Milky Way

The summer Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine above the ancient statues of Nemrut Dağı or Mount Nemrut.
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Tunc Tezel




Aegean Sea Milky Way

In a restful early evening of summer the Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shines above the coast of Aegean Sea, near Izmir, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Road Trip

The Milky Way shines above Uludag or the Great Mountain in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Lunar Eclipse All Sky

The all sky fish eye view is photographed during August 2008 deep partial eclipse of the Moon.
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Tunc Tezel




The Roman Sky

Starry night above the Temple of Hadrianus and the marble road or the Arcadian Street in Ephesus, built in 2nd century AD.
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Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Panorama

The rising Summer Milky Way above a dark sky site in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




The Mouth of Giant

Moonlight on Halemaumau crater (bottom right), a one-kilometer diameter volcanic crater in Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




Mediterranean Eclipse Morning

The orange-red eclipsed Moon among the stars of Leo during a total lunar eclipse, photographed in pre-dawn sky of Mediterranean seaside at Kas, Turkey
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Tunc Tezel




The Winter Milky Way

Bright stars and dim Milky Way of Winter over Abant Lake nature park in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




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