A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
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.
In a telephoto image, comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears in the evening twilight over Lake Dagyenice near Bursa, Turkey.
This March evening view from Turkey has captured more than the Moon, Jupiter and prominent winter stars.
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