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Browse below to see reader-submitted pictures of solar system planets, ghostly nebulae, distant galaxies, jewel-like star clusters, and other celestial wonders. Once a week, we'll highlight one of the many spectacular astronomy photos in our Editor's Choice gallery. If you're just getting started taking photos of the night sky, we invite you to check out our astrophotography tips.

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Editor's Choice
Milky Way above Cathedral Cove

Photographer
Alex Conu

Location of Photo

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel, New Zealand

Date of Photo

January 4, 2016

Equipment

Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Carl Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4

Description

To the upper right, the two blue patches of light are the Magellanic Clouds. The electric blue in the water is there because of bioluminescent plankton. The panorama is stitched from 33 individual vertical frames shot on three rows.

If you’re just getting started taking photos of the night sky, we invite you to check out our astrophotography tips, then share your own photos with the Sky & Telescope community.