Photo Gallery

Through the years, our readers have submitted an amazing selection of astronomy pictures, capturing the exquisite beauty of the night sky (and the Sun). Browse through the gallery to find pictures of solar system planets, distant galaxies, jewel-like star clusters, and ghostly nebulae. You'll also find images of auroras, rainbows and other atmospherics, as well as constellation panoramas and nightscapes. Or take a look at the list of recent astronomical events to see our readers' photographic coverage of the latest eclipse or conjunction. Once a week, we'll highlight one of the many spectacular astronomy photos in our Editor's Choice gallery.

And don't be shy — if you're just getting started taking photos of the night sky, we invite you to check out our astrophotography tips, then start sharing your own photos with the Sky & Telescope community.

Editor's Choice


Starry Night in the Village


Anvar Ghadery

Location of Photo

Iran, Kordestan Baneh

Date of Photo



canon 40D, lens18_55, f3.5, ISO 1250, 30 second exposure