Photo Gallery

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 and share your own photos with the Sky & Telescope community.

Editor's Choice
Comet Lovejoy and the Pleiades

Photographer José J. Chambó Bris

Location of Photo

Los Giles - Olba, Teruel (Spain)

Date of Photo

2015-Jan-17 @ 20:32 UT

Equipment

Canon lens at 95mm. f/5.6 + Canon EOS 100D camera

Description

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on January 17, 2015 approaching to 8 deg. from Pleiades star cluster (M 45). Still shining at its maximun around 4th magnitude, its ionic tail with more than 11 deg. long extends beyond the field limits of this image.

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.