Editor’s Choice from the Photo Gallery

We receive spectacular astronomy pictures from our readers every day. It’s hard to choose a favorite from the many submitted photos, but once a week or so, we’ll feature one photo as the Editor’s Choice. You’ll find fantastic images throughout the galleries, but browse below to see the “best of the best” shots of the solar system and beyond. You’ll find close-ups of Mars and wide-field views of colorful nebulae, as well as streaking meteors, stunning nightscapes, and time-lapse photography of the shifting northern lights. Take a tour of some of the best shots of the universe below. And if you find yourself bitten by the astrophotography bug, join the fun and share your own astrophotos with the Sky & Telescope community.

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NGC 7635

Photographer
Niels V. Christensen
Date/Time of photo
During August 2014, 4 clear nights.

LHaOIII-RHa,GOIII,BOIII color picture, 5.5 hours exposure.