Skyscape & Constellation Pictures

Most astrophotography requires extras of some kind, such as filters and tracking equipment, and almost all of it requires a telescope. In this gallery, we highlight stunning skyscapes that require as little as a point-and-shoot camera to capture the beauty of the night sky. Shorter shots highlight constellation pictures, while time-lapse photos show star trails over magnificent panoramas, historic buildings, and ancient ruins. Add tracking equipment, and a scope-less camera can capture the Milky Way stretching over desolate plains and natural rock formations. Browse this gallery for some of the best astronomy pictures featuring the starry sky.