"As the total phase of last week's solar eclipse came to an end, sunlight streaming past the edge of the Moon created the fleeting appearance of a glistening diamond ring in the sky." Photo by Stephen Mudge
Grand design spiral M100 Scott Rosen from Pine Mountain Club, California Astronomers classify M100 as a “grand design” spiral — one with prominent, well-defined spiral arms. And indeed, it ranks as one of the sky’s brightest such objects, glowing at magnitude 9.4 in the constellation Coma Berenices. (8-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at f/5.8, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO 1600, one hundred and seven 5-minute exposures, stacked)
Saturn's northern hemisphere still shows the scars of the huge storm that raged through much of And, day by day, the shadows cast by the rings on the planet's southern hemisphere are growing wider as the seasons progress toward northern summer.
Star trails over a mountain Ehsan Negin from Iran This image shows two hours of Earth’s rotation. With a stationary camera, stars produce trails across the sky. The foreground features the stratovolcano Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran. (Canon EOS 50D DSLR, 18-135mm lens set at 18mm and f/3.5, ISO 1200, two hundred and forty 30-second exposures, stacked)
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Great prominence Paolo Porcellana from Asti, Italy This Hydrogen-alpha-filtered image reveals some wonderful detail on our daytime star. The photographer said the prominence’s brightness helped him capture details of the Sun’s surface. He then split the processing of the two regions to reach a comparable level of brightness and contrast. (6-inch homemade refractor, Point Grey Chameleon monochrome CCD camera, DayStar Quantum 0.5-Angstrom Hydrogen-alpha filter, taken May 26, 2014)