Summer Milky Way looking South from Lusk, WY, the night before the Great American Eclipse.
Summer Storm moving to the North over Lusk, WY
Earthshine on the moon and Mercury is visible.
Spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major (big Dipper). Due to its proximity to Earth, large size and active galactic nucleus, Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers.
Small open cluster of approximately 45 stars in the constellation Camelopardalis, it was discovered by William Herschel November 3, 1787. The purple streak to the right was a satellite passing through the exposure.
M42 in Ha
The Great Orion Nebula photographed in the Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) wavelength.
The Flame and Horse
The Flame Nebula and the Horse Head Nebula in the constellation Orion. The bright star is Alnitak and lies 818 light years away.