Astronomy Picture of the Day: Pillars of the Eagle Nebula in Infrared

Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula. Gravitationally contracting in pillars of dense gas and dust, the intense radiation of these newly-formed bright stars is causing surrounding material to boil away.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: An Active Prominence on the Sun

Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Meteors, Planes, and a Galaxy over Bryce Canyon

Sometimes land and sky are both busy and beautiful.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Total Solar Eclipse Corona in HDF

How great was the Great American Eclipse? The featured HDR image shows it to be perhaps greater than we knew.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula

Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 3324 in Carina

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available. NGC 3324 in Carina Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Explanation: This bright cosmic cloud was sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the

Astronomy Picture of the Day: AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula

Why is AE Aurigae called the flaming star?

How to take Flat Frames for Astrophotography

Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse