Not Only Aurora: See What Happened In Sky Last Week In Best Astrophotos! [10-19 May]

20th May 2024
Not Only Aurora: See What Happened In Sky Last Week In Best Astrophotos! [10-19 May]

For a week now, the magical northern lights have captured the eyes of photographers from all over the world. However, this is not the only thing that can be seen in the sky these days. Check out our latest collection of the best astrophotos to see incredible pictures of constellations and nebulae that will definitely not leave you indifferent!

As always, all images are made by dedicated astrophotographers and posted on social media.

Veil Nebula (C33) By Vincenzo Massa

The first astrophoto in our weekly in the Veil Nebula.

“The Veil Nebula (also known by the Caldwell Catalog acronyms C 33 and C 34) is a large diffuse nebula visible in the southeastern part of the constellation Cygnus.
The nebula is an ancient supernova remnant; the star that created this object exploded several millennia ago,” the author commented on his image.

Veil Nebula
Credit: Vincenzo Massa via Facebook

Pillars Of Creation By Amlan Mitra

Amlan Mitra has shared some captivating images of the Pillars of Creation with the caption: “I captured the “Pillars of Creation” last night! I’ve always wanted to recreate this famous shot taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. To me, it’s the most iconic space photo ever taken by Hubble. I hope I did it justice!”

Pillars of Creation 1
Credit: Amlan Mitra via Facebook
Pillars of Creation 2
Credit: Amlan Mitra via Facebook

Gorgeous Milky Way By Nick Spais

The Milky Way is an object that you can look at forever, and every time, it looks in a new way.

Gorgeous Milky Way
Credit: Nick Spais via Facebook

M42 Orion Nebula By Bernd Hepp

So is the Orion Nebula. It’s hard not to recognize it if you’ve been interested in space for a long time, but everyone sees it differently!

M42 Orion Nebula
Credit: Bernd Hepp via Facebook

Large Magellanic Cloud

Another great object is the Large Magellanic Cloud, a prominent galaxy located 160,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Dorado. Interesting fact: it is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

Large Magellanic Cloud
Credit: CC Chen via Facebook

Shining Moon By Rami Ammoun

Another image from the best astrophotos of this week shows an amazing Moon. It seems to shine on its own, like a big star!

Shining Moon
Credit: Rami Ammoun via X (former Twitter)

Elephant’s Trunk

The last, but not the least is the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula. Also known as IC 1396A, it presents a concentration of interstellar gas and dust located within the larger IC 1396 emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The Elephant’s Trunk is a classic example of a bright-rimmed cloud where new stars form.

Elephant's Trunk
Credit: Robert Leach via X (former Twitter)

For more captivating images, check our previous collections of the best astrophotos of the week. We continue to find the best space pictures for you to stay inspired. Thanks to all the photographers who shared the results of their work for a wide audience. Keep looking up and clear skies!

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