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The Moon Smiled

An old Moon smiled for early morning risers.
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Tunc Tezel




Colourful Olives and Stars

A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
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Tunc Tezel




On the Top of Uludag National Park

Conjunction of Moon and Venus in a wide angle view from the top of Uludag National Park
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Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the late evening with the bright summer Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




A Caravan of Planets

Four bright planets as seen from near the town of Yenisarbademli
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Tunc Tezel




Addicted to Conjunction

Moon and Venus shine in the sky with bright star Regulus under the Moon.
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Tunc Tezel




Planets Lined Up in a Dark Sky

High forest lake near Bozcaarmut village, about 100 km east of Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Longest Eclipse and Planets

Lunar eclipse, together with the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
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Tunc Tezel




Totality, From the Earth to the Sky

A lake side view to the August 2017 total solar eclipse across the US.
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Tunc Tezel




Neighboring Galaxies From Two Hemispheres

The two brightest galaxies of northern and southern skies are Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Tunc Tezel




A Hut with No Roof

I was at Kusaklikaya Peak of Mount Uludag (2160m), the highest spot which ski lifts go up.
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Tunc Tezel




Sliding Down

A winterscape with Orion, and Venus in Taurus in the evening sky, between Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
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Tunc Tezel




Celestial Winterscape

Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky on Fire

The night sky over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




Asteroid Dust from Hawaii

The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




Moonlit Brazil

The southern stars in a moonlit night above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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Tunc Tezel




Meteor Shower by the Lake

A meteor during the Perseid Meteor Shower streaks against the summer Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




An Evening Sky Show

Moon, Venus and Jupiter are aligned at dusk from the Uludag National Park in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




After a Winter Storm

Moon and Venus next to constellation Capricornus in the evening twilight from Mount Uludag in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of a Pacific Paradise

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




Paired retrograde: Saturn and Mars in 2016

Retrograde motion of Saturn and Mars in 2016.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars and Saturn in Retrograde Motion (composite)

Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
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Tunc Tezel




The August Shower (photo composite)

The 2016 Perseid meteor shower in August captured from Uludag National Park in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Planets and the Galactic Bulge

Saturn, Mars, and Antares are almost lined up on this evening, with the galactic bulge next to them.
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Tunc Tezel




Southern Sky Above Ilha Grande

Southern stars and the Milky Way above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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Tunc Tezel




Bursa Analemma & Mercury Transit (photo composite)

There is something more than a half analemma and the seasonal change in this multi-exposure image.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus Transit Sunrise

http://twanight.org/newTWAN/photos.asp?ID=3003631
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Tunc Tezel




Saturn, Mars, and Antares

The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
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Tunc Tezel




Summer Planets and Milky Way

Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this nightscape from Uludag National Park, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




A Forest Lake Unspoiled by Lights

Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
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Tunc Tezel




Palm Planet

The Milky Way at dawn above palm trees in Buli, Halmahera, Indonesia.
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Tunc Tezel




Indonesia Morning Show

Light of a cargo ship, and the crescent moon and Venus in the morning sky of Ternate.
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Tunc Tezel




Planets Alignment and Taurid Fireball

A Taurid fireball is captured right one the edge, and a parade of moon & planets in the center.
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Tunc Tezel




Fireball on the Edge

A fireball during the Geminid meteor shower is captured the edge of this fisheye image.
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Tunc Tezel




Planets and Observatory in Twilight

Morning breaks on the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, on La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




Grus and Fomalhaut

A moonlit night at the edge of La Palma massive caldera, Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
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Tunc Tezel




In Search of Natural Skies

The southern Milky Way from a remote island beach in Halmahera.
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Tunc Tezel




Ecliptic and the Galactic Plane

This all sky panorama photographed just before morning twilight shows the night sky of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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Tunc Tezel




Tropical Island Dreaming

The 2016 March 9 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Halmahera, Indonesia.
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Tunc Tezel




2016 All Sky Eclipse View

All sky panoramic view of March 2016 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Indonesia.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter vs. Summer

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
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Tunc Tezel




Forest Window

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
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Tunc Tezel




Lined Up Planets

Above a cloud-covered valley in Uludag National Park, a parade of planets and the Moon is photographed at dawn.
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Tunc Tezel




Morning Planets

This morning twilight view from Uludag National Park in Turkey has 3 planets and the moon
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Tunc Tezel




Planetary Parade

The all-sky image shows the winter constellations and a caravan of 4 planets and the crescent moon.
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Tunc Tezel




Midnight All Sky Clock

All-sky view from the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory with adaptive optics laser in operation.
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Tunc Tezel




A Pair at the Horizon

Orion and Gemini rise above lights of Bursa in this summer morning view. But there is more that.
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Tunc Tezel




Turkey Winter Nightscape

Panoramic winterscape of a starry night on Mount Uludag in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Alamut Castle Conjunction

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Tunc Tezel




Road to the Top

Milky Way over the the summits ridge of Mt. Uludag (Turkey).
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Tunc Tezel




Window to the Sky

The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Boreal Summer

Summer constellations and the Milky Way shine bright.
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Tunc Tezel




Night Begins with a Show

Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon just after sunset.
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Tunc Tezel




Bright Planets, Big City

Venus and Jupiter in their closest conjunction since 1999.
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Tunc Tezel




Evening Gathering

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon in the evening sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Calm Water, Planets and a Crescent

Moon, Venus and Jupiter over the Lake Uluabat, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Summer Evening Lights

Venus, Regulus, Saturn and the Moon are hanging low over the western horizon.
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Tunc Tezel




Aldebaran Reappears

The brightest star of Taurus appears next to the moon after an occultation.
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Tunc Tezel




Over the Lights of Longyearbyen

Jupiter and constellation Leo appear in a deep polar twilight above the arctic landscape of Svalbard.
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Tunc Tezel




After Eclipse New Moon

A very thin new Moon appears above the Arctic landscape of Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
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Tunc Tezel




Arctic Eclipse in Fulldome

A fisheye view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse from Svalbard, at 78 degrees north.
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Tunc Tezel




Arctic Eclipse

Wide-angle view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse with the shadow cone of the Moon visible.
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Tunc Tezel




Svalbard Totality

The total solar eclipse of 2015 March 20 eclipse hangs low over the high hills that hugs Longyearbyen.
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Tunc Tezel




An Evening Sky Conjunction

An evening sky held this lovely pairing of a young crescent Moon and brilliant Venus over a peaceful pond.
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Tunc Tezel




A Seat With Aurora View

I was on a flight from Seattle to Paris while I was treated for this beautiful aurora show for an hour.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon, Venus, and Mars

The Crescent Moon appears between Venus (lower) and Mars in the evening sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus & Mercury

Planets Venus and Mercury pair at dusk in a close conjunction, photographed from Turkey. Higher up is Mars.
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Tunc Tezel




A Crystal Clear Winter Moonlit Night

In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Meteors Shower Earth (photo composite)

The Geminid meteor shower in action over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Black Sand Beach at Night

Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




An Oceanview of Sirius and Canopus

In a moonlit night of Hawaii bright stars Sirius (top) and Canopus appear above the Pacific Ocean.
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Tunc Tezel




A Winter Evening All Sky View

This all-sky view (full dome) has captured a winter evening on the slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Five Planets and a Comet

In a winter evening on slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey, five planets are captured across the sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Izmir Galaxy

The Milky Way with the Summer Triangle above palms in Gumuldur, Menderes district of Izmir, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Large Magellanic Cloud from Hawaii

Stars above Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. Surprisingly visible in this telephoto view is the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way Above Ka Lae

The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
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Tunc Tezel




Observatory in Action

The Milky Way arcs across the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea Observatories.
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Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of Mauna Kea

A moonlit night of Mauna Kea Observatories.
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Tunc Tezel




Naturally Dark

Dark sky of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tunc Tezel
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Tunc Tezel




Mauna Kea Full Dome

A starry night of Mauna Kea Observatory in all sky view (full dome).
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Tunc Tezel




Lunar Eclipse and Active Volcano

This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8.
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Tunc Tezel




Lava Sky

The night sky at the break of dawn over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Tunc Tezel




A Morning Meeting

Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
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Tunc Tezel




A Celestial Triangle Meets A Star Cluster

Venus (lowest), Jupiter (middle), and the crescent Moon forming a celestial triangle at dawn.
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Tunc Tezel




Tracing the Red Planet

The motion of Mars in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
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Tunc Tezel




Retrograde Motions of Mars, Ceres and Vesta

After this 10MB video animation loads track the motion of Mars, Ceres and Vesta in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months.
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Tunc Tezel




Neolithic Night

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
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Tunc Tezel




The Dawn of Civilization

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
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Tunc Tezel




Stars Behind Floodlights

The northern stars are photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky in Transition

A starry night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Uludag Starscape

The Milky Way in a moonlit night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Florida Nightscape

Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
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Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of Amboseli

In a moonlit night of Amboseli National Park, the Magellanic Clouds appear over Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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Tunc Tezel




Bushehr Nightscape

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
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Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut in Full Dome

An all-sky view from Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage Site in southeastern Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon, Venus, and Turkish Bath

Moon and Venus at dawn, photographed above Eski Kaplica (old spa) in Bursa, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




The Pair Above Bursa

Moon and Venus over Ulucami (Grand Mosque) and the old bazaar in Bursa.
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Tunc Tezel




Planets Along Ecliptic

An all-sky view from the Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey has captured 4 planets at dusk.
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Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut and Canopus

On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Ocean Breeze and Eclipsed Moon

The night sky during the April 2014 total lunar eclipse above the coast of Florida.
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Tunc Tezel




Florida Keys Eclipse Scene

The night sky during a total lunar eclipse in the tropical weather and ocean breeze of Florida.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars and Small Worlds

The bright, ruddy object, is planet Mars, the Red Planet. Photographed here near its 2014 opposition.
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Tunc Tezel




Galactic Emu

At a dark site by the shores of Lake Taupo on New Zealand's North Island, the Milky Way arch extends in the southern sky.
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Tunc Tezel




Zodiacal Light and Nemrut Heritage

As the morning twilight approaches, the winter Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky Gazing Rocks

The evening twilight fades in to the night, as the Milky Way, Venus, Moon and Saturn shine over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
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Tunc Tezel




Zeus Nightscape

The autumn Milky Way in Cassiopeia (lower left) to Cygnus is photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi.
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Tunc Tezel




Lake Iznik Winter Night

This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




From Winter To Spring

This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon Meets Venus

The Moon and Venus are paired in a close conjunction above the top of Alamut mountain fortress, Alborz Mountains.
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Tunc Tezel




Kalout Sky

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
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Tunc Tezel




Alamut Winter Sky

Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
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Tunc Tezel




Night Sky in H-alpha

The night sky has much more than could be viewed with the naked-eye. Left is a "normal" all-sky image and right is a deep view on H-alpha.
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Tunc Tezel




Explore Monument Valley at Night

Let this Virtual Reality flash animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of the Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border.
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Tunc Tezel




Monument Valley Planetarium View

The starry sky above the iconic Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border is photographed in an all-sky fisheye view.
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Tunc Tezel




Maasai Mara Starry Sky

The night sky appear in a dark night of Maasai Mara in southwest Kenya, a large national reserve next to Serengeti in Tanzania.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus Corona and M22

Planet Venus, the second brightest object in the Earth sky, appears minutes before it sets behind acacia trees in Amboseli National Park of Kenya.
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Tunc Tezel




Moonlit Amboseli

A moonlit night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya. On the left prominent figures of constellation Orion and Taurus rise over the east.
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Tunc Tezel




The Double Act of Equator Sky

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud (our neighboring dwarf galaxy) are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Kenya.
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Tunc Tezel




All-Sky of Kenya

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light (sunlight reflection from dust in the Solar System plane) appear in the morning sky of Amboseli National park.
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Tunc Tezel




Mercury and Bald Stork

In the morning twilight of Amboseli National Park, Kenya, a bald stork is sitting on a dead tree waiting to warm up in the sunrise.
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Tunc Tezel




Kilimanjaro at the Break of Dawn

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro at the break of dawn in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
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Tunc Tezel




A Pairing Moment

In a clear summer night of Mount Uludag in Turkey, The Milky Way begins to appear in the fading twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




Eclipse over Uganda

The total solar eclipse of 2013 November 3 as seen from northwest Uganda.
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Tunc Tezel




Comets in the Zodiacal Light

In a morning twilight of southern Kenya, the Zodiacal light and two comets at the edge of naked-eye visibility appear over Acacia trees.
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Tunc Tezel




Orionid Meteors Composite

Meteors are captured shooting out from the constellation Orion during the Orionids Meteor Shower in October.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus and Comet Pojmanski

Shining brightly in the east at dawn, Venus dominates the sky in this view over a suburban landscape from Bursa, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Southern Cross and Uluru

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Under the Poplars

Jupiter in the constellation Taurus rises over poplar trees in narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains near Firouzkooh in northern Iran.
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Tunc Tezel




Stars and Clouds of Wet Tropics

Jupiter dazzles in the dark sky of Queensland, Australia. Sirius and Canopus, the two brightest stars of our night time appear on the right.
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Tunc Tezel




Whanganui Nightscape

The moonlit nightcape of Whanganui valley near the town of Taumarunui, New Zealand.
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Tunc Tezel




Stardust

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the World Heritage Uluru National Park in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Jupiter and Ayers Rock

The night sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Assos Roman Theater

The Milky Way appears during moonrise over the ancient Roman theater of Assos, in the Aegean seaside.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus and Ancient Ruins

Venus shines at western horizon in the evening twilight of the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Tunc Tezel




Carina in the Australian Sky

The glory of the southern sky as photographed in the Australian outback, above the Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Tunc Tezel




Broken Ice Ball

Comet 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann appears faintly in the constellation Cygnus in this May 2006 evening view from Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Z is for Mars

The motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of 7 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
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Tunc Tezel




Retrograde Mars

The motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of almost 6 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
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Tunc Tezel




Morning Conjunction

Planets Jupiter (the brighter) and Mars meet over the eastern horizon in this telephoto view during the morning twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




Mars and Jupiter over Bursa

Planets Jupiter (the brighter) and Mars meet over the eastern horizon in the morning twilight, as photographed from a mountain near the city of Bursa.
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Tunc Tezel




Tomb and the Galaxy

The bright galactic bulge in the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius shines above an ancient Lycian tomb at the southern coastline of Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Assos Supermoon

The full moon rises above the Athena Temple in Assos, Turkey, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Night

Despite the glow from towns scattered throughout the valleys in Turkey, stars that form part of the the Milky Way shine brightly in the skies above.
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Tunc Tezel




Moon, Milky Way and Saturn

The rising moon and the Milky Way over the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Tunc Tezel




Eruption of a Comet

In 2007, Comet 17P/Holmes surprised astronomers and stargazers around the world when it increased in brightness over half a million times in a matter of hours.
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Tunc Tezel




The Story of Comet Holmes

In 2007, Comet 17P/Holmes surprised astronomers and stargazers around the world when it increased in brightness over half a million times in a matter of hours.
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Tunc Tezel




Baku Analemma (motion)

One full year of solar motion is captured in this photo sequence flash animation from shore of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Tunc Tezel




Baku Analemma

One full year of solar motion is captured in this multi-exposure image from shore of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Tunc Tezel




Comet and Andromeda

It looks like a double comet, but this image from Turkey has captured Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appearing with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
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Tunc Tezel




PanStarrs, Tiny Delight

In a telephoto image, comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears in the evening twilight over Lake Dagyenice near Bursa, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Comet and Winter Stars

This March evening view from Turkey has captured more than the Moon, Jupiter and prominent winter stars.
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Tunc Tezel




Twilight Visitor

Comet PanStarrs (C/2011 L4) did not become a great comet but its bright condense head was visible to unaided eyes even in the strong twilight.
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Tunc Tezel




The Twins and Beehive

Castor and Pollux and M44 shine above Mitten Buttes in the Monument Valley
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Tunc Tezel




Southwest Night

The central bulge of the Milky Way in Sagittarius and Scorpius rises over the Monument Valley on the border of Arizona and Utah.
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Tunc Tezel




Lion of the Monument Valley

In a late spring evening constellation Leo, the Lion, sets behind iconic landscape of Monument Valley in the United States.
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Tunc Tezel




Australia Outback

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




March Milky Way

Summer Milky Way is seen rising above highlands near Keles, Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter and Summer Stars over Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon shapes the northern horizon as seen from the Mather Point on the south rim of the canyon.
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Tunc Tezel




A Bridge over Grand Canyon Rims

The rising summer Milky Way in the east seems to bridge opposite rims of the Grand Canyon.
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Tunc Tezel




Stars and Giant Monolith

The morning twilight arrives over the World Heritage Site Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Shirvan Evening Delight

In a winter evening of Shirvan National Park in Azerbaijan, The crescent moon appears between planets Venus and Jupiter.
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Tunc Tezel




Monument Valley in the Evening Twilight

The evening twilight fades to dark starry night over the Monument Valley at the border of Utah and Arizona in the United States.
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Tunc Tezel




Me, My Camera, and the Milky Way

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears over TWAN photographer Wally Pacholka shooting the Utah landscape at night.
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Tunc Tezel




Penumbral Lunar Eclipse over Baku

In the evening of 2012 November 28, the Moon slid through the Earth's outer lighter shadow, causing a penumbral Lunar eclipse.
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Tunc Tezel




Sky During Totality

The night sky objects are photographed during the total Solar eclipse of 2012 November 14.
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Tunc Tezel




Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Australia

The total solar eclipse of November 2012 as photographed from the northern tip of Queensland, Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Where the Shadow Touches the Ground

The total solar eclipse as photographed from the northern tip of Queensland, Australia.
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Tunc Tezel




Outshining Winter Stars

Bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter rise over narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains in northern Iran. The "star" outshining every other star in this view is in fact none other than planet Jupiter.
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Tunc Tezel




Flowing Water and Milky Way

Constellations from Ursa major and Ursa Minor in the north to Cassiopeia and Cygnus are framed above Sagalassos, ruins of an ancient city in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




Land of Rock and Mud

The Moon and Venus are in close conjunction over the mud volcano and Jupiter shines higher above.
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Tunc Tezel




A Fiery Baku Evening

Crescent Moon, Mars and Antares shine over the skyline of Baku in an autumn evening.
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Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky Summer Sky

The Winter and Summer sky is photographed from one location above Mount Uludag in Turkey. The winter sky features bright stars and summer sky features bright Milky Way.
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Tunc Tezel




Sunrise Analemma and Venus Transit

An analemma is that figure-8 curve that you get when you mark the position of the Sun at the same time each day throughout planet Earth's year.
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Tunc Tezel




Heavenly Window

Starry sky as photographed from the giant window of False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park in eastern Utah, USA.
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Tunc Tezel




Starry Sky above Utah

In this all-sky image from the Arches National Park of Utah, the Milky Way pans across the sky from Scorpius to Cassiopeia.
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Tunc Tezel




Tracing Mars in the Earth´s Sky

When this 10 MB video animation loads, you can track the motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of 9 months from late October 2011 (top right) through early July 2012 (bottom left).
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Tunc Tezel




Jupiter behind the Moon

The crescent Moon and Venus appears in constellation Taurus. But there is also a little bump at the bright side of the Moon, which is none other than Jupiter just before occultation.
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Tunc Tezel




Transit Distortion

A distorted Sun with a "blemish" on its face rises over the Caspian Sea during the 2012 Transit of Venus.
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Tunc Tezel




Monument Valley Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar eclipse of 2012 May 20 as seen from Monument Valley Navajo Trial Park, where Arizona and Utah meets.
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Tunc Tezel




Venus Transit over Caspian Sea

A distorted Sun with a "blemish" on its face rises over Caspian Sea in this multi-exposure of the 2012 Transit of Venus taken from Suvelan, near Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Tunc Tezel




Omega Centauri

In a single-exposure telephoto image, Omega Centauri, the largest globular cluster in our galaxy soars above a dark forest in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




La Palma Lights and Stars

The Milky Way arching over lights of small towns in La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Tunc Tezel




Conjunction to Conjunction

This image tracks 6 months of planet Venus motion in the evening sky, above western horizon of Bursa in Turkey.
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Tunc Tezel




New Moon, Planets, and Winter Stars

The young moon appears below a pair of bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, in this early spring evening in Turkey.
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Two Planets in Leo and Virgo

There are not many bright stars in the spring sky. In fact two of the brightest points in this view are planets Mars and Saturn.
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Sky Above the Lights

This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
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Baku Alignment

The young Moon, Venus, and Jupiter are alined over the ancient city walls of Baku. The old downtown of Baku is a World Heritage Site.
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The Night Sky above Gobustan

The evening twilight fades to starry sky over Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan.
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Baku at Night

The Moon and Venus are photographed in a winter evening of Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, located at the shores of the Caspian Sea.
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Cappadocia Eclipse

The totally eclipse moon shines as a red disc against the vast ocean of the Milky Way as photographed above Cappadocia, Turkey.
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Not All Are Stars

Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter rise over forest slopes surrounding Mount Uludag in Turkey.
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The Columns of Athena Temple

Captured in an all-sky image, the nearly full moon sets in the morning sky above the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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The Narrow Window of Darkness

The nearly full moon sets in the morning sky above the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
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Starry River

This northern hemisphere summer view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, extends from Scorpius at the horizon to stars of the Summer Triangle.
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Find Vesta

This scene of a glacial lake on Mt. Uludag of Turkey includes hundreds of stars but also two objects in the Solar System: Vesta and Neptune.
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Zodiacal Band in the Pre-dawn Sky

In this pre-dawn moment on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the zodiacal light cross the sky from the moon and Mars to Jupiter.
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A Moonlit Night of an Ancient Theater

In this clear August evening the moon shines over Sagalassos, an ancient Pisidian city in southern Turkey about 100km north of Antalya.
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Landscape Deep Sky Photography

This single-exposure image has captured star cluster NGC 6231 and the Prawn Nebula in Scorpius.
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