Space has fascinated mankind since the dawn of time. With myths and legends about the bodies in our solar system, and the sun (as well as other bodies) worshipped and revered as gods, all the way up through modern science, space has kept our attention and continues to hold mysteries.

Astrophotography is the art of taking photographs of outer space, which can be accomplished from the ground using a camera, or using a camera and telescope, or from the air. Some of the best known astrophotographs are taken from the Hubble space telescope. But we can’t capture everything with just cameras yet, so many artists also use photomanipulation to depict the stars.

Here’s some of the most eye-catching space photographs and manipulations to fascinate you:

Hyakutake By Christian Klepp

Comet By Paul Fleet

Orbital Station By Marko Magister

Orion nebula By Ilya Smirnov

Pipe Stem Nebula By Paul Stewart

Milkyway starfield By Stefan Holm

Neutron Star Collision By Anton Fofonov

Quick Creation By Andrew

The Lunar By Daniel Joseph

Rosette Nebula By Nelson Amorin

Andromeda galaxy By Attila Bódi

The stars talk about the past By Matteo Morino

Rho Opiuchi By Álvaro Pérez & Jose M. Pérez. Brothers

Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) By Álvaro Pérez & Jose M. Pérez. Brothers

Andromeda galaxy By YASUAKI SEGAWA

the Moon By Alessandro Lo Piccolo

Comet moving passing planet earth By Johan Swanepoel

Earth sunrise over cloudy ocean with no stars By Johan Swanepoel

Upper halv of moon By Kenneth Thunø

Todays moon By Kenneth Thunø

Restless Wanderer By Levin Dieterle

Lunar By Jon D

Lunar Landscape By Daniel Robb

Incredibly beautiful spiral galaxy somewhere in deep space By Vadim Sadovski


Elephant’s trunk nebula By Álvaro Pérez & Jose M. Pérez. Brothers

Drifting By James Sanny

space By viaphototest

4K Planet Earth By James Cawley

Untitled By Dima Gnyloryba

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