NASA Cassini spacecraft passes over Saturn’s northern hemisphere. The infared camera produces different coloring and this camera is vital for determining the structure of the atmosphere on this gas planet.
The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake in this thick forest that blocks the light pollution from nearby towns. Saturn, Mars, and Antares (the alpha star of Scorpius) form a beautiful triangle near the image center. From the photographer: “Lake Bozcaarmut in Turkey is a favorite spot for fishing, camping, barbecue and also stargazing. After the Moon was gone I started this panorama. This was around when Saturn and Mars were closest to us and shining at magnitude 0.0 and -2.0 magnitude. They were 15 degrees apart.” Tunc Tezel
The Galactic Core of the Milky Way rising over a very still Pine Lake with a hit of Aurora Australis on the horizon on the right.
A collaborative work of two photographers, combing images of northern and southern hemisphere sky. The upper photo shows the winter landscape of Zermatt in the Alps, Switzerland, with Mount Matterhorn in the center. At the same time the southern hemisphere summer is shown on the bottom image by Luc Perrot, captured from Salazie Circus in Reunion Island, southern Indian Ocean.