In-depth photos for May 2024: Editor’s picks

See Earthsky Community photos. | Desmond Allred captures the Serpentine Nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus on May 18, 2024 in Tremonton, Utah. Desmond wrote: “This is my favorite image in my 3 years of astrophotography! While exploring my star app (SkyGuide) I found this cool part of the Milky Way. I was excited to see if the bright moon overhead could capture the dark dust trails. It’s amazing. Thanks, Desmond. See below for our editor’s picks from May’s deep images.

Stunning in-depth photos from our community

The EarthSky community has many talented astrophotographers who capture stunning images of the deep sky. Enjoy this gallery of some of the best depth photos we received in May 2024. Want to share some of your own deep images? You can submit them to us here. We love to see them!

Deep sky photographs of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

Small clouds of red, blue and yellow nebulosity over many background stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | On May 4, 2024, Cameron Frankish of Longtown, Devon, United Kingdom captures the nebulosity around the star Rho Obiucci. This star and its colorful surroundings are in the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent. Thanks, Cameron!
Large clouds of red, blue and yellow nebulosity over abundant background stars
See Earthsky Community photos. | Akansh Dardeja captures the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex on May 4, 2024 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Akansh wrote: „The reflection and dark nebula complex in our galaxy, the Milky Way, is dimly visible to the unaided eye.” Thanks, Akansh!
Large clouds of red, blue and yellow nebulosity over abundant background stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Tom Sorensen at Golden Spike National Historical Park in Utah also captures the Roe Obiucci area on May 9, 2024. The reason this region is so small may be due to the dark nebulae blocking the light from the emission nebulae. Thanks, Tom!

Deep sky photographs of diffuse nebulae

Two bright red, nebulous objects, against a rich background of stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Andy Duncan, near Cotopaxi, Colorado, captured the Lagoon and Triffit and other nebulae in the constellation Sagittarius on May 17, 2024. Andy wrote: „Lagoon centre, Triffid right, Chinese dragon left.” Thanks, Andy!
A red, nebulous object near a small star cluster, against a rich background of stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Andy Duncan, near Cotopaxi, Colorado Pelican Nebula May 8, 2024 in the constellation Cygnus. Andy wrote: “It took me almost 3 hours to get the orientation on my new ZWO gear and I still don’t know how I did it! I got pictures of 3 different items. I really liked this one, a big improvement over the picture I took a year ago. Thanks, Andy!

A globular cluster

A large, globular cluster of thousands of bright yellow stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Stephen Montag of Livingston, New Jersey captured the globular star cluster Messier 13 on May 24, 2024. Stephen wrote: “The Great Hercules Cluster, containing hundreds of thousands of stars. Located 25,000 light years from Earth. Thanks, Stephen!

An outer galaxy

Yellow nebulous sphere with foreground stars and inset image at lower left.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Andrea Iorio Marino, Rome, Italy, Constellation Captured Messier 87 May 5, 2024 in Virgo. Andrea wrote: “M87, also known as Virgo A or NGC 4486, is a supergiant elliptical galaxy with several trillion stars. It is about 53 million light-years from Earth and is the 2nd brightest star in the Northern Virgo cluster. M87 has an active supermassive black hole at its core, which forms the primary component of an active galactic nucleus. A black hole ejects a relativistic jet of plasma at least 5,000 light-years from its core. The image shows its satellite constellations and jet. Thanks, Andrea!

Groups of galaxies

A pair of whitish nebular objects above the rarefied foreground of stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | On May 7, 2024, Fred Holman of Contoocook, New Hampshire captured Messier 100 and its neighbor in the Coma Berenices constellation. Fred wrote: “M100 or the Mirror Galaxy is a massive formation intermediate spiral galaxy about 5 million light-years across. far away. It is one of the brightest and most massive galaxies in the Virgo cluster, with 7 supernovae since 1901. Thanks, Fred!
Deep sky photos: A quartet of white nebular coils with a foreground of bright stars.
See Earthsky Community photos. | Steven Bellavia Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania, captures the constellation Arb 297 On May 2, 2024. Steven wrote: “Arp 297, in Boötes, an interacting galaxy group. One of the galaxies, NGC 5754, is often considered a Milky Way twin. Awesome shot. Thanks, Steven!

Bottom line: Enjoy this gallery of deep sky photos from our Earthsky community for May 2024. If you have a great photo to share, send it. We love to see them!

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