Credits: Waqar Haider

20 for 2020: The best in Astrophotography by Pakistani photographers

2020 was quite the year. Although we had to go through many setbacks and unprecedented events, there were also a few good moments to enjoy. For astronomy lovers, nothing could be better than some amazing pictures of the sky above us. Aided by telescopes and cameras, Pakistani astrophotographers shared some fantastic and breathtaking images. With the support of the Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST), we present you with 20 images from their collection to savor and relish.

A fantastic image of Green comet passing by the Hyades star cluster taken in Karachi by Abubaker Sheikhani and Talha Zia
A fantastic image of Green comet passing by the Hyades star cluster taken in Karachi by Abubaker Sheikhani and Talha Zia
Star trails around the north star captured in Islamabad by Hanzila Mubashar
Star trails around the north star captured in Islamabad by Hanzila Mubashar
This image of Orion Nebula by Kamran Ali surely leaves the viewer in awe
This image of Orion Nebula by Kamran Ali surely leaves the viewer in awe
Picture of the Moon, photobombed by a passenger plane taken from Lahore by Mian Mateen
Picture of the Moon, photobombed by a passenger plane taken from Lahore by Mian Mateen
Andromeda Galaxy - the neighbor to Milky Way - shot by Muhammad Ali
Andromeda Galaxy – the neighbor to Milky Way – shot by Muhammad Ali
A lot going on in this beautiful shot of Pelican Nebula by Muhammad Ali
A lot going on in this beautiful shot of Pelican Nebula by Muhammad Ali
Planet Mars by Muhammad Ali, taken in Lahore
Planet Mars by Muhammad Ali, taken in Lahore
A rare sight! Annular solar eclipse ring captured by Muhammad Mehdi Hussain
A rare sight! Annular solar eclipse ring captured by Muhammad Mehdi Hussain
Collage of the phases of planet Venus as seen over the course of 3 months by Roshaan Bukhari
Collage of the phases of planet Venus as seen over the course of 3 months by Roshaan Bukhari
2020 also brought us the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Image by Roshaan Bukhari
2020 also brought us the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Image by Roshaan Bukhari
Mountains of the Moon by Roshaan Bukhari
2020
Mountains of the Moon captured by Roshaan Bukhari
In this image by Roshaan Nadeem the spots on the Sun are clearly visible
2020
In this image by Roshaan Nadeem the spots on the Sun are clearly visible
Love at first sight! The gorgeous Heart Nebula shot by Shoaib Usman Banday
2020
Love at first sight! The gorgeous Heart Nebula shot by Shoaib Usman Banday
Jupiter and its Moon Ganymede by Shoaib Usman Banday
2020
Jupiter and its Moon Ganymede by Shoaib Usman Banday
Planet Saturn by Shoaib Usman Banday
2020
Planet Saturn by Shoaib Usman Banday
Sunflower Galaxy shot by Shoaib Usman Banday
2020
Sunflower Galaxy shot by Shoaib Usman Banday
A detailed composite image of the Moon taken by Talha Zia
A detailed composite image of the Moon taken by Talha Zia
Partial lunar eclipse captured by Talha Zia in Karachi
Partial lunar eclipse captured by Talha Zia in Karachi
Picture of a hanging prominence on the chromosphere of the Sun. Taken with a 152mm hydrogen-alpha telescope by Umair Asim
Picture of a hanging prominence on the chromosphere of the Sun. Taken with a 152mm hydrogen-alpha telescope by Umair Asim
Waqar Haider - Australia - Carina Nebula
The Carina Nebula shot by Waqar Haider

Hoping 2021 will bring us more of that! All hail the star gazers!

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