14 Of The Year's Most Amazing Space Photos: Oleg Bryzgalov (Flickr)-Sharpless-136: ‘Ghost’ in Cepheus; over 2 ly across; core of dark cloud on the right is collapsing and is likely a binary star system in early formation; taken July 2011 in the Crimea during festival of amateur astronomy.
The Perseus Cluster - Abell 426- This cluster contains over 500 recorded galaxies! That means that every "smudge" of light in this photo contains millions, perhaps even billions, of stars! Photograph by Robert Franke.
Breathtaking picture of the #MilkyWay shining over glowing towns in Turkey /// photographer: Tunc Tezel (finalist for Astromomy Photographer of the Year) competition link here - http://www.space.com/17309-amazing-astronomy-photos-royal-observatory-2012.html