Share your Favorite Nighttime Shots in our #MyNightSky Photo Contest

#MyNightSky Photo ContestCalling all nighttime outdoor enthusiasts: Show us your night sky! Gather your favorite night sky photos or get out there and take some, because we've teamed up with our friends at Celestron to bring you the ultimate night sky photo contest.

Take a photo that depicts what your nights outdoors are like: campfires, skylines, shooting stars, critters and eerie moon shots—be creative! Then, share your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #MyNightSky to be entered to win some great prizes from Celestron, the world's largest telescope company. No Instagram? No worries! The contest is live at, too.

Need some inspiration? Follow along at to see what kind of nighttime images inspire us—you’ll find everything from backyard sunsets to sunrises over city skylines to starry night skies over some of our most iconic national parks. There’s a whole new world outdoors during the hours after daylight fades. We’re setting out to capture it and we hope you’ll join us!

If you’re a lucky winner, you’ll be rewarded with awesome prizes, including a trip to the 2014 Acadia Night Sky Festival and plenty of great stargazing gear. Plus, random entries will be chosen for additional prizes throughout the promotion—so keep the photos coming!


Grand Prize Package

Trip for two to the 2014 Acadia Night Sky Festival, sponsored by CelestronNature DX 10x32 BinocularsNexStar 4SE Computerized TelescopeTrekGuide Outdoor Accessory


Five (5) First Prizes

SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars