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The best astronomy photos of the year

Photographs of the Milky Way, colliding galaxies or northern lights decorating the night sky have been shortlisted in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

This year more than 3,000 photographs from a large number of amateur and professional photographers have participated.

thousands of photographs

The shortlisted images for the competition, which is organized each year by the UK’s Greenwich Royal Observatory , include the Harvest Moon rising behind Glastonbury Tor and the lights of the Milky Way reflected off the world’s highest country road in Tibet. . There is also one of the most detailed amateur-produced maps of the lunar south pole, which was created in the US, along with a partial solar eclipse over Italy, and the South Pinwheel Galaxy captured in Australia exactly 270 years after his discovery.

This is the 14th edition of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest and features entries from over 67 different countries around the world. This year also covers multiple styles and features complex compositions as well as some simple one-shot captures. However, no matter the style, the results speak for themselves louder than our words.

Stunning images

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest features a panel of expert judges from the worlds of art and astronomy.

Photographers compete in nine categories: Skyscapes, Aurorae, People and Space, Our Sun, Our Moon, Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Stars and Nebulae, Galaxies, and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year for budding astronomers under 16, plus to the coveted title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year for the overall winner. The judges will also award two special prizes: the Sir Patrick Moore Award for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Award for Imaging Innovation.

The winners of the nine contest categories, the two special prizes and the overall winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held online on September 15. The winning images will be shown in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in London from September 17 , along with a selection of some of the best shortlisted images.

The official book of the photo contest to be published on September 29 , will also show the winning and shortlisted works.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000 (approximately €11,000) for the overall winner and £1,500 (approximately €1,700) for all other category winners. Finalists and highly recommended entries will receive £500 (€584) and £250 (€290 in exchange), respectively, while Special Prize winners will receive £750 (€870). All winning photographers will also receive a one-year subscription to BBC Sky at Night magazine.

We are sure that it will be difficult for you to decide which is your favorite this year.

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