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24 September 2014

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Feast your eyes on the phenomenal winning photographs from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 contest.

Presented every year by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition recognises the best photographs taken of the sky – from within our solar system to far into deep space.

The 2014 entries were taken by photographers from across the world and include images of the Sun, solar eclipses, nebulae and more. Take a look at the official website to find out more about the winning images and view the other astonishing photos from the competition.

Earth & Space Winner: Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon James Woodend, UK
Deep Space Winner: Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) Bill Snyder, USA
Our Solar System Winner: Ripples in a Pond on the surface of the Sun Alexandra Hart, UK
People and Space Winner: Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2 Eugen Kamenew, Germany
Robotic Scope Winner: NGC 3718. Mark Hanson, USA
Best Newcomer: Coastal Stairways Chris Murphy, New Zealand