The entries of the fifth annual Astronomy photographer of the year competition were announced and I absolutely love some images and here are some images that I think was jaw dropping. Look at these stunning photographs and be ready for mind blown.


Earth and Space Winner: Guiding Light to the Stars by Mark Gee (Australia)

Runner-up: Green Energy by Frederik Broms (Norway)

Deep Space Winner: Celestial Impasto: sh2-239 by Adam Block (USA)

Runner-up: Rho Ophiuci and Antares Nebulae by Tom O’Donoghue

Solar System Winner: Corona Composite of 2012: Australian Totality by Man-To Hui (China)

Runner-up: Magnetic Maelstrom by Alan Friedman (USA)

The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer: Venus Transit, Foxhunter’s Grave, Welsh Highlands by Sam Cornwell (UK)

People and Space: Moon Silhouettes by Mark Gee (Australia)

Robotic Scope: The Trapezium Cluster and Surrounding Nebulae by László Francsics (Hungary)

Young Astrophotographers Winner: The Milky Way Galaxy by Jacob Marchio (USA), age 14

Runner-up: Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon by Ariana Bernal (USA), age 10