Check out the 7 spectacular winners of the Astronomer Photographer of the Year 2013 competition


posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM EST


Last month, we shared the narrowed down "shortlist" of photographers selected in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, and out of that lot we now have the winners. As expected, after seeing the amazing work in the shortlist, these winning space shots are spectacular.

Main categories in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition include: Earth and Space, Deep Space, Our Solar System, Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, People and Space, Robotic Space, and Best Newcomer.

The competition was open to both amateurs and pros and images were submitted via a special Flickr group. Judging was done by a panel of experts with prizes ranging from from £125 to £1500.

The competion has been run for the last five years by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine.

(Via My Modern Met)

Earth and Space: Winner

"Guiding Light to the Stars" by Mark Gee (Australia)


Deep Space: Winner

"Celestial Impasto: sh2–239" by Adam Block (USA)


Our Solar System: Winner

"Corona Composite of 2012: Australian Totality" by Man-To Hui (China)


Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Winner

"The Milky Way Galaxy" by Jacob Marchio (USA), aged 14


People and Space: Winner

"Moon Silhouettes" by Mark Gee (Australia)


Robotic Scope: Winner

"The Trapezium Cluster and Surrounding Nebulae" by László Francsics (Hungary)


The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer: Winner

"Venus Transit, Foxhunter’s Grave, Welsh Highlands" by Sam Cornwell (UK)