33 spectacular photos from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist – Insider – INSIDER

Posted: July 21, 2020 at 12:22 pm

London's Royal Observatory has announced its shortlist for its prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, and the photos are out of this world.

Multiple photos featuring the night sky, planets, stars, galaxies, and aurorae made the shortlist. This year's competition has a new award, the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation, which is awarded to the person that can "transform images already captured and display the wonders of the universe in a fresh light," according to RMG.

The competition allows adults to enter all categories. Photographers under 16 can submit photos for the Young Astronomy Photographer category.

The overall winner of the competition wins 10,000 (about $12,570), and in each category, the winner receives 1,500 (about $1,880), the runner-up receives 500 (about $628), and the highly commended gets 250 (about $315).

Take a look at the stunning shots from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Shortlist 2020.

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