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Entries to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition are open!
Now in its fifth year, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition continues to showcase incredible images from amateur astrophotographers all around the world.
Whether you’re new to astrophotography or a seasoned amateur, anyone can enter. We’ve had a huge range of images in previous years, from amazing landscape photography that captures the Moon and the Sun to stunning deep space images taken by robotic telescopes. The competition is open to entrants of all ages. Find out about the prizes, judges and how to enter.
The 2012 exhibition has now closed. The winning images from 2013 will be on display later in the year.
Help us map the night sky by adding your photo to a vast catalogue of images from amateur and professional astronomy photographers alike. Find out more.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich would like to thank:
How to... photo guides
Step-by-step guides on how to achieve the best results, from getting the right gear through to processing, plus videos from some of the winners of the competition explaining how they got their shot.
You can also download our schools guide to observing and photographing the night sky.
Star trails image by Steph Hall
2013 banner image: Ice Fall by Masahiro Miyasaka
Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year
For the first time the best photographs of the past four years of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition have been complied into an exclusive book! Order yours now from our shops at shop.rmg.co.uk. Royal Museums Greenwich Members receive 10% off items in all our shops.
We also have a selection of specially commissioned merchandise featuring some of the winning images.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year app
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0 for iPhone and iPad is the perfect app for astronomy and photography enthusiasts, allowing users to explore 90 breathtaking images of space.
Winning, runner-up and highly commended entries from all four years of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition are included within the app, in addition to judges’ comments and technical information about each image. The app allows you to browse photographs, read comments from photographers and experts, bookmark your favorite image, play a slideshow of selected images and share any entry on Facebook, via Twitter or by email.
Price: £0.69 Download from iTunes
Developer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited