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How to take astronomy photographs
Longing to become an astrophotographer but unsure how it's done and what equipment you need? Already taking pictures of the night sky but looking for some tips and advice?
On these pages you’ll find videos from some of the winners of the competition explaining how they got their shot, as well as step-by-step guides from members of our Astronomy Photographer of the Year Flickr group on how to get great results, from getting the right gear through to processing.
Download our schools guide to observing and photographing the night sky
Damian: far from everyday life
Damian Peach talks about the wonder of his photography subjects - Jupiter with lo and Ganymede.
Aurora photography provides a great opportunity to escape to a world with just you, your camera and the Universe.
The Moon is a wonderful object to photograph, with constant changes of view throughout the lunar cycle.
Long-exposure photography is the best way to see and capture colour views of our distant neighbourhood.
Ole: the quest for aurorae
Ole C. Salomonsen describes the experience of capturing his Earth and Space image Divine Presence.
Nicole: the blue hour
Nicole Sullivan explains her passion for astrophotography which resulted in her Young category entry Starry Night Sky.