What's your favourite photo?

Join the astrophoto group on Flickr to enter your photos and keep an eye on the entries for 2014 as they come in. Tell us your top pick on the Royal Observatory’s Facebook page, or get in contact with our Astronomers on Twitter.

Introducing astrotags

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.

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How to... photo guides

Star trails over Squeaky Beach by Steph Hall

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: Star Glory Stone by Dingyan Fu

Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year book coverThe Royal Observatory has partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Order yours now from our shop. 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 appAstronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0 for iPhone and iPad is the perfect app for astronomy and photography enthusiasts, allowing users to explore 90 breath-taking images of space. The app allows you to browse photographs, read comments from photographers and experts, bookmark your favourite 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: HarperCollins Publishers Limited