Deep space

See the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year winning, runner-up and highly commended images in the Deep Space category.

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy © Martin Pugh, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Overall and Deep Space winner 2012

The winning image for the Deep Space category of the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Simeis 147 Supernova Remnant © Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Deep Space Runner Up 2012

The runner-up image for the Deep Space category of the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

The Perseus Cluster Abell 426 © Robert Franke, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Deep Space Commended 2012

The highly commended images for the Deep Space category of the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.