Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length
By Nicolas Lefaudeux
Winner of the Galaxies category and overall competition winner
"This image has certainly been my favourite in this year’s competition and also one that gives me a big smile every time I view it."
- Ed Robinson, Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications
NGC 3628 with 300,000 Light Year Long Tail
by Mark Hanson
"A 300,000 light-year long tail captured like a delicate wisp of vapour. It conveys the feeling of the impossibly vast distances and spans of time within the Universe which are far beyond our usual parameters. Nevertheless, we simply have to accept them."
- Jon Culshaw, comedian, impersonator and regular guest on The Sky at Night
Attack on the Large Magellanic Cloud
by Juan-Carlos Munoz-Mateos
While it may look like the Earth is attacking the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, this is actually an insider’s view of how astronomers observe and study the Universe. This image is an excellent example of how even the process of understanding space can itself be beautiful!
- Emily Drabek-Maunder, astrophysicist, astronomer and science communicator at Royal Observatory Greenwich
Small Magellanic Cloud
by Michael Sidonio
by Paul Haese
NGC 253 - Starbust Galaxy in Sculptor
by Terry Robison
The Many Jets and Shells of Centaurus A
by Connor Matherne
M33 The Triangulum Galaxy
by Rui Liao
NGC 2442 in Volans
by Martin Pugh