A close up image of the surface of the sun

Liquid Sunshine

by Alexandra Hart 

Winner of the Our Sun category

"This stunning and confident photograph is whimsically abstract while also being satisfyingly educational. It's what I love about astrophotography and, in particular, this competition."

- Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications

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145 Seconds of Darkness

by Filip Ogorzelski

Runner up

"One thing you often notice during an eclipse is how quiet everything becomes. Solar eclipses are calm, serene moments. This stripped-back image captures that serenity perfectly. The calm glow behind the silhouetted hills is all that is needed."

- Steve Marsh, Art Editor at the BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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Ultraviolet

by Alan Friedman

Highly commended

"The symmetry of this image is fascinating and the unusual but exciting ultraviolet colour palette adds a unique twist to it. This is a nice example showing that the extraordinarily calm Sun surface, that might be a monotonous scene, can also be captured artistically and to an outstanding standard."

- László Francsics, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Overall Winner

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No Earthly Hedgerow

by Paul Andrew 

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Total Solar Eclipse, Venus and the Red Giant Betelgeuse

by Sebastian Voltmer

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The Art of the Chromosphere Magnetic Field Lines

by Gabriel Octavian Corban 

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Bridging the Light Fantastic

© Alastair Woodward (Sky-Watcher Evostar 120 Achromat Refractor telescope at f/35, DayStar QUARK Chromosphere filter, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro GOTO mount, FLIR Blackfly (IMX249) camera, 700 x 1/40-second exposures)

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Annular Solar Eclipse and Bailys Beads

by Letian Wang 

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Eruption

by Łukasz Sujka 

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Sunspots AR 2741 and AR 2740

by Ruslan Ilnitsky 

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Transit of Mercury

by Premjith Narayanan

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Sharafkhane Port and Lake Urmia © Masoud Ghadiri | Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019

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