Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the year 2017

I missed The Astronomy Photographer of the Year when it came out earlier but when I saw the entries they blew me away so much I just had to highlight some of them. They really do make you aware of the beauty of the world above us. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the winner? Feel free to guess the one I liked most too if you like.

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Northern Lights over the Siberian forest (Kamil Nureev)

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The Aurora Borealis in Stokksnes, Iceland (Mikkel Beiter)

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Dust and gas in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (Artem Mironov)

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A composite image covering six months of Venus (Roger Hutchinson)

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The Milky Way as taken over the Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina (Yuri Zvezdny) 

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The path of the stars over the course of one “stellar day”, where the Earth fully rotates on its axis (Andras Papp)

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In the Transit of Mercury, the smallest planet in the Solar System passed directly between the Earth and the Sun (Alexandra Hart)

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Large craters whose floors have been filled with lava (Jordi Delpeix Borrell)

37 thoughts on “Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the year 2017

  1. I love the first one and the gap between the northern lights is astonishing! The fifth one also has a magical almost fantasy feel to it. I’m impressed with anyone who even attempts astronomy photos – a lovely striking post and thank you for sharing! 😀

  2. Alex, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful images! The first three are absolutely breathtaking. Seeing the Northern Lights is on my list. Hope to experience them with someone special someday…soon. 😊

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