Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist

Who doesn’t like to gaze at the night sky? The stars forming those mesmerizing constellations give us that incredible feeling of awe every time we lift our heads up. But there are people with a special gift being able to save that beauty for eternity – talented photographers. This post is dedicated to the participants of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. There were around 4 thousand photos from around the world. These are the best of the best.

Flash Point.
Brad Goldpaint (USA)

M8: Lagoon Nebula.
Ivan Eder (Hungary)

Northern Lights over Jokulsarlon, Iceland
Giles Rocholl (UK)

A Fork, a Spoon and a Moon
Andrew Caldwell ( New Zealand)
Huge Filaprom
Gabriel Octavian Corban (Romania)

Frozen Giant
Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

Pickering’s Triangle
Bob Franke (USA)

Just Missed the Bullseye
Scott Carnie-Bronca (Australia)

Parallel Mountains
Sean Goebel (USA)

M82: Starburst Galaxy with a Superwind
Leonardo Orazi (Italy)

King of the Planets
Damian Peach (UK)

Between the Rocks
Rick Whitacre (USA)

Seven Magic Points
Rune Engebø (Norway)

ISS under Venus and the Moon
Philippe Jacquot (France)

Painted Hills
Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

The Diamond Ring
Melanie Thorne (UK)

Wall of Plasma
Eric Toops (USA)

Antarctic Space Station
Richard Inman (UK)
The Disconnection Event
Michael Jäeger (Austria)
Above the World
Lee Cook (UK)

Venus Rising
Ivan Slade (Australia)
Crystal Brilliance
Tommy Richardsen (Norway)

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