Astrophotography

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

This years international astronomy photographers have been chosen by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Below are the winners of each category, see more at the Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2014/sep/18/astronomy-photographer-year-2014-royal-observatory-greenwich-pictures

Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon
James Woodend (UK), Earth & Space: winner and overall winner

Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2
Eugen Kamenew (Germany), People & Space: winner

The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
Bill Snyder (USA), Deep Space: winner

Ripples in a Pond
Alexandra Hart (UK), Our Solar System: winner

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Comet ISON

Comet ISON taken by myself and colleagues in October 2013 using the University of Birmingham Observatory

Winner of The Royal Observatory's 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition was Whirlpool Galaxy by Martin Pugh

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy by Martin Pugh

Luc Perrot's image of the Milky Way

Milky Way over the island of Reunion by Luc Perrot

Aurora borealis, taken in Nordland Fylke, Norway

The Aurora Borealis by Arlid Heitmann

Transit of Venus against the sun

Venus Transit by Paul Haese

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