Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist Pictures

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Michael Jäeger

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has been running for eight years now and yet every year we seem to find a set of pictures that still leave us breathless.

The 2016 shortlist has been announced and true to form, this year’s collection of space pictures are utterly stunning.

From incredible nightscapes to vast nebulas this shortlist was compiled from a staggering 4500 entries taken by everyone from amateurs to professional photographers.

Thanks to the advancements in imaging technology and the reduction in costs more people than ever are pointing their lenses at the sky and capturing the astonishing universe that lies above us.

From capturing storms on the surface of Jupiter to the glowing tangle of filaments that make up Pickering’s Triangle, the evidence of a vast supernova explosion.

So without much further ado, here are the astonishing pictures in all their glory

14
Stephen Voss
Auroral Nuggets
13
Richard Inman
Antarctic Space Station
12
Rick Whitacre
Between the Rocks
11
Tommy Richardson
Crystal Brilliance
10
Nicholas Roemmelt
Frozen Giant
9
Philippe Jacquot
ISS under Venus and the Moon
8
Ivan Eder
M8 Lagoon Nebula
7
Giles Rocholl
The northern lights illuminate the lagoon at Jokulsarlon, Iceland photo tour, February 2016
6
Sean Goebel
Parallel Mountains
5
Lee Cook
Alone
4
Katherine Young
Rise Lunation
3
Rune Engebø
Seven Magic Points
2
Melanie Thorne
The Diamond Ring
1
Michael Jäeger
The Disconnection Event

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