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The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is  now in its seventh year, and the 2015 winners have just been announced. The contest is run by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England and attracts tens of thousands of entries from around the world. A selection of stunning images will be on display in London until June 2015, and they offer a rare glimpse into the magnificence of our universe and Earth's role within it. Enjoy a selection of prize-winning and commended photos in this incredible collection.

To see more incredible photos, visit Royal Observatory's website, where you can also find past winners as well as information about the exhibition.

 

'Skyscapes' Category Winner: Eclipse Totality over Sassendalen by Luc Jamet

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Skyscapes' Category Runner-up - Sunderland Noctilucent Cloud Display by Matt Robinson

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Skyscapes' Category Highly Commended - River of Light by Martin Campbell

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Aurorae' Category Winner - Silk Skies by Jamen Percy

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Aurorae' Category Runner-up - April Aurora by Kolbein Svensson

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Aurorae' Category Highly Commended - Sumo Waggle Adventure by Arild Heitmann

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Galaxies' Category Winner - M33 Core by Michael Van Doorn 

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Galaxies' Category Runner-up - The Antennae Galaxies - Extreme Deep Fields by Rolf Olsen

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Galaxies' Category Highly Commended - Cosmic Oasis by Marcus Davies

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Our Moon' Category Winner - Full Face of Our Moon by András Papp

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Our Moon' Category Runner-up - International Space Station Passes by the Moon by Daniel Fernández Caxete

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Our Moon' Category Highly Commended - A Tainted Eclipse by Phil Hart

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Our Sun' Category Winner - Huge Prominence Lift Off by Paolo Porcellana

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Our Sun' Category Runner-up - Totality Ends by David Wrangborg

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

'People & Space' Category Runner-up - Eternity and Astrophotographer by Yuri Zvezdny

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'People & Space' Category Highly Commended - Interaction by Tommy Eliassen

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Planets, Comets and Asteroids' Category Winner - The Arrow Missed the Heart by Lefteris Velissaratos

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Planets, Comets & Asteroids' Category Runner-up - Saturn by András Papp 

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Planets, Comets & Asteroids' Category Highly Commended - Mars Next to Moon by Eric Toops

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Stars & Nebulae' Category Winner - The Magnificent Omega Centauri by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Stars & Nebulae' Category Joint Runner-up - Sirius 9798 by David Pye

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Stars & Nebulae' Category Joint Runner-up - Orion Mega Mosaic by Tom O'Donoghue and Olly Penrice

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 
 

Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer - Orion DT by David Tolliday

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Young Photographer' Category Highly Commended - Total Solar Eclipse by Philippe Rowland (aged 7)

The Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
 

'Young Photographer' Category Highly Commended - Jupiter and Moons by Ethan Chappel (aged 15)

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