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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 18 Stunning Finalists

 Have you ever wondered what’s beyond our world? The Royal Observatory of Greenwich in London has unveiled its shortlist for the 13th Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, and the images are absolutely spellbinding. 

The competition has received more than 4,500 entries from 75 countries, and the winning images are expected to be announced in September. Meanwhile, you can scroll through the outstanding shortlisted images. From the Northern Lights in a remote region of Sweden to an immaculate portrait of Saturn, each photo shows just how rich our universe is. 

 

1. Waterfall, by Anna Dobrovolskaya-Mints from IsraelAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Waterfall by Anna Dobrovolskaya-Mints

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2. Château de Chambord, by Benjamin Barakat from the UKAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Château de Chambord by Benjamin Barakat

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3. Dugi Otok – Variant A, by Ivan Vucetic from CroatiaAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Dugi Otok – Variant A by Ivan Vucetic

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Related: Astrophotography: The Perfect Blend of Art and Science

4. Aurora in Murmansk, by Vitaliy Novikov in Russia
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Aurora in Murmansk, by Vitaliy Novikov 

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5. Dolphin Head Nebula, by Yovin Yahathugoda from Sri Lanka
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Dolphin Head Nebula, by Yovin Yahathugoda

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6. Harmony, by Stefan Liebermann from GermanyAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Harmony, by Stefan Liebermann

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Related: Soar Among the Stars With Gorgeous Astronomy Photographs!

7. Iceland Vortex, by Larryn Rae from New ZealandAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Iceland Vortex, by Larryn Rae

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8. Moonrise Over Jodrell Bank, by Matt Naylor from the UKAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Moonrise over Jodrell Bank, by Matt Naylor

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9. NGC 3981, by Bernard Miller from the USA
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists NGC 3981, by Bernard Miller

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10. Path of the Full Moon Above the Sleeping City, by Remi Leblanc-Messager from FranceAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Path of the Full Moon above the Sleeping City, by Remi Leblanc-Messager

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11. The Magnetic Field of Our Active Sun by Andrew McCarthy from the USAAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists The Magnetic Field of Our Active Sun by Andrew McCarthy

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12. Star Watcher by Yang Sutie from ChinaAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Star Watcher by Yang Sutie

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Related: 15 Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Pics of the Night Sky

13. Sunrise of the Magic City, by Jiajun Hua from China
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Sunrise of the Magic City, by Jiajun Hua

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14. The Soul of Space (Close-up of the Soul Nebula), by Kush Chandaria from the UKAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists  The Soul of Space  by Kush Chandaria

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15. The Exceptionally Active Ion Tail of Comet 2020F8 SWAN, by Gerald Rhemann from AustriaAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists The Exceptionally Active Ion Tail of Comet 2020F8 SWAN, by Gerald Rhemann

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16. The Milky Way on the Ancient Village by Zhang Xiao from ChinaAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists The Milky Way on the Ancient Village by Zhang Xiao

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17. Sunspot Looking Out Into Space by Siu Fone Tang from the USAAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Sunspot Looking Out Into Space by Siu Fone Tang

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18. Star Trails Over the Lujiazui City Skyline, by Daning Kai in ChinaAstronomy Photographer of the Year Finalists Star Trails Over the Lujiazui City Skyline, by Daning Kai

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