The starry night sky is one of the most underrated gems of our daily lives and one that doesn’t receive enough credit. The ASTRO2021 photo contest is part of the Save a Star non-profit organization that aims to keep the night skies perceptible and clear and reduce light pollution so that all people can continue to enjoy its beauty for centuries to come. This year's title of Astronomy Photographer went to Australian photographer Andy Campbell, a well-known astrophotographer in the field, and we are stunned by his beautiful shots of the cosmos. Get ready to be transported to galaxies far away!
View more images from this year's contest on the website of the contest here - ASTRO2021.
Winner: Lobster Fra Diavolo (NGC 6357) by Andy Campbell (Australia)
Deep in the Heart of Mordor (NGC 7293) by Andy Campbell (Australia)
Godafoss Flow by Larryn Rae (New Zealand)
Mountain Basecamp by Larryn Rae (New Zealand)
Sun Spot Hill by Jordi Coy (Spain)
Lobster Fra Diavolo (NGC 6357) by Andy Campbell (Australia)
Taranaki Trails by Larryn Rae (New Zealand)
Palm Land Under Stars by Mohammad Sadeq Hayati (Iran)
The Silver Dollar by Patrick Winkler (Austria)
Blue Chilli Nebula (Vela SNR) by Andy Campbell (Australia)
Neowise by Lukáš Veselý (Czech Republic)
C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) and the Nebulae of Auriga by Lionel Majzik (Hungary)
Into Infinity by Larryn Rae (New Zealand)
Rainbow Stars Rain by Louis Leroux-Gere (France)
The Galactic Center by Mehmet Ergün (Germany)
Kaleidoscope by Marybeth Kiczenski (United States)
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