These are the winning images from thousands of entries, taken by amateur astronomers around the world, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The winner for the People and Space Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 is Mark Gee Moon Silhouettes. Image © Mark Gee.
Images and captions via The Royal Museums Greenwich.
Top image: The overall winner: “Guiding Light to the Stars” by Mark Gee (Australia), showing a spectacular view of the Milky Way arching over the coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
The winner across several categories, including Earth and Space, Deep Space, Young Astronomy Photographer, Our Solar System, and more, received a top prize of £1,500 ($2,400).
The winner for the Deep Space category in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 -Adam Block Celestial Impasto. Credit Adam BlockMt. Lemmon Sky Center.
The winner for the ‘Our Solar System’ category in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 is Man-To Hui ‘Corona Composite of 2012 Australian Totality’. Credit Man-To Hui.
The winner for the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 is Jacob Marchio. The Milky Way Galaxy. Credit Jacob Marchio.
The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – Sam Christopher Cornwell for his ‘Venus Transit. Credit Sam Christopher Cornwell
Winner of the best Robotic Scope Image for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 is László Francsics, The Trapezium Cluster & Surrounding Nebulae. Credit László Francsics.
Green Energy by Fredrik Broms (Norway).
Icy Visitor by Fredrik Broms (Norway). The image shows the nucleus of Comet Panstarrs.
source Royal Observatory Greenwich