Hunting Moon

Is now the third year of the Royal Observatory’s competition to uncover the best photographs of stars, planets, galaxies and more. They received nearly 800 entries from astronomers around the world – that’s nearly double the number they received last year!   Picture above: Hunting Moon by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann (France) -People and Space: runner-up

Astronomy Pictures of the Year 2011

A very clear picture of the king of our solar system, Jupiter, earned top honors in the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest:

Category winner and overall competition winner

Jupiter with lo and Ganymede

Jupiter with lo and Ganymede, September 2010 by Damian Peach (UK)

Winners: Earth and Space

Galactic Paradise

Galactic Paradise by Tunç Tezel (Turkey)

green auroras near Hillesoy

Divine Presence by Ole C. Salomonsen (Norway)

Winners: Deep Space

Vela Supernova Remnant

Vela Supernova Remnant by Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

Winners: Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Lunar Eclipse and Occultation

Lunar Eclipse and Occultation by Jathin Premjith (India), age 15

People and Space: winner


Stargazing by Jeffrey Sullivan (USA)

2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year