The biggest astrophotography competition in the world is fifteen years old. The Royal Greenwich Observatory, the organizing organization of this competition, has published a collection of nineteen selected photos of this competition, one of which will be the winner of the September 14 festival.
In addition to the overall winner, the competition awards the top photographers in nine different categories. Two special prizes will also be awarded. Categories include: Skyscapes, Auroras, People and Space, Our Sun, Our Moon, Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae, Planets, Comets and Asteroids. There is also an award for the young astrophotographer of the year. Special awards include the Sir Patrick Moore Award for Best Emerging Photographer and the Annie Maunder Award for Innovation in Photography.
Each year, the Royal Observatory Greenwich assembles a panel of art and astronomy experts to judge the competition. This year, more than 4,000 registrations were made from 64 different countries. The nineteen photos featured in this article form a short list of finalists.
1. Asparagbit by Vikas Chander