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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 Winners

The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 have been announced, giving us all a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty of space.

This year marked the competition’s 15th year, attracting more than 4,000 entries from 64 countries.

“This was my first year as a judge for Astronomy Photographer of the Year,” said Katherine Gazzard, Curator of Art at Royal Museums Greenwich. “As a newcomer to the competition, the technical sophistication of the entries blew me away. So many beautiful images made the shortlist, and the winning images are absolutely stunning. It has made me look at the night sky in a new light.”

The Overall Winner will receive £10,000 (US$12,400). Winners in all other categories, including the winner of the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, will receive £1,500 (US$1,860).

Below are half a dozen of OGN's favourites, but id you would like to view all 20 winners and runners up, and the highly commended, please head to Royal Museums Greenwich.

Green aurorae in night sky
Aurorae, Runner-Up. "Circle of Light" | Andreas Ettl

Andromeda galaxy
Overall Winner & Galaxies, Winner. "Andromeda, Unexpected" | Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner & Yann Sainty

Running Chicken Nebula
Young, Winner. "The Running Chicken Nebula" | Runwei Xu & Binyu Wang

Close up detail of the Sun
Our Sun, Winner. "A Sun Question" | Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau

Pink aurora
Skyscapes, Winner. "Grand Cosmic Fireworks" | Angel An

Stars and a red nebulae
Stars & Nebulae, Winner. "New Class of Galactic Nebulae Around the Star YY Hya" | Marcel Drechsler

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