Hotshots: top readers’ images of 2018

Each month at BBC Sky at Night Magazine we receive a multitude of impressive astrophotos from astronomers and photographers around the world, and select the best for our monthly gallery. Here we present the 12 top astro images from 2018.

Star trails at La Silla
Zdenek Bardon, La Silla Observatory, Chile, 14 March 2018
Equipment: Nikon D810A DSLR camera, Zeiss Milvus 2.8/18 lens.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their images this year. If you would like to submit your most recent and favourite astrophotos for the chance to appear in the mag, you can do so by emailing Please include Readers’ Gallery in the subject title.