IAPY 2015 results announced

This year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition received more than 2,700 entries covering 60 countries, making the judges’ work more difficult than ever. Here we present the winning images in all their glory, along with a selection of shortlisted images that didn't quite make the final cut. All the winning images, including the runners up and those that came highly commended, are available to view in this month's BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359) - Adam Block (USA) - Shortlisted

Setting moons, nebulae, comets, aurorae, meteors and solar prominences; Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 received a plethora of astroimages covering a wide range of astronomical subjects and celestial marvel.

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The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine and this year received a record number of over 2,700 entries.

Entrants comprised amateurs and professional photographers across 60 countries.

This year’s judges include comedian, amateur astronomer and BBC Sky at Night Magazine columnist Jon Culshaw, Sky at Night Magazine editor Chris Bramley, Royal Observatory Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula and Melanie Vandenbrouck, curator of Art post-1800 at Royal Museums Greenwich.

The winners will be on display in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich running from 18 September until 26 June 2016, so be sure to visit and get inspired.

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Remember, entries for next year’s competition open in the new year!