Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019: shortlist revealed
The world's biggest astrophotography competition returns for another year, and the 2019 shortlisted images have now been released.
The shortlisted images for this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition have been released by the Royal Observatory greenwich.
Giving a tantalising glimpse of what to expect from the 2019 competition winners, the shortlisted astrophotos include beautiful aurora over the east coast of Tasmania, noctilucent clouds as seen from the north of Scotland and a breathtaking Milky Way stretching across a mountainous Bavarian landscape.
View our gallery below to see this year’s shortlist, and keep an eye out for the announcement of this year’s winners via social media on 12 September 2019.
The winning images and a selection of shortlisted images will be displayed in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in London from 13 September 2019.
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Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.