The shortlisted images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14 competition have been revealed by the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the world's biggest astrophotography competition and each year sees thousands of photographers from around the world submit their images of the night sky in the hope of scooping the top prize

Entrants can submit astro images across a range of categories including Skyscapes, Stars & Nebulae, Aurorae, Galaxies, Our Moon and Our Sun, among others.

For imaging tips, read our beginners' guide to astrophotography or our tutorial on deep-sky astrophotography.

Electric Wizardry by Shane Turgeon, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Category: Aurorae. Equipment: Canon 1DX camera, 14mm f/2.5, ISO 1000, 6-second exposure
Electric Wizardry by Shane Turgeon, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Category: Aurorae. Equipment: Canon 1DX camera, 14mm f/2.5, ISO 1000, 6-second exposure

2022 marks the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition's 14th year, with the winning images due to be announced in September.

£10,000 will be awarded to the overall winner, with runners-up and highly commended entries in each category receiving £1,500 and £750 respectively.

You can keep up with the competition by following BBC Sky at Night Magazine or Royal Museums Greenwich on social media, or by following the hashtag #APY14.

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But for now, here's a selection of some of the judges' favourite images this year.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14 shortlist

Skyscapes

Stars & Nebulae

People & Space

Aurorae

Galaxies

Our Moon

Our Sun

Planets, Comets & Asteroids

The Annie Maunder Prize for Digital Innovation

The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Digital Innovation

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Authors

Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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