The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is the biggest astrophotography contest in the world, welcoming images of the space captured by astrophotographers from around the globe.

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Galaxies, nebulae, aurorae, nightscapes, stars, moons and planets; virtually every celestial phenomenon is included in the entry categories for this annual competition, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in partnership with BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

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Judges for the 2017 competition included Rebecca Roth of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, along with photographer Ed Robinson, ESO’s Oana Sandu, The Sky at Night’s Pete Lawrence and Chris Lintott, comedian Jon Culshaw and BBC Sky at Night Magazine editor Chris Bramley.

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.