The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards

Galaxies Winner and Overall Winner – Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length

Nicolas Lefaudeux

Let’s see the spectacular winning images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition! Images were submitted for one of 9 categories—including Galaxies, Aurorae, Our Moon, People and Space, and Young Photographer of the Year, among others—and a total of 11 images were honored. There are 9 category winners, one overall winner selected from the categories, and two special prices for “best newcomer” and “imaging innovation.”

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Skyscapes Winner – Painting the Sky

Thomas Kast

Our Sun Winner – Liquid Sunshine

Alexandra Hart

Our Moon Winner – Tycho Crater Region with Colours

Alain Paillou

Aurorae Winner – The Green Lady

Nicholas Roemmelt

Planets, Comets and Asteroids Winner – Space Between Us…

Łukasz Sujka

People and Space Winner – The Prison of Technology

Rafael Schmall

Stars and Nebulae Winner – Cosmic Inferno

Peter Ward

Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer Winner – Waves

Bence Toth

Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation Winner – Dark River (detail)

Julie Hill

Young Competition Winner – The Four Planets and the Moon

Alice Fock Hang

Aurorae category runner-up: Lone Tree under a Scandinavian Aurora

Tom Archer

Our moon runner-up: Partial Lunar Eclipse with Clouds

Ethan Roberts

Galaxies runner-up: NGC 3628 with 300,000 Light Year Long Tail

Mark Hanson

Galaxies highly commended: Attack on the Large Magellanic Cloud

Juan-Carlos Munoz-Mateos

People and space runner-up: Observe the Heart of the Galaxy

Tian Li

People and space. Highly commended: Azure Vapor Tracers

Yang Sutie

Skyscapes runner-up: Desert Magic

Stefan Leibermann

Stars and nebulae runner-up: The Dolphin Jumping out of an Ocean of Gas

Connor Matherne

Stars and nebulae highly commended: The Misty Elephant’s Trunk

Min Xie

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