Monday, April 15

Winning Photographs of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual international photography contest organized by Royal Museums Greenwich. It is one of the largest contests dedicated to astrophotography. Photographs are awarded under several categories and on top of that, there is the one most prestigious award of all, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award.

The result of this year’s competition has been released recently and they are simply breathtaking. Below are the winning photographs of each category. Prepared to be amazed.

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Overall Winner – Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Disconnection Event by Gerald Rhemann

Galaxies

Winner: Utkarsh Mishra, Michael Petrasko and Muir Evenden

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Majestic Sombrero Galaxy

Runner-up: Mark Hanson and Mike Selby

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Arp 271 Cosmic Collision

Highly Commended: Mathew Ludgate

SMC and the Magellanic Bridge

Skyscapes

Winner: Zihui Hu

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Stabbing into the Stars

Runner-up: Abhijit Patil

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Badwater Milky Way

Highly Commended: Filip Hrebenda

The Night Highway

Our Sun

Winner: Soumyadeep Mukherjee

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
A Year in the Sun

Runner-up: Stuart Green

Solar Inferno

Highly Commended: Miguel Claro

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
A Giant in the Sun’s Limb

Our Moon

Winner: Martin Lewis

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Shadow Profile of Plato’s East Rim

Runner-up: Andrea Vanoni

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Moon: Big Mosaic

Highly Commended: Noah Kujawski

An Eclipse from a Thousand Sunsets

Aurorae

Winner: Filip Hrebenda

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
In the Embrace of a Green Lady

Runner-up: Fred Bailey

Misty Green River

Highly Commended: Alexander Stepanenko

Winged Aurora

Planets, Comets and Asteroids

Winner: Gerald Rhemann

Disconnection Event

Runner-up: Damian Peach

The Jovian Family

Highly Commended: Lionel Majzik

Cosmic Rose

People and Space

Winner: Andrew McCarthy

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The International Space Station Transiting Tranquility Base

Runner-up: Mihail Minkov

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Back to the Spaceship

Highly Commended: Hannah Rochford

Equinox Moon and Glastonbury Tor

Stars and Nebulae

Winner: Weitang Liang

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Eye of God

Runner-up: Martin Cohen

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
What a Flaming Star!

Highly Commended: Péter Feltóti

The Centre of the Heart Nebula

Best Newcomer

Winner: Lun Deng

The Milky Way Bridge across Big Snowy Mountains

Young competition

Winner: Yang Hanwen and Zhou Zezhen

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Andromeda Galaxy: The Neighbour

Highly Commended: Peter Szabo

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Mineral Moon Mosaic

Highly Commended: Saahil Sinha

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
A Rainbow Rose

Highly Commended: Julian Shapiro

The Crab Nebula in Hydrogen and Oxygen

Feel free to share your thoughts on these amazing photographs in the comments section below.

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