Awesome Andromeda shot wins £10,000 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Awesome Andromeda astro shot wins £10,000 Investment Astronomy POTY
(Image credit: Nicolas Lefaudeux)

Eleven awesome astro photographs have walked away with honors in the latest Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards, with the winning shot of Andromeda (above) capturing the £10,000 top prize. 

These out of this world space shots were taken on everything from specialist stargazers to mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS R, high end DSLRs like the Nikon D850 to enthusiast bodies like the Nikon D610, proving that great astro shots are possible with whatever kit you're using. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.