Discover incredible astro photography from this photo competition

Discover incredible astro photography from this photo competition
(Image credit: Painting the Sky © Thomas Kast)

Shortlisted astro photography from the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 has recently been unveiled – and the results are truly out of this world. This contest is the biggest space photography competition in the world, with a record number of over 5,200 entries from almost 70 countries around the globe.

This astro photography competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, sponsored by Insight Investment and in association with BBC Sky at Night magazine, is now celebrating its twelfth year. Some of the shortlisted photos from this year's entrants include a full moon situated next to the top of The Shard, London, a incredible view of the northern lights over Stokksnes, Iceland, and the star Betelgeuse. 

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