This astrophotography shows the incredible beauty of our universe

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
A 250º panorama of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland taken on a freezing winter night. (Image credit: Larryn Rae)

The shortlisted astrophotography images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 competition have recently been revealed, showcasing the best images of space captured over the past year. The competition is in its 13th year and attracted over 4,500 entries from 75 different countries worldwide.

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 competition will be announced on 16 September in a digital awards ceremony. A selection of the winning and shortlisted images will then be displayed in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.