Awe-inspiring photos of space: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022 shortlist

Suburbs of Carina Nebula
Suburbs of Carina Nebula, taken in General Pacheco, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (Image credit: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo - Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

There is something incredibly awe-inspiring about photographing the night sky, and this year's shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year includes some of the most dazzling natural phenomena known to man. From sparkling stars in the milky way to the luminous green of the Aurelia Borealis dancing across the sky, this years competition is strong.

Whether you're taking a photo of a blood moon or capturing dazzling constellations and magical night skies using the right kit will help you on your way. While the best cameras for astrophotography will be a massive help, you can also invest in accessories such as the best light pollution filters or the best telescopes for astrophotography when you get more serious about it.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.