Award-winning astronomy photography from around the world

Mark Gee, an Australian photographer, won 2013's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award from the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Here is a collection of some of the very best shots entered into the competition, organized by category, including the photo of the Milky Way which netted Gee his award: "Guiding Light to the Stars."

Text from Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Apr 14, 2014 10:02PM
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Well, at least MSN comes right out and tells us that image #5 is a montage (sp?).  Any manipulated photograph can't even come close to the beauty and wonderment of any a real image.  
Apr 14, 2014 9:41PM
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Is this real?  I mean, when has anyone ever seen that much of the milky way, including the milky way's cloudy matter, from the ground, with the naked eye, before the sun has set?????  Hhhhmmmm. 
Nov 13, 2013 10:21PM
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this is the second recycled article I have read off this home page today..... seem's like the contributing staff is taking way too many coffee breaks.
Nov 13, 2013 10:19PM
Nov 13, 2013 1:29PM
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Seems like some of these use so much "image processing" that they're on the edge of fake.  Anyone can take a picture at night and then photoshop it.
Oct 27, 2013 7:41PM
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The word spectactular seems apropriate to define this photo. Jeff Gruye'
Oct 11, 2013 6:45PM
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such nice pictures.  I actually could feel like I was there watching the sky.
Oct 11, 2013 6:17PM
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How wonderful that there are scientists that make these beautiful images for us.  What  a grand treat.  Definitely an attitude of Gratitude here from Denver.    The Detroit Tigers are in the World Series!
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