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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist is stunning

The 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist is stunning: This photo of Iran’s Sharafkhaneh port and Lake Urmia by astrophotographer Masoud Ghadiri is one of several featured in this year’s shortlistfor the Royal Observatory’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year. It shows the Milky Way, and in the background, the light pollution coming from the city of Urmia. The competition, now in its eleventh year, saw over 4.6k photographs submitted by amateur and professional photographers. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at London’s National Maritime Museum on 12 September, with an exhibition of winning and shortlisted images beginning the following day.

Want to learn how to photograph the sun, moon and stars? These astrophotography tips will have you ready to enter next year’s competition yourself.

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