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The sky has immense beauty to show, and the talented cameraman has the skill to capture the beautiful glimpses that the universe shows us. Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest looks at numerous such photographs of astounding beauty to select a winner. The shortlist for this year’s photographs capturing the sky, space, and the rare phenomenon that are unlikely to be seen anytime soon.

The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine. For this year’s competition, more than 2,500 images were submitted. Out of these, more than 120 have been shortlisted. Displayed here, are a selection of the images from the shortlist.

You can see the submitted images on the contest’s Flickr group.

Source: Royal Museums Greenwich

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