Astronomy Photographer of the Year reveals stellar 2023 shortlists

Jun 27, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year reveals stellar 2023 shortlists

Jun 27, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Jellyfish Nebula © Peter Larkin/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023

Astrophotography enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat today. The Astronomy Photographer of the Year has announced its 2023 shortlists, and they’re as gorgeous as the starry sky on a warm summer evening. Speaking of starry skies, you’ll see some of them among this year’s shortlists. But of course, there are plenty more photos revealing what’s far beyond what meets our eye.

The contest is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with the helping hands of Liberty Specialty Markets and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. In 2023, it got over 4,000 entries from both pros and hobbyists from all over the world—64 countries, to be exact. I can only imagine how hard it’s going to be for the judges to pick a winner.

Celebrating its fifteenth year, the competition is judged by a panel of seasoned pros from the realms of art and astronomy. The big reveal for the competition’s nine categories, two special prizes, and the overall winner will be on Thursday, September 14.

But there’s more. Starting on Saturday, September 16, 2023, you’ll be able to view all the winning images at the National Maritime Museum in London. Of course, there will also be an impressive spread of shortlisted photos to enjoy while you’re there. As a bonus, the competition’s official book will be available exclusively at the museum and online at the Royal Museums Greenwich website starting from the exhibition’s opening day. For the rest of us, it’ll be available online starting Thursday, September 28.

And now, I leave you to enjoy this year’s shortlists and explore the magnificent Universe through these magnificent photos. For more information, make sure to visit the contest’s website, and stay tuned for the winner announcement in September!

Pandora’s Box © Derek Horlock/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Dolbadarn Castle, Home of Welsh Princes © Robert Price/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
China Space Station Transits Active Sun © Letian Wang/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Great Solar Flare © Mehmet Ergün/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Solar Flare X1 from AR2994 in ‘Motion’ © Miguel ClaroAstronomy Photographer of the Year
Grazing Mammoths © Rafael Schmall/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Mare Crisium: From Light to Dark © Andrea Vanoni/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Crescent Moon in a Magical Sunset © Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Ball of Rock © Rich Addis/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
NGC 3521: Marquise in the Sky © Mark Hanson; Mike Selby/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
NGC 1097 and Tidal Tails © Mark Hanson; Mike Selby/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Nebulae of the Small Magellanic Cloud © Jonathan Lodge/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Radio Polaris © João Yordanov Serralheiro/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Eastern Veil: NGC6992/6995 © Jia You/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Emerald Roots © Lorenzo Ranieri Tenti/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Curtain of Light © Andreas Ettl/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Aurora Over the Great Pollet Sea Arch © Brendan Alexander/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Arctic Gates © Daniel Viñé Garcia/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Cassinified Pluto © Sergio Díaz Ruiz/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Milky Way © Kush Chandaria/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Majestic Tarantula Nebula © Steeve Body/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
RCW 58: Wolf Rayet Bubble © Mark Hanson; Mike Selby/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Pleione’s Daughters © Andre Vilhena/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Jellyfish Nebula © Peter Larkin/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
St Agnes © Derek Horlock/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Solargraph 209 days © Ksawery Wróbel/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
On Top of the Dream © Jeff Graphy /Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Dune © Burak Esenbey/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Comet 2022 E3 Above Snowy Mount Etna © Dario Giannobile/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Celestial Equator Above First World War Trench Memorial © Louis Leroux-Gere/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Dance of the Moons © Damian Peach/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Colourful Saturn © Damian Peach/Astronomy Photographer of the Year
C/2021 A1 (Leonard) in Sky of Israel © Alex SavenokAstronomy Photographer of the Year
Sperrgebiet © Vikas Chander/Astronomy Photographer of the Year

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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