Astrophotographer of the Year shares magnificent 2021 shortlists

Jun 29, 2021

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.

Astrophotographer of the Year shares magnificent 2021 shortlists

Jun 29, 2021

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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If you love astrophotography, here’s a real treat. Royal Observatory Greenwich has just announced the magnificent shortlisted images of its 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. The photos were taken all over the globe, and even beyond: there’s even a photo of the sunset on Mars. So without further ado, let’s dive in and enjoy this gorgeous selection of images.

Martian Sunset © John White

Royal Observatory Greenwich organizes the contest in association with  BBC Sky at Night Magazine, and it’s now in its 13th year. This year’s contest received over 4,500 entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers, taken from 75 countries across the globe.

The contest features nine categories, as well as two special prizes. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 16 September and the ceremony will take place online. For anyone interested in attending, it will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

Luna Park © Ed Hurst

The winning and shortlisted images will be displayed in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum from Saturday 18 September, and they will be published in the competition’s official book, which will be available in September.

Take a look at the remaining shortlisted photos below and visit the contest’s website for more information. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for September to see who the winners will be. Do you have your favorites already?

NGC 6723, NGC 6726, NGC 6727 and NGC 6729 – Dark Molecular Cloud in Corona Australis © Steven Mohr
NGC 6188 SHOrgb by Cielaustral team © Jean-Claude Canonne, Didier Chaplain, Georges Chassaigne, Philippe Bernhard, Laurent Bourgon and Nicolas Outters
NGC 3981 © Bernard Miller
NGC 2024 – Flame Nebula © Steven Mohr
Moonrise over Jodrell Bank © Matt Naylor
Milky Way rising over Durdle Door © Anthony Sullivan
Iceland Vortex © Larryn Rae
Harmony © Stefan Liebermann
Glory of Damavand and Milky Way © Masoud Ghadiri
Dugi Otok – Variant A © Ivan Vucetic
Dolphin Head Nebula © Yovin Yahathugoda
Comet Neowise over Stonehenge © James Rushforth
Château de Chambord © Benjamin Barakat
Bicolour Veil Nebula © Péter Feltóti
Aurora in Murmansk © Vitaliy Novikov
A Daytime Transit © Andrew McCarthy
Waterfall © Anna Dobrovolskaya-Mints
The Tumult of the Sun © Hassan Hatami
The Star Observer © Antoni Cladera Barceló
The Soul of Space (Close-up of the Soul Nebula) © Kush Chandaria
The Rose © Josep Drudis
The Milky Way on the Ancient Village © Zhang Xiao
The Magnetic Field of our Active Sun © Andrew McCarthy
The Full Moon in Moscow © Anna Kaunis
The Eyes of Clavius © Thea Hutchinson
The Exceptionally Active Ion Tail of Comet 2020F8 SWAN © Gerald Rhemann
The Cave © Markus van Hauten
Sunspot Looking out into Space © Siu Fone Tang
Sunrise of the Magic City © Jiajun Hua
Star Watcher © Yang Sutie
Star trails over the Lujiazui City Skyline © Daning Kai
Star Fall © Wang Zheng
Saturn at its Best © Damian Peach
Proximity © Péter Feltóti
Pleiades Sisters © Jashanpreet Singh Dingra
Path of the Full Moon above the Sleeping City © Rémi Leblanc-Messager

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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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