These Incredible Astronomy Photos Will Give You A Space Boner

The shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 has been announced. And wow.

Justin Ng / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower over Mount Bromo” by Justin Ng (Singapore).

Anna Morris / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Orion Nebula” by Anna Morris (USA).

Ivan Eder / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Centre of the Heart Nebula” by Ivan Eder (Hungary).

Claus Possberg / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Celestial Dance” by Claus Possberg (Germany).

Mark Hanson / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“NGC 6888” by Mark Hanson (USA).

Ingólfur Bjargmundsson / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Cave With Aurora Skylight” by Ingólfur Bjargmundsson (Iceland).

Patrick Cullis / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Geminid Fireball” by Patrick Cullis (USA).

Tommy Richardsen / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“What the…!” by Tommy Richardsen (Norway).

Chris Cook / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Father and Son Observe Comet PanSTARRS” by Chris Cook (USA).

Sebastián Guillermaz / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Star Trails on the Beach” by Sebastián Guillermaz (Argentina).

Paul Williams / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“In-flight Entertainment” by Paul Williams (UK).

Gray Olson / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“The Great Orion Nebula” by Gray Olson (USA).

Ole Christian Salomonsen / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Rob Oliver / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

 

Left: “Creature” by Ole Christian Salomonsen (Norway). Right: “A Giant’s Star Trail” by Rob Oliver (UK).

Sebastián Guillermaz / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Occultation of Jupiter” by Sebastián Guillermaz (Argentina).

Lóránd Fényes / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Three Planets in Conjunction” by Lóránd Fényes (Hungary).

Rolf Wahl Olsen / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion” by Rolf Wahl Olsen (New Zealand).

David Kingham / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

“Oxbow Bend Reflections” by David Kingham (USA).

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, where you can get your space boner fix for free, from 10.00–17.00 daily.

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