16 Giddying Astronomy Photos That Are Out Of This World

Astrophotographers are battling it out in the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014. Take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping entrants so far.

1. ‘Aurora Over Ballintoy, Northern Ireland’, by Glenn Miles.

Glenn Miles/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

2. ‘Autumn Stars’, Cledan Valley Tipis, Carno, by Kristofer Williams.

Kristofer Williams/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

3. ‘Cloudy Stars’, by James Fenneberg.

James Fenneberg/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

4. ‘Aurora in Vopnafjörður, Iceland’, by Fabian Neyer.

Fabian Neyer/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

5. ‘Comet Panstarrs passing Cederblad 214’, by Mel Gigg.

Mel Gigg/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

6. ‘Comet PANSTARRS above Sein Island’, by Laurent Laveder.

Laurent Laveder/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

7. ‘Heart Nebula In Hubble Palette’, by Bob Franke.

Bob Franke/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

8. ‘Moonset over Buachaille’, by David Taylor.

David Taylor/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

9. ‘M78 Stardust and Starlight’, by Oleg Bryzgalov.

Oleg Bryzgalov/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

10. ‘Stars in the Sky’, by Steven Fox.

Steven Fox/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

11. ‘Pontusval Lighthouse’, by Laurent Laveder.

Laurent Laveder/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

12. ‘IC 2118 - The Witch Head Nebula’, by Bob Franke.

Bob Franke/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

13. ‘SH2-142’, by Julian Hancock.

Julian Hancock/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

14. ‘The Pebble Beach’, by Laurent Laveder.

Laurent Laveder/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

15. ‘The Milky Way is Reflecting in the Ocean’, by Laurent Laveder.

Laurent Laveder/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

16. ‘Fires over Mt Barney’, by Rob Packer.

Rob Packer/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

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