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    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.

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

    3. 'Cloudy Stars', by James Fenneberg.

    4. 'Aurora in Vopnafjörður, Iceland', by Fabian Neyer.

    5. 'Comet Panstarrs passing Cederblad 214', by Mel Gigg.

    6. 'Comet PANSTARRS above Sein Island', by Laurent Laveder.

    7. 'Heart Nebula In Hubble Palette', by Bob Franke.

    8. 'Moonset over Buachaille', by David Taylor.

    9. 'M78 Stardust and Starlight', by Oleg Bryzgalov.

    10. 'Stars in the Sky', by Steven Fox.

    11. 'Pontusval Lighthouse', by Laurent Laveder.

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

    13. 'SH2-142', by Julian Hancock.

    14. 'The Pebble Beach', by Laurent Laveder.

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

    16. 'Fires over Mt Barney', by Rob Packer.