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    15 Photos Of The Night Sky That Will Fill You With Awe

    These have all been shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013.

    1. The Milky Way arching over Liberty Cap in California's Yosemite Valley.

    Via Rogelio Bernal Andreo

    2. Durdle Door in Dorset's Jurassic Coast framing the Milky Way.

    Via Stephen Banks

    3. The moon and Comet Panstarr's dust shining with reflected sunlight.

    Via Ingólfur Bjargmundsson

    4. The Eta Carinae star at the centre of the Carina Nebula.

    Via Michael Sidonio

    5. Noctilucent clouds above the Pennine Hills.

    Via Mark Shaw

    6. Herbig-Haro objects emerging from the dust clouds of the Pelican Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus.

    Via Andre van der Hoeven

    7. The snow-capped Alpine horizon lit by the sun rising in the East and the moon sinking in the West.

    Via Stefano De Rosa

    8. Stars and constellations behind a windswept tree in Dartmoor National Park.

    Via Anna Walls Hayman

    9. Auroral light over a frozen shoreline.

    Via Mike Curry

    10. Orion Nebula's dust clouds.

    Via Nik Szymanek

    11. Photographers gathered on a hilltop to watch an auroral display.

    Via James Woodend

    12. The Milky Way lining up with the 64m radio telescope disc at Parkes Observatory in Australia.

    Via Wayne England

    13. The sun.

    Via Paul Haese

    14. An astrophotographer watching a meteor streak across the sky.

    Via Tommy Eliassen

    15. Venus in transit, silhouetted in front of the Sun.

    Via Alexandru Conu

    All photographs will be exhibited at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich from 19th September 2013.