With just over two weeks left to enter the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, the Royal Observatory Greenwich has released a sneak peek at some of this year’s entrants. If you are interested in submitting pictures, you have until 12pm UK time on 7 April to be in with a chance of winning the £10,000 first prize award.
Photographers can enter their images online by visiting www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto, where full competition rules and some top tips on photographing everything from star trails to galaxies and nebulae are also available.
The winning images will be featured in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory which opens on 16 September 2017.
Here’s a sampling of some of the images submitted so far for this year’s competition:
This spectacular image of the Milky Way by Gianni Krattli from France, is just one of this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition entrants released in a sneak peek by the Royal Observatory Greenwich.