Gallery: Winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

The winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 have been announced, and you can see all the winning photographs in our gallery below…

Russian photographer Artem Mironov beat thousands of photographers from around the world to be declared Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017.

As well as securing the £10,000 top prize, his photograph, The Rho Ophiuchi Clouds, will take pride of place at the corresponding exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which opened on 16 September 2017.

See the full gallery of winning images below:

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Now in its ninth year, the competition received over 3,800 entries from over 90 countries.

The best of these exceptional photographs – winners, runners-up or highly commended in the competition’s different categories and special prizes – are showcased in a free exhibition in the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre, which is open now until 22 July 2018.

Winners and shortlisted entries will also be published in the competition’s official book, available at the Royal Observatory Greenwich shop from 17 September and on sale across all bookstores and online from 3 November, priced £25.

Remind yourself of some of the shortlist highlights in our video, here:

See the exhibition at the Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Greenwich from 16 September 2017 until 22 July 2018. Entry is free. for further information see