Gallery: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012

The winning images from this year's competition


Overall winner and Deep Space winner

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy: Martin Pugh


Earth and Space winner

Star icefall: Masahiro Miyasaka


Earth and Space runner up

Green world: Arlid Hetmann



Deep Space runner up

Simeis 147 supernova remnant: Rogelio Bernal Andreo


Robotic Scope Image of the Year

The Sunflower Galaxy: Thomas Read


Our Solar System winner

Transit of Venus: Chris Warren


Our Solar System runner up

Mars in 2012: Damian Peach


People and Space winner

Venus and Jupiter in close conjunction: Laurent Laveder


People and Space runner up

Lost in Yosemite: Steven Christenson


Best Newcomer

Elephant's Trunk Nebula with ananas: Lorand Fenyes


Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year winner

Pleiades cluster: Jacob von Chorus


Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year runner up

Daytime lunar mosaic: Laurent V Joli-Coeur


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