The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced finalists for its 2023 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. This year’s competition included over 4,000 entries from 64 countries, and the shortlist includes images that run the gamut from celestial bodies to aurorae to stars and nebulae.
Now in its 15th year, Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15’s winners will be announced on September 14. If you’re in the UK, you can see the winning images in person at the National Maritime Museum in London beginning on September 16, 2023.
We’ve selected some of our favorite finalists to share here. You can visit the Astronomy Photographer of the Year website to view the full set of shortlisted images.