List of Winners of 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition

The 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition ended on September 19th attracted astrophotographers around the world, professionals and amateurs, to participate this annual event, astronomy photographers submitted shots they are most proud of, including landscapes under the broad starlit sky, fantastic nebulas, etc. The competition organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Sky at Night Magazine has four main categories, Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space, and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, and three special awards of People and Space, Robotic Scope, and Best Newcomer.

Earth & Space: Winner

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Guiding Light to the Stars photographed by Mark Gee (Australia)

Earth & Space: Runner-Up

Green Energy by Fredrik Broms (Norway)

Earth & Space: Highly Commended

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Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower taken by David Kingham (USA)
Deep Space: Winner

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Celestial Impasto: sh2–239 by Adam Block (USA)
Deep Space: Runner-Up

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Rho Ophiuchi and Antares Nebulae by Tom O’Donoghue (Ireland)
Deep Space: Highly Commended

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Floating Metropolis – NGC 253 by Michael Sidonio (Australia)
Our Solar System: Winner

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Corona Composite of 2012: Australian Totality by Man-To Hui (China)
Our Solar System: Runner-Up

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Magnetic Maelstrom by Alan Friedman (USA)
Our Solar System: Highly Commended

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Ring of Fire Sequence by Jia Hao (Singapore)
Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Winner

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The Milky Way Galaxy by Jacob Marchio (USA), aged 14
Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Highly Commended

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The Waxing Crescent Moon by Jacob Marchio (USA), aged 14
People and Space: Winner

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Moon Silhouettes by Mark Gee (Australia)
People and Space: Runner-Up

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Hi. Hello. By Ben Canales (USA)
Robotic Scope: Winner

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The Trapezium Cluster and Surrounding Nebulae by László Francsics (Hungary)
The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer: Winner

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Venus Transit, Foxhunter’s Grave, Welsh Highlands by Sam Cornwell (UK)


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