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Milky Way over a Bavarian mountain, the Southern Lights as seen from Tasmania and the Horsehead Nebula: Incredible images shortlisted for the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of The Year

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 17: Incredible images from 2019's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition show the Milky Way above a Bavarian mountain and the Southern Lights as seen from Tasmania. The eighth edition of the contest, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in south east London, saw 4,600 hopefuls - both amateur and professional - submit their best snaps of the sky at night as seen from 90 countries. Shortlisted pictures include an Aurora shaped like a bird spreading its wings and flying over a destroyed military hydroelectric station in Murmansk, Russia, and the remarkable Horsehead Nebula. Scroll through to see more amazing, mind-bending images...

Incredible images from 2019's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition show the Milky Way above a Bavarian mountain and the Southern Lights as seen from Tasmania. The eighth edition of the contest, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in south east London, saw 4,600 hopefuls - both amateur and professional - submit their best snaps of the sky at night as seen from 90 countries. Shortlisted pictures include an Aurora shaped like a bird spreading its wings and flying over a destroyed military hydroelectric station in Murmansk, Russia, and the remarkable Horsehead Nebula. Scroll through to see more amazing, mind-bending images...

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