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15 Amazing Pictures That Won Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards

VIRALPRIME.COM – The Royal Observatory Greenwich announced the winners for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition. From landscape shots of skies with brightly coloured gas and dust to deep space star clusters, this year’s winners present a spectacular selection of amazing pictures from space. Here are 11 amazing pictures from winners of this year Astronomy Photographer.

Earth and Space category

1. “Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon”, by James Woodend, UK (winner and overall winner)

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2. “Venus-Lunar Occultation”, by O Chul Kwon, South Korea

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3. “Moon Balloon”, Patrick Cullis, USA

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4. “Wind Farm Star Trailsbula” by Matt James, Australia

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5. “Totality From Above The Clouds” by Catalin Beldea, Romania

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Deep Space category

6. “The Horsehead Nebula” by Bill Snyder

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7. “At the Feet of Orion (NGC 1999) – Full Field”, by Marco Lorenzi

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8. “California vs Pleiades”, by Rogelio Bernal Andreo, USA.

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9. “The Helix Nebula”, by David Fitz-Henry, Australia

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10. “Veil Nebula Detail”, by J.P. Metsävainio, Finland

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Solar System category

11. “Ripples in a Pond”, Alexandra Hart, UK (winner)

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12. “Calcium K Eruption”, by Stephen Ramsden, USA

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People and Space category

13. “Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2”, by Eugen Kamenew, Germany (winner)

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14. “Lost Souls”, by Julie Fletcher, Australia

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Sir Patrick Moore Prize for best newcomer winner

15. “Coastal Stairways”, by Chris Murphy, New Zealand

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