Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The International Space Station appears to pierce a path across the radiant, concentric star trails seemingly spinning over the silhouettes of the trees in Harrogate, South Australia. Highly Commended in the "Young Astronomy Photographer" category. Image: Scott Carnie-Bronca
The International Space Station appears to pierce a path across the radiant, concentric star trails seemingly spinning over the silhouettes of the trees in Harrogate, South Australia. Highly Commended in the “Young Astronomy Photographer” category. Image: Scott Carnie-Bronca

View the spectacular images by the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners for each category, the Young Competition, as well as our Robotic Scope prize and Sir Patrick Moore for Best Newcomer prize winners. These pictures capture all manner of celestial spectacles: moons, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and some of the great astronomical events of the last year.

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