Austrian photographer Gerald Rhemann was named the 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. He captured this image of Comet Leonard in Namibia on Christmas Day 2021. The image shows the comet's gas tail being disconnected and carried away by the solar wind.
Young Photography Winner
Yang Hanwen and Zhou Zezhen, two 14-year-old boys from China, shared the 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award for their collaboration on Andromeda Galaxy: The Neighbor, which reveals the vibrant colors of the nearby galaxy.
Solar Wind Power
This photo, one of the finalists in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, shows a auroral corona behind a wind turbine and was taken in northern Finland.
Marvel at the Northern Lights shining over the Icelandic mountain Vestrahorn.
An Icelandic Saga
Photographer Carl Gallagher captured this image of the Aurora Borealis over the wreck of the Gardur in Iceland. The photographer was on a nine-day road trip.
The Northern Lights are seen reflected in a lake in Alberta, Canada.
This photo shows Messier 78, a reflection nebula near Orion.
The Mingantu Astronomical Observatory in Inner Mongolia is shown silhouetted against the night sky.
Arp 271: Cosmic Collision
NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are two spiral galaxies known collectively as Arp 271.
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy was first observed on Feb. 23, 1752, and this finalist photo was taken exactly 270 years later.
Interacting Galaxies in Eridanus
This pair of interacting galaxies are located in the southern constellation of Eridanus, which means "The River."
The photographer created a photo montage of Earth using images from the Suomi NPP satellite.
This image depicts the busy surface and coronal activity of the sun.
This lunar surface contains hidden colors within the soil, caused by different minerals. Here, the colors have been enhanced and inverted.
Above the Lunar South Pole
This composite of images of the lunar south pole was created on two different dates.
Fly Over the South Pole
Here, you can see the craters and mountains at the lunar south pole.
Clouds of Hydrogen Gas
Clouds of hydrogen gas give way as the magnetic field lines of the sun snap and clash together.
Partial Eclipse of the Sun in H-alpha
A partial eclipse of the sun as seen from the Veneto region of Italy.
The photographer selectively filtered out all wavelengths of light except a narrow red band (known as the H-alphaline) to reveal an active region of change of the sun.
Saturn and its Moons
Saturn's moons are distributed almost symmetrically around the planet, balancing the composition of this photograph.
The Jovian Family
Jupiter is shown with three of its largest moons.
Equinox Moon and Glastonbury Tor
This finalist captures people enjoying the full harvest moon rising behind Glastonbury Tor in the UK.
The Starry Sky Over the World's Highest National Highway
National Highway 219, the highest national highway in the world, snakes through the foreground. The photo was taken in Shannan, Tibet, China.
Moonrise Over Los Angeles
This finalist photo highlights the moon high above the mountains and iconic skyline of Los Angeles.
Rverside of Funakawa in Spring
Breathtaking cherry trees line the Funakawa River in Japan, while only a little moonlight breaks through the sky.
Stacks and Stones
The Milky Way pierces through the night sky above stacked stones on the beach at St. Agnes in the Isles of Scilly in the UK.
Ladder to the Stars
This photo is actually a stacked shot of 15 exposures, taken at Shiroka Polyana Dam in Bulgaria.
The Milky Way is shown above the southern Oregon coast.
The Milky Way rises above the research pier of the Marine Research Institute in Japan.
Crossing the Madison
The Milky Way is shown over the Three Dollar Bridge in Montana.
Circles and Curves
Stars circle around Polaris in this stack of 33 four-minute exposures.
The Milky Way mirrors the water at the nature reserve at Chidiya Tapu in India's Andaman Islands.
The Crescent Nebula
A deep view of the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus.
The Rolling Waves of Vela
This image, taken from Australia, captures a region on the edge of the constellation Vela.
Suburbs of Carina Nebula
The main object in this image is a nebula cataloged as RCW 53c and seldom captured by photographers.
A Little Devil Riding on the Head of a Dragon
This image shows the nebula IC 1848 and its core, IC 1871.
Pickering's Triangle in Light-Polluted City
Growing light pollution in cities is one of the major challenges faced by astrophotographers. Zezhen Zhou used narrow bandpass filters to capture this image of NGC 6979 (Pickering's Triangle) in Shaoxing, China.