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In it’s eighth year, the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year has received a record number of more than 4,500 entries coming from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers alike and from over 80 countries across the globe. Here’s the shortlisted entries.

Insight Astronomy Photographer of The Year is run by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, UK, and the winners will be announced on September 15, 2016.

Above the World by Lee Cook (UK).

Above the World by Lee Cook (UK).

Alone by Lee Cook (UK)

Alone by Lee Cook (UK)

Antarctic Space Station by Richard Inman (UK)

Antarctic Space Station by Richard Inman (UK)

Celestial Veil by Yuyun Wang (Singapore)

Celestial Veil by Yuyun Wang (Singapore)

Crystal Brilliance by Tommy Richardsen (Norway)

Crystal Brilliance by Tommy Richardsen (Norway)

Flash Point by Brad Goldpaint (USA)

Flash Point by Brad Goldpaint (USA)

Frozen Giant by Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

Frozen Giant by Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

Huge Filaprom by Gabriel Octavian Corban (Romania)

Huge Filaprom by Gabriel Octavian Corban (Romania)

Just Missed the Bullseye by Scott Carnie-Bronca (Australia)

Just Missed the Bullseye by Scott Carnie-Bronca (Australia)

King of the Planets by Damian Peach (UK)

King of the Planets by Damian Peach (UK)

M8 - Lagoon Nebula by Ivan Eder (Hungary)

M8 – Lagoon Nebula by Ivan Eder (Hungary)

Moon Reflection by Rafael Defavari (Brazil)

Moon Reflection by Rafael Defavari (Brazil)

Painted Hills by Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

Painted Hills by Nicholas Roemmelt (Germany)

Parallel Mountains by Sean Goebel (USA)

Parallel Mountains by Sean Goebel (USA)

Seven Magic Points by Rune Engebø (Norway)

Seven Magic Points by Rune Engebø (Norway)

The Disconnection Event by Michael Jäeger (Austria)

The Disconnection Event by Michael Jäeger (Austria)

Wall of Plasma © Eric Toops (USA)

Wall of Plasma © Eric Toops (USA)

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