The top photography award for this year was won by a picture of a massive plasma arc adjacent to the Andromeda Galaxy.
The unexpected finding was taken by a group of amateur astronomers led by Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner, and Yann Sainty.
Currently, researchers are looking into the massive gas cloud that was just found.
It might be the biggest structure of its kind in the neighboring universe.
László Francsics, an astrophotographer and judge, remarked that the shot was both spectacular and priceless.
It not only presents Andromeda in a novel way, but also improves astrophotography, according to him.
Two 14-year-old boys from China received the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year award from the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London, which also sponsors the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
The Running Chicken Nebula, also known as IC 2944, is a 6,000 light-year-distance object in the constellation of Centaurus that was photographed by Runwei Xu and Binyu Wang.
It is possible to see the star cluster Collinder 249 embedded in the bright gas of the nebula.
The judge and astronomer Yuri Beletsky called it a breathtakingly lovely image.
The star cluster that is embedded in the nebula as well as its bright colors have been captured by the photographers.
Younger than-16-year-olds are eligible for the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year prize.
More than 4,000 submissions from around the world were reviewed by the judges.
The pictures will be on display starting on Saturday at an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in London.
View more of the honorable mentions and winning photos here:
The Northern Lights are depicted in this photograph by Andreas Ettl on the Norwegian Lofoten Islands.
Hustinden, the mountain in the distance, looks to be completely encircled by the aurora.
On December 8, 2022, Ethan Chappel photographed an occultation of Mars when he was in Cibolo, Texas, in the United States.
The Moon passed in front of Mars during the occultation, allowing the photographer to take a picture of both celestial bodies at once.
Impressive detail is shown in the image of Mars behind the southern face of the Moon.
The Wolf Nebula, also known as the Fenrir Nebula, is depicted in this photograph, which was captured from Canberra, Australia.
James Baguley, the photographer, decided against adding stars in order to focus on the stunning crimson background, which is actually a dense layer of hydrogen gas.
This photograph of the Sun was taken by Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau in Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina.
It displays a sizable filament that looks like a question mark. Plasma arcs in the Sun’s atmosphere are given shape by magnetic fields and are known as solar filaments. The image is a two-panel mosaic.
Sprites are a very uncommon type of atmospheric luminescence that resembles pyrotechnics in appearance.
From the highest ridge of the Himalayan mountains in Lake Puma Yumco, Tibet, Angel An took this picture.
Marcel Dreschsler’s photo was another one of the judges’ favorites. The image adds another intriguing finding to the winning ones by capturing a previously undiscovered cosmic nebula with two stars enclosed in a single envelope.
One of the world’s most dangerous coastlines, Namibia’s Atlantic-facing coast’s most northern section is known as the Skeleton Coast.
Zeila, the ship in this photograph, was abandoned on August 25, 2008, and is still in good condition.
Vikas Chander captured the shot, which reveals the beautiful hues of many star kinds in the sky above the wreck.
Marco Lorenzi photographed Jupiter from Singapore 30 minutes after it crossed the meridian.
It is easy to see the Great Red Spot and numerous other aspects of the turbulent atmosphere, which is mostly made of hydrogen and helium gas.
Several deep sky structures can be found in the Sh2-132 complex, which is located close to the boundary between the Cepheus and Lacerta constellations.
The image by Aaron Wilhelm contains 70 hours of data, and the complex interaction of all the gasses shows something new with each viewing.
John White visually depicted the sound of the black hole at the center of the Perseus Galaxy using audio source data from NASA’s Chandra Sonification Project (Nasa Chandra X-Ray Observatory, May 2022).
White hooked a petri dish with a blacked-out bottom and around 3mm (0.11in) of water to a speaker that was used to play the audio.
White played with the sounds and loudness to examine the many patterns created in the liquid while using a macro lens and halo light in a dark environment.