Calling all astrophotographers!

Today the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Sky at Night Magazine, launched the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. This year, as well as the main judging categories, there’s a new special prize for the Robotic Scope Image of the Year. It’s aimed at astroimagers who use remote scopes, over the Internet, to capture their data before processing it.

I’m on the judging panel once again this year and, as before, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the world’s top astrophotographers have got in store for us. So, whether you use a remote observatory or your own kit, photograph meteors or the Moon, if you’ve taken an amazing astronomical shot recently make sure you enter it into the competition!

Logo credit: National Maritime Museum/The Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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