Clearly it's been another incredible year for astrophotography, as the judges at this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year had to pick from more than 3,800 pictures to pick one winner. Artem Mironov's photograph of the Rho Ophiuchi Clouds bagged this year's £10,000 prize but was not alone in picking up awards.

Check out the rest of the best pictures from the IAPY2017 competition and head down the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre from 17 September 2016 until 28 June 2017 and see them printed in all their glory for free. Visit their website for more details.

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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015


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