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Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual competition featuring the world’s greatest space photography. Photographers from across the globe compete to take home the prestigious title.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 is now on show at the National Maritime Museum, featuring over 100 photographs, displayed at their best on brilliant lightbox displays. Genesis is proud to continue our involvement in this amazing showcase, producing Duratrans prints.

Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner and Yann Sainty have together been named the overall winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 for their mysterious deep space photograph, Andromeda, Unexpected.

Andromeda, Unexpected by Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner and Yann Sainty

As well as the overall winner, there were 11 different category prizes up for grabs, from glittering galaxies and shimmering aurorae to out-of-this-world skyscapes:

Skyscapes winner: Grand Cosmic Fireworks by Angel An
Our Sun winner: A Sun Question by Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau
Our Moon winner: Mars-Set by Ethan Chappel
Aurorae winner: Brushstroke by Monika Deviat
Planets, Comets and Asteroids winner: Suspended in a Sunbeam by Tom Williams
People and Space winner: Zeila by Vikas Chander
Stars and Nebulae winner: New Class of Galactic Nebulae Around the Star YY Hya by Marcel Drechsler
Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer: Sh2-132: Blinded by the Light by Aaron Wilhelm
Young winner: The Running Chicken Nebula by Runwei Xu and Binyu Wang
Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation: Black Echo by John White