The world's most renowned and prestigious astronomy photography competition has announced its shortlist of potential winning photographers. Take a look at the images from 19 people in the running to be crowned Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014


Image: Father and Son Observe Comet PanSTARRS © Chris Cook


Orion Nebula © Anna Morris


A Giant’s Star Trail © Rob Oliver


The Great Orion Nebula © Gray Olson


NGC 6888 © Mark Hanson


Eclipse and Old Faithful © Robert Howell


Geminid Fireball © Patrick Cullis


Occultation of Jupiter © Sebastián Guillermaz


Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower over Mount Bromo © Justin Ng


Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower over Mount Bromo © Justin Ng


What the…! © Tommy Richardsen


Star Trails on the Beach © Sebastián Guillermaz


Creature © Ole Christian Salomonsen


The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion © Rolf Wahl Olsen


Celestial Dance © Claus Possberg


Cave With Aurora Skylight © Ingólfur Bjargmundsson


Centre of the Heart Nebula © Ivan Eder