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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 nominations – in pictures

This year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year received a record number of entries from amateurs and professional photographers around the globe
Nick Goodey
Nick Goodey • 2 years ago

The Elephant's Trunk in the constellation of Cepheus. Photograph: Bill Snyder/Royal Observatory

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