Dazzling images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist ...

ALLISON JOHNSON, DPREVIEW:

"The Royal Museums Greenwich has announced the shortlist for its eighth annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. More than 4500 entries were received from over 80 countries; winners will be announced on September 15, with winning images going into a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory. One overall winner will walk away with £10,000, and runners-up will take home £500 each."

Take a look at some of the photo entries, from here.