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6 Intense Photos of the Night Sky That Will Leave You Breathless

Feast your eyes.

The central western region of Australia is home to some of the darkest skies in the southern hemisphere—making it every astronomer's dream come true. To capitalize on this unique, natural opportunity, the Central West Astronomical Society established Astrofest, in hopes to unite a niche group of people who can't get enough of the incomparable beauty of space.

Every year, astro-junkies from all over the world submit their best photographic works to the exhibit in hopes to win first place in one of the six categories. This year's winners were recently announced and the round up of photos are literally out of this world. Take a look for yourselves. 

Deep Sky


Credit: Peter Ward

Solar System 


Credit: Craig Semple

Night Scapes


Credit: Stephen Humpleby

Light Pollution: The Good and The Bad


Credit: Neill Creek

Animated Sequence 

Under Southern Skies from James Stone on Vimeo.

Overall Winner 


Credit: Troy Caswell


Faith Brar

Faith is an Editorial/Social Media Assistant at Meredith Corporation from Boston. Her work has appeared in Shape, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, More and others. When not writing, Faith can be seen pounding a bag of Jalapeno chips, online shopping, out on a run or binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix with her main squeeze.

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