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Third Annual Photo Contest Winners

The year’s best shots, from astronomy to military aviation.

The "Readers' Choice Category Winner" for the 3rd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest. (Mike Busch)
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Our judges had their work cut out for them again this year. We received nearly 900 photographs from all over the world, showcasing aerospace in everything from the exotic one-off Perlan glider to the ubiquitous Cessna 152; from enthusiastic airshow crowds to the star-filled night sky. Thank you to all who submitted photographs and to all who voted in our online Readers’ Choice poll. After a tough selection process, we present the winners in our five categories (Military, Civilian, Astronomy, People & Planes, and Readers’ Choice). Keep your cameras at the ready: Our Fourth Annual Photo Contest will kick off in August, so visit an aerospace museum, attend an airshow, or just keep your eyes to the sky, and send us your best shots.

Astronomy | Category Winner

Don Taylor (Outside Houston, Texas)  |  January 2015. “To most of the public, this comet looks like the comet they imagine when they think about comets, with its bright nucleus and its long wispy tail. However, this was probably one of the hardest comets to image.”

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