The 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, an international competition presented by Sky at Night Magazine and the Royal Observatory Greenwich, has recently collected over 1,200 entries via their Flickr group. The competition features the work of amateur and professional photographers alike, all sharing the love of the celestial wonders above us. 

So time to sit back, relax, and scroll through some of the starry wonders around the globe, captured at your convenience. The winners of the competition will be published in a photo book and will also have their photographs available for purchase come September 19, 2013. Stay tuned.

[via Mymodernmet]