the astronomy photographer of the year group is in full swing at flickr. this fantastic collection of photos is being sponsored by the royal observatory, greenwich and i'm please to say that they've asked me to be the first astronomer to choose an astronomer's gallery for the 2010 competition.
my gallery is called april apparitions, which felt appropriate for the theme because the images that struck me among the vast collection seemed to have almost dream-like appearances and lovely subtleties. here are some hints of the collection, but head to this link to see the full-size photos and my commentary on each image.
there are some really gorgeous shots in the full gallery. don't be shy... upload your own images!