During 2012, the sky has staged a series of astronomical theatrics to provide plenty of inspiration for your entry. Perhaps you were lucky enough to observe a solar eclipse, or even the transit of Venus. Maybe you snapped a meteor streaking through the sky, or perhaps you found beauty in the constellations this year. Images of galaxies and nebulae are also welcomed.
17/18 November: Leonids meteor shower - watch 'shooting stars' rain from the constellation of Leo this weekend as Earth bumps into debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
27 November: conjunction between Venus and the ringed planet Saturn - the two planets meet to within 1º before sunrise for European observers. With an unobstructed horizon, you may also glimpse Mercury.
28 November: penumbral lunar eclipse - watch the Moon enter Earth's faint outer shadow (beginning 12:14 GMT and ending 16:51 GMT)
3 December: Jupiter at opposition - the gas giant will be at its closest approach to Earth with its face fully illuminated by the Sun, providing ideal conditions to view and photograph the planet with its four Galilean moons.
Amateur photographers and astronomers from around the world are encouraged to participate.
Please include your name, contact email address, your geographical location, the date you took the image, the camera/telescope you used, and any imaging/processing details that you would like to share.
The image must have been taken in 2012 and only one entry per person, please.
Competition rules and regulations