Andre van der Hoeven

I'm André van der Hoeven, and I am an astrophotographer from the Netherlands. My images can be found regularly on numerous websites, including the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), and Universe Today and in magazines like Sky & Telescope and Sky at Night magazine. In 2012 I became second in the 'Hubble Hidden Treasures' competition and in 2013 and 2014 I was shortlisted for the 'Astronomy Photographer of the Year' Award of the Royal Observatory in Londen. Since I started with astrophotography five years ago I have spent long nights in the field imaging the beauties of the heavens, trying to grasp the infinity of it in all its splendour. Hours and hours of observing under the night skies has resulted in an extensive amount of images of objects like galaxies, star clusters and nebulae.