The prestigious Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winning photographs of its 2020 competition. From galaxies and star-nebulae through planets, auroras and annoying satellite trails, these photos remind us that the Earth is a strange one Blur In the vastness of space.
It’s the 12th Conducting the photo contest, which is managed by Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with BBC Sky in Night Magazine and Insight Investments. For this year’s competition, judges had to do more work and 5,000 entries were collected. Six continents.
French photographer Nicolas Leafadex’s stunning photo of the Andromeda galaxy (pictured above) gave him the overall top prize of £ 10,000 ($ 12,860). From the creation of Lefudex it appears as if the Andromeda galaxy — our own nearest galaxy — is at arm’s length, even if it is 2 A million light years away. The photographer created this tilt-shift effect by 3D-printing in a part that held the camera at a prominent angle, while the blurring effect was created by defocusing the outer edges of the photo.
The green lady
Ye Northern Lights, detonated by German photographer Nicholas Roemmelt in Norway, explosion In green, blue and pink, it reveals a hidden figure.
Tyco Crater Region with Colors
This vivid composite photograph, taken by Ellen Pillu, reveals the hidden colors of the Tycho crater on the moon. Clay colors, although faint near the eye, are formed by metal oxides that are embedded within small balls of glass across the lunar surface. Blue areas are rich in titanium oxide, while red areas are high in iron oxide.
This incredibly detailed view of the Sun’s surface, seen during its solar minimum, was captured by YuK Photographer Alexandra Hart. Each of those convection cells is seen in the photo which is about 600 miles (1,000 km) across.
This image, captured by Rafael Schmoll, is a perfect – though unfortunate – example of how satellites are increasingly making it difficult for photographers And Astronomers To gaze at an unbroken sky. Here, Alberio sits double star On the back of a set of satellite trails, which appear to be taking longer –Display photos.
Photographing the sky
Polar night, as seen by photographer Thomas Cast in Finnish Lapland. It looks unreal skyscape Similar to the outside of a Monet painting, but the dramatic effect is produced by polar stratospheric clouds. Ironically, the cast was actually looking to clear the sky at night, when this incredible scene suddenly appeared.
Space between us
Polish photographer zukasz Sujka broke this unusually close combination of Jupiter and the Moon on October 31, 2019. Sujka said he wanted to “show the vast emptiness and the shape of the space, which is why there is a lot of ‘no’ between the two major parts of the image,” he said in a press release.