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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

Winning image for our Moon category.

Winning image for our Moon category.
The image: Ellen Pillu (France)

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.

Liquid incense

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.

Technology gel

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.

Cosmic inferno


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Winner of the Stars and Nebula category.

Winner of the Stars and Nebula category.
The image: Peter Ward (Australia)

A unique false color view of NGC 3576, In which stars have been removed from this nebula by photographer Peter Ward. The aim of the exercise was to simulate images of Australian wildfires in 2019 and 2020.

Four planets and the moon

Winner of youth competition category.

Winner of youth competition category.
The image: Alice Fock Hang (Reunion)

At the age of 11, Alice Falk Hang won the top prize in the Young Competition category. His stunning photo shows the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and several major stars above the Indian Ocean, including Alpha Centauri on the left and Antares in front of the Milky Way galaxy.


A remarkable scene from the California Nebula or NGC 1499, in which photographer Bens Toth attempted to preserve to the greatest extent possible the original colors of this star-forming region.

NGC 3628- with 300,000 lightsyear-Long ask

It took photographer Mark Hanson five years to create this stunning image of the Galaxy NGC 3628, achieving the highest exposure in 2019. The purpose and primary challenge of this mosaic image was to show the giant tail of a galaxy measuring 300,000 light-years. In length.

AZURE Vapor Tracer

It is not an alien invasion, but it is also not a completely natural phenomenon. This sight, drawn by Yang Suti in Arctic Norway, captures the bright remains of the Oronal Zone Upping Rocket Experiment (Azure), in which rockets launched from the Endoya Space Center scatter gas trailers to check for winds in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. -Bitten.

All winning entries will be displayed at the National Maritime Museum starting on October 23, 2020.