‘Geyser’ aurora and mic cosmic bat ‘nebula selected for astronomy photo award
July 15, 2020ScienceComments Off on ‘Geyser’ aurora and mic cosmic bat ‘nebula selected for astronomy photo award
Glowing Arctic Lights sweep across the dark Icelandic sky; Colorful puffs of dust and gas form a spectral ballati shape in a distant nebula; Craters on the lunar surface Yavan and Gap, their rocky textures were captured in stunning detail.
These and other notable ideas of cosmic events were shortlisted by the judges Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 The competition was announced on Monday (13 July) by the organizers, along with the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London.
Amateur and professional space photographers from around 70 countries submitted more than 5,200 entries to this year’s competition, the largest international competition of its kind, the delegates announced in a statement.
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Shortlisting photos show the active area on the surface of the sun; After stellar explosions; Star trails on a desert landscape; And peek from behind the face standing in front of the small Saturn Our moon, to name just a few.
From the shortlisted photo, the judges will select an overall winner. Prizes will also be awarded for top photographs in nine categories: Aurora; People and Space; Our sun; Our moon; Planets, comets and asteroids; Stars and Nebula; Galaxies; And Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year, photographers age 16 and younger.
A special award, the Sir Patrick Moore Award for Best Newcomer, honors astronomers who have been shooting photographs of space for less than a year. Another special award, the Annie Mander Prize for Image Innovation, recognizes outstanding image formation using telescope data that is publicly available.
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“Astronomy is one of the most accessible sciences, and everyone has looked at the night sky at one time or another and wondered what is in the universe,” Judge and Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer Emily Drabik-Mander said in the statement. “.” Astrophotography bridges the gap between art and science, highlighting the natural beauty of our universe. “
According to the statement, the winners of the competition will be announced on 10 September and those photos will be displayed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.