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Stunning Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Winning Images Announced

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 winners have been announced, asn as usual, the images are jaw-dropping.

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Into the Shadow

'Into the Shadow' by Lazslo Francsics

A Hungarian photographer has won the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award.

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Lazslo Francsics' image is titled 'Into the Shadow'. Taken in Budapest, Hungary, the photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on January 21 2019. Competition judge Ed Robinson said:

"For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this event with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful. The colours of our atmosphere projected onto the Moon’s disc during the eclipse are not only artistically pleasing but also offer an understanding of such events that can reveal aspects of our own, thin, yet essential part of our atmosphere. In a year that celebrates 50 years since the first lunar landings it is fitting that this year’s overall winning image captures such a dynamic and captivating view of our Moon. A worthy winner indeed".

Stellar Flower

'Stellar Flower' by 11-year-old Davy van der Hoeven (Netherlands) Young Astrophotographer of the Year winner 

 

Judge Oana Sandu from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) added: "The original composition, the quality of the shots themselves, the chromatic and visual impact, all make for a photograph that will catch the viewer's eye and interest."

 

Ben, Floyd and the core

'Ben, Floyd & The Core' by Ben Bush (UK), People & Space category winner 

 

Winning images from other categories and special prizes include a remarkable panorama taken from the top of the mountain Offersøykammen, showcasing the Aurora Borealis over the Lofoten Islands in Norway, by Nicolai Brügger (Germany); an atmospheric image depicting the photographer, Ben Bush (UK), with his dog Floyd surrounded by Mars, Saturn and the galactic core of the Milky Way galaxy; and an extraordinary sequence of images of Mars, that follows the progress of the great global dust storm, by Andy Casely (Australia). In the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year category, 11-year-old Davy van der Hoeven (Netherlands) is taking home the top prize for his remarkable deep-sky image of the Rosette Nebula, a mesmerising flower-shaped nebula, located in the constellation Monoceros, that lies 5,000 light-years from Earth. 

 

The Watcher

'The Watcher' by Nicolai Brugger (Germany), Aurorae category winner

 

See the images for yourself

These exceptional photographs – winners, runners-up or highly commended – are showcased alongside a remarkable selection of 68 shortlisted images, in the major special exhibition Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, opening to the public from 13 September 2019. 

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