Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019

 

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Opening: January 15, 2019
Deadline: March 9, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: £2,500, valuable prizes

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Annually showcasing the best space photography from a global community astrophotographers.

Categories

  • Aurorae
  • Galaxies
  • Our Moon
  • Our Sun
  • People and Space
  • Planets, Comets and Asteroids
  • Robotic Scope
  • Skyscapes
  • Stars and Nebulae
  • Young Competition
  • Special Prizes

Website: www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory/insight-astronomy-photographer-year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 Winners

Transport the Soul, © Brad Goldpaint, People and Space and Overall Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Transport the Soul
© Brad Goldpaint
People and Space and Overall Winner

Nikon D810 camera, 14 mm f/4.0 lens, ISO 2500, 20-second exposure

 

Sun King, little King, and God of War, © Nicolas Lefaudeux, Our Sun Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Sun King, little King, and God of War
© Nicolas Lefaudeux
Our Sun Winner

Nikon D810 camera, AF S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens at 105 mm f/1.4, untracked tripod, ISO 64, multiple exposures of 0.3-second, 0.6-second and 1.3-second

 

NGC 3521 - Mysterious Galaxy, © Steven Mohr, Galaxies Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
NGC 3521 – Mysterious Galaxy
© Steven Mohr
Galaxies Winner

PlaneWave CDK 12.5 telescope, Astrodon Gen II LRGB, Baarder Hα lens at 2541 mm f/8, Astro Physics 900 mount, SBIG STXL-11000 camera, Luminance: 33 × 1200-second exposures Hα: 12 × 1200-second exposures RGB: 450 × 12–18-second exposures

 

Inverted colors of the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis, © Jordi Delpeix Borrell, Our Moon Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Inverted colors of the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis
© Jordi Delpeix Borrell
Our Moon Winner

Celestron C-14 telescope, Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro mount, ZWO ASI 224MC camera, 4200 mm f/12, multiple 20-millisecond exposures

 

Speeding on the Aurorae Lane, © Nicolas Lefaudeu, Aurorae Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Speeding on the Aurorae Lane
© Nicolas Lefaudeu
Aurorae Winner

Sony ILCE-7S2 camera, 20 mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 2000, 3.2-second exposure

 

Corona Australis Dust Complex, © Mario Cogo, Stars and Nebulae Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Corona Australis Dust Complex
© Mario Cogo
Stars and Nebulae Winner

Takahashi FSQ 106 ED telescope, Astro-Physics 1200 GTO mount, Canon EOS 6D Cooling CDS Mod camera, 530 mm f/5, ISO 1600, 6-hour total exposure

 

Circumpolar, © Ferenc Szémár, Skyscapes Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Circumpolar
© Ferenc Szémár
Skyscapes Winner

Minolta 80–200 f/2.8 telescope, tripod, Sony SLT-A99V camera, 135 mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 640, 50 × 300-second exposures

 

Two comets with the Pleiades, © Damian Peach, Robotic Scope Prize Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Two comets with the Pleiades
© Damian Peach
Robotic Scope Prize Winner

Takahashi FSQ106 telescope at 106 mm, Paramount ME mount, SBIG STL-11000M camera, 530 mm f/5 Exposure: LRGB: 30-minutes (each)

 

The Grace of Venus, © Martin Lewis, Planets, Comets and Asteroids Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Grace of Venus
© Martin Lewis
Planets, Comets and Asteroids Winner

Home-built 444 mm Dobsonian reflecting telescope, Astronomik 807nm IR filter, home-built equatorial tracking platform, ZWO ASI174MM camera, 12.4 m f/28, 6-millisecond frame time, 5.3-second total exposure

 

Galaxy Curtain Call, © Tianhong Li, The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Galaxy Curtain Call
© Tianhong Li
The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer Winner

NIKON D810A camera, 35 mm f/2 lens Sky: ISO 1250, 16 × 60-second exposures Ground: ISO 640, 4 × 120-second exposures

 

Great autumn morning, © Fabian Dalpiaz, Young Competition Winner, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Great autumn morning
© Fabian Dalpiaz
Young Competition Winner

Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, 50 mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 6400, 8-second exposure

 

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners

 

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