Stunning Astronomical Photographs Take Centre Stage In Competition Shortlist
August 4, 2017 - Supermoon
Ignite a Lights © Nicolas Alexander Otto
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of a Year 2017 foe has announced a preference of shortlisted entries and a images are, utterly literally, out of this world.
Shortlisted images from this year’s entrants embody a pretentious steer of a Super Moon educational a night sky as it sets behind a Marmarole, in a heart of a Dolomites in Italy, nature’s answer to a overwhelming firework arrangement as a Northern Lights dance above a rainbow expel in a waters of a gulf in Trømso, Norway and a sharpened star flashes opposite a sky over Portland, Dorset, as Jupiter looks on.
Super Moon © Giorgia Hofer
The competition, that is run by a Royal Observatory Greenwich in organisation with Insight Investment and BBC Sky during Night Magazine, perceived over 3800 fantastic entries from eager amateurs and veteran photographers, taken from 91 countries opposite a globe. Plus, this year’s foe is a initial time that images of Uranus and asteroids have ever been submitted to a judges.
Beautiful Trømso © Derek Burdeny
Photographers have also prisoner sights from opposite a Solar System, universe and a wider universe; from a apart ice hulk Uranus, a seventh farthest world from a Sun, some 2.6 billion kilometres (at a closest) divided from a possess planet, to a tighten confront of Near Earth Asteroid 164121 (2003 YT1) darting past a Earth on 31 Oct 2016 during a stretch of 3 million miles shown as a detailed negative.
A Battle We Are Losing © Haitong Yu
The winners of a competition’s 9 categories and dual special prizes will be announced on Thursday 14 Sep during a special endowment rite during a Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be displayed in a giveaway of assign muster during a Observatory’s Astronomy Centre from Saturday 16 September. Winners and shortlisted entries will also be published in a competition’s central book, accessible on 2 Nov from bookstores and online. The awards rite can be followed live on Twitter #astrophoto2017.
For some-more information, and to see a full shortlist, revisit the Insight Astronomy Photographer of a Year 2017 website.
Shooting Star and Jupiter © Rob Bowes
Fall Milk © Brandon Yoshizawa
Moon Rise Reflections © Joshua Wood
The Lost Hour © Andrew Whyte
The Blue Hour © Tommy Eliassen