Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

32

Hungarian photographer László Francsics has gained the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s title of Perception Funding Astronomy Photographer of the Yr 2019 and the highest prize of £10,000 together with his jaw-dropping photograph of the 35 phases of January’s lunar eclipse. 

Fracsics’s picture astounded the judges, with decide Ed Robinson saying, “For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this even with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful. The colors 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.”

Learn extra: Finest lenses for astrophotography

Different successful photos embody a photograph of the Rosette Nebula, taken by Younger Astronomy Photographer of the Yr winner Davy dan der Hoeven. Aged simply 11, he constructed the tools required for the photograph together with his father and collectively they captured photos of the Rosette Nebula over three nights in November utilizing totally different filters. 

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Davy van der Hoeven, aged 11, captured this picture of the Rosette Nebula together with his father

(Picture credit score: Davy van der Hoeven)

The Perception Funding Astronomy Photographer of the Yr competitors is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in affiliation with Perception Funding and BBC Sky at Night time journal. In its eleventh 12 months, the competitors acquired a document variety of over 4,600 entries from 90 international locations world wide. 

The pictures from this years competitors, together with the winners, runners-up and extremely counseled of every class and 68 shortlisted images, will seem within the main particular exhibition ‘Perception Funding Astronomy Photographer of the Yr exhibition on the Nationwide Maritime Museum. This can open to the general public from 13 September. 

You may additionally be capable of buy the competitors’s official book by Collin’s for £25, accessible completely at Royal Museums Greenwich retailers and on-line from 13 September and on sale throughout all bookstores from 7 November. 

If you would like to throw your hat within the ring for the 2020 competitors, go to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s website for extra info. 

Within the meantime, uncover a collection of the successful photos under…

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

This picture of withered poplar bushes was taken within the Mongolian area of Ejina by Wang Zheng. It was taken on a Canon EOS 5D MkIV with a 20mm f/2 lens at ISO 6400 with a 10sec publicity.

(Picture credit score: Wang Zheng)

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

László Francsics captured the close to infrared colours of Saturn utilizing a mix of crimson and infrared planetary filters. He used a T1 ASA 1000mm Ritchey-Chretien reflecting telescope at f/16, Baader R, IR 685, IR 742, Alt-Azimuth fork mouth, ASI 174mm digicam, R-IR composite, a number of stacked publicity. 

(Picture credit score: László Francsics)

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

It is a deep imager of the peculiar, elliptical galaxy NGC 3923. The galaxy options myriad concentric shells because of previous mergers with different close by galaxies. Photographer Rolf Wahl Olsen captured this with a homebuilt 12.5″ Serrurier Truss Newtonian telescope at f/4, Losmandy G-11 mount, QSI 683wsg-Eight digicam, L-RGB composite, 41 hours 38 minutes complete publicity.

(Picture credit score: Rolf Wahl Olsen)

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

This photograph depicts the photographer Ben Bush and his canine Floyd, surrounded by Mars, Saturn and the galactic core of the Milky Method galaxy. This was shot with a Nikon D810, 24mm f/1.Four lens, ISO 4000, 10sec publicity. 

(Picture credit score: Ben Bush)

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Ignacio Diaz Bobillo captured this picture of two nebula complexes, far other than each other. It was captured with a Astro-Physics 167mm apochromatic refractor telescope at f/7.2, Astrodon SII, H-alpha and OIII 3mm filters, Astro-Physics 1100GTO mount, Apogee Atlas U16M cameras, narrowband, SII-Ha-OIII composite, 16-hour complete publicity.

(Picture credit score: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo)

Incredible lunar eclipse photo wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Nicholai Brügger hiked within the snow to the highest of the mountain Providesøykammen in Norway to seize the aurora over the Lofoten Islands. He used a Nikon D600 digicam with a 15mm f/2.Eight lens, ISO 2000 and 12 x 13sec exposures.

(Picture credit score: Nicolai Brügger)

Astrophotography instruments: one of the best gear for capturing the night time sky
Finest telephoto lenses for Nikon cameras in 2019: lenses for each price range
Finest Canon telephoto lenses in 2019: from price range zooms to professional lenses