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.”
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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.
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…
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