Escape the Earth with the winning images from the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

The prestigious Insight Investment Astronomy photographer of the year competition has announced the winning photos of its 2020 contest. From galaxies and star-forming nebulae to planets, ur roras and annoying satellite trails, these photos remind us that the earth is a strange one. Spec In the vastness of space.

This is the 12th The photo contest, organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine and Insight Investment. For this year’s contest, the judges had to hide the hole and collect 5,000,000 entries. Six continents.

A stunning picture of the Andromeda Galaxy by French photographer Nicolas Lefaudux (pictured above) won him an overall top prize of 10,000 10,000 (12 12,860). The composition of Lefaudux makes it seem as if the Andromeda Galaxy – the closest galaxy to our own – is its length, even if it is 2 Million light years away. The photographer has created this tilt-shift effect by 3D-printing that captures the camera at a key angle, while the blur effect is created by defocusing the outer edge of the photo.

Green Lady

The Northern Lights was captured in Norway by German photographer Nicholas Rommelt. Reveals the hidden figure in green, blue and pink.

Tyco crater region with colors

Winning Image for Our Moon Category.

Winning Image for Our Moon Category.
Image: Alain Paylo (France)

This vivid combined photo taken by Ellen Pelou reveals the hidden colors of the Tycho Crater on the moon. The colors of the earth, though foolish to the naked eye, are produced by the metallic oxide inside the small glass cut on the surface of the moon. Blue areas are rich in titanium oxide, while red areas are rich in iron oxide.

Liquid Sunshine

This very detailed view of the Sun’s surface, seen during its solar minimum, was captured by the U.S.That Photographer Alexandra Hart. Each convection cell seen in the photo is measured around 600 miles (1000 km).

Prison of technology

This image, captured by Raphael Schmal, is a perfect one – though unfortunate that it is an example of how satellites make it increasingly difficult for photographers. And Astronomers To see a blocked sky. Here, Albiro sits a double star Behind a set of satellite trails, which appear to be long-Exposure photographs.

The Sky Painting

Polar Night as seen by photographer Thomas Cast in Finnish Lapland. This sounds like an unreal skyscraper Like something outside of a monet painting, but the dramatic effect is produced by the polar relic clouds. Ironically, the cast was actually photographing in the night sky when this incredible scene suddenly appeared.

The space between us

Polish photographer Asukasz Sujka broke this unusual close arrangement of Jupiter and the Moon on October 31, 2019. Suzka said she wanted to show “the huge emptiness and the size of the space, so there’s not much between the two. “The main parts of the image,” he said in a statement.

Cosmic inferno

Winner of Stars and Nebula category.

Winner of Stars and Nebula category.
Image: Peter Ward (Australia)

A unique false color view of NGC 3576, The stars have been removed from the nebula by photographer Peter Ward. The point of this exercise is to simulate images taken of Australian Australian Wildfires in 2019 and 2020.

Four planets and the moon

Winner of Young Competition category.

Winner of Young Competition category.
Image: Alice Folk Hang (Reunion)

11-year-old Alice Folk Hang won the top prize in the Young Competition category. Her stunning photos show the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and many of the leading stars above the Indian Ocean, with Alpha Centauri parked on the far left and Entres in front of the galaxy.


A remarkable view of the California Nebula, or NGC 1499, in which photographer Benz Tooth strives to preserve the original colors of this star-forming region as much as possible.

NGC 3628 with 300,000 lightsYear-Long tail

It took photographer Mark Hanson five years to create this stunning image of the Galaxy NGC3628, with most of the exposure acquired in 2019. The purpose and primary challenge of this mosaic image was to show the giant tail of the galaxy, which measures 300,000 light-years in steps. Length.

Azure steam tracers

This is not an alien invasion, but it is not a natural phenomenon. The sight, photographed by Yang Suti in Arctic Norway, captures the brightest remnants of the oral roll zone uplifting rocket experiment (AZUR), in which rockets launched from the Andaman Space Center disperse gas tracers to detect wind in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

All winning entries will be on display at the National Maritime Museum starting October 23, 2020.