The Russians were the winners of the contest of astronomical photos
The jury of the largest international competition of astrophotography Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year in mid-September announced the winners.
Best astrophotographs year was Artem Mironov. His the dust clouds in the nebula Ro recognized the best in nomination “Stars and nebula”.
In the category “People and space” the jury awarded a victory to a picture of Yuri Star.
The winner of the “Our Sun”
Alexander HART from the UK filmed the transit of mercury may 9, 2016. It lasted 7.5 hours, which made it the longest in the last 100 years.
First place in the nomination “the Polar lights”
The picture was taken on the Cape Stokksnes in Iceland.
First place in the nomination “the Planets, comets and asteroids”
Briton Roger Hutchinson captured phase “Evolution of Venus”.
First place in the nomination “the Heavenly scenery”
First place in the category “Galaxy”
First place in the nomination “Our Moon”
Special prize: Award by sir Patrick Moore for best newcomer
First place in the nomination “Young astrophotographer of the year”
13-year-old Olivia Williamson made his winning shot while traveling with his father in the UAE.
Greenwich Royal Observatory is home to the biggest international competition of astrophotographs together with Insight Investment and BBC magazine Sky at Night Magazine for 9 years. This year the organizers have received more than 3,800 images from 91 countries. The main prize — 10 thousand pounds.
The winners this year from September 16, exhibited at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London.