These photos are just space

These photos are just space

Royal museums Greenwich has published shorts-sheet of participants of competition of astrophotography Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The winner will receive £ 10,000 (about 824 thousand). If you astrophotographer, take the competition to the note, if not — just enjoy.

Peter ward: “the Brightness of the solar corona (the outer atmosphere of the Sun — approx. ed.) hides the details of the moon in a man’s eye during a total solar Eclipse. But, applying multiple digital exposure, in this case from two seconds up to 1/2000 th of a second, you can probably find more. While images of eXtreme High Dynamic Range (XHDR — working with image and video — approx. ed.) show not only a brilliant solar corona, but the newest of new moons (new moon — moon phase in which it is aligned with the Sun relative to the Earth — approx. ed.) which here are illuminated by sunlight reflected from the Earth.”

Mark Hanson, Warren Kelly, etc.: “These nebulae in Corona Australis (the southern crown — approx. ed.) to demonstrate characteristic blue color created by the light of hot stars reflected by cosmic dust based on silica”.

Mikhail Zavialov: “Company of three, we drove 2000 miles to photograph the Northern lights. We went from the city of Yaroslavl in Russia in Teriberka on the coast of the Barents sea beyond the Arctic circle. During the four days we were not lucky with the weather, it was snowing heavily, and the sea rolled heavy clouds”.

But finally, the sky cleared, and in the evening we saw what walked a long way! The Northern lights appeared in all its glory, gently curving at the starry night sky.

Mario: “the Nebula of the witch Head was at the top of my list astrophoto. Two nights under the dark Namibian sky gave me a chance to take this picture in ideal conditions”.

This is a very weak molecular cloud illuminated by Rigel, which, not counting the Sun, is the seventh on the brightness of a star in the sky and the brightest star in the constellation Orion.

Lukasz Suica: “This image represents an active area AR2665 in the Sun, which was one of the largest active regions in 2017″.

Nicholas Lefto: “the Full Moon is mostly solid, but when there is high contrast, raised shadows, we see an unusual sight: a lunar color! I tried in the past to do this way, just by increasing saturation, because of which the Moon has become unsightly and psychedelic. This time I used similar algorithms to those which I developed for a solar Eclipse. It turned the Full moon into a beautiful Christmas tree with a great variety of shades and colors. I was surprised to see that some craters are blue and the other orange.”

Michael Bitter: “the Conditions to shoot the Aurora that night were not the best because of the bright moon- but I took a chance and came home with this amazing picture. Order today to get a perfect photograph of the Aurora Borealis (polar lights — approx. edition), you need an interesting environment. A small pool with stones became the perfect foreground, and the natural leading line in the composition. A great night under the Aurora!”.

Carlos Toranzo: “We drove for 24 hours like burn to reach their destination before the night was predicted clear sky. When they reached the hut with a pleasant dinner, we stood on a rock and waited for the night. Unfortunately, the sky was cloudy. But we were being optimistic and knowing that all our efforts will be rewarded, and eventually the clouds disappeared, and the magic happens: over the mountains was a beautiful milky Way! It was amazing to stand together, enjoying a magnificent sight, a real dream.”

Chaz, Hughes: “this photo shows the milky way rising over one of the oldest trees on Earth in Ancient pine forest Bristlecone located in the White mountains of California. The sky was incredibly dark, and it was evident that a thunderstorm is approaching. I have only had time for one picture of the sky. I was able to light the tree and reveal the incredible detail that these old pines have in their structure”.

Miguel Borella and Luis Ventura: the Orion Nebula also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976, is a diffuse nebula situated in the milky way South of Orion’s belt in the constellation Orion. This is one of the brightest nebulae and visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1270 light-years and is the closest region of massive stars on Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated at 24 light-years away and has a mass approximately 2000 times greater than that of the Sun. This image is the result of the efforts of two astrophotographs Miguel ángel garcía Borrella and Luis Romero Ventura, who chose the overall goal of the field of Orion (one of the most beautiful regions of our night sky) using a variety of equipment from their observatories, which are located hundreds of kilometers away from each other.

Jake Mosher: “In this image, dry juniper tree in the Northern Rocky mountains of Montana in early winter. I noticed this tree a couple of years ago and told myself that I need to go back and take a picture. To make sure that my Polaris (camera — approx. ed.) is in the right place, it took a few test shots with long exposures, but in the end, so I never could.”

Jinpen Lou: “After a long trip we finally reached the final point of our journey, chasing the summer milky Way. Our path is naturally stopped in the harsh landscapes of the National Park of the Badlands. This image is a panorama of 6 pictures: three for heaven and three for the foreground. Everything was done consistently using the same equipment and the same exposure settings from a single location over a short period of time.”

Tom O’donoghue and Olii Penis: “IC342 in Camelopardalis constellation, also known as the hidden galaxy. Despite the fact that she is one of the largest galaxies visible in the Northern hemisphere, it is difficult to see beyond the stars and dust as it lies in the plane of the milky Way”.