Recently a big event organised – The photo contest of Astronomy Photographer 2013 – Competition off astronomical photography, Which is organized by the Greenwich Royal Observatory (UK) for the fifth consecutive year. This year’s contest attracted more than 1,200 images submitted from 49 countries. We bring you the best of the contest, Just have a look….
1. 3rd place. The sequence of rings shows an annular eclipse. Photo by Jia Hao
2. 2nd mesto.Solnechnye spots the size of our Earth. Photo Alan Friedman
3. Winner. The solar corona. Photo by Man-To Hui
Nomination “deep space”
4. 3rd place. Galaxies M81 and M82 in the constellation Ursa Major. Photos by Ivan Ede
6. Bidder. Globular cluster Omega Centauri. It is located at a distance of 18,300 light-years far away from us. Photo by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
7. 2nd place. Colorful Rho Ophiuchi cloud – a binary star in the constellation Ophiuchus. The red supergiant Antares – one of the brightest stars in the night sky Photo by Tom O’Donoghu
8. Winner. These structures appear to be immutable and eternal in human terms, but their life is fleeting across the universe. Just a few thousand years the hard radiation from stars in this nebula, change the appearance of the structure beyond recognition. Photo by Adam Block
Nomination “People and Space”
9. 2nd place. The man and the Milky Way. Photo by Ben Canale
10. Winner. Silhouettes on the background of the rising moon. Photo by Mark Gee
Nomination “robotic telescope”
11. Winner. Open Cluster Orion Trapezium. Photo by Laszlo Francsics
Nomination “Earth and Space”
13. Bidder. Quadruple lunar halo over Spain. Photos by Dani Caxete
15. 1st place and overall winner of the contest photos «Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013.” Guiding Light to the stars. Photo by Mark Gee
Nominated “Young astrophotographer of the year”
17. “District of windows’ – By Eric Dewar 15 years, Canada
18. “The Orion Nebula”, the author – Samuel Copley, 15 years, United Kingdom.
19 “Growing Crescent ‘- By Marc Jacob (Jacob Marchio), 14 years, USA.