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#924783 - 11/29/17 11:03 AM Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new*
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Once again images of the heavens came to Greenwich. Photographers of all ages had used skill and imagination to image our neighbor planets, visiting comets, colorful nebulae, Earthly skies, and distant galaxies. Nearly four thousand entries came from over ninety countries.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017
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#924784 - 11/29/17 11:08 AM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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You can see all the winners of the 2017 Astronomy Photographer of the Year on the website of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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#924831 - 12/01/17 12:19 PM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Here is the winner of the Aurorae category - Ghost World by Mikkel Beiter (Denmark). One of the judges wrote that "the aurora’s eerie green glow through the clouds, bending back towards an enigmatic misty shoreline, works on so many levels. Ghost World has definite presence and is a deserved winner."
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#924863 - 12/02/17 09:12 PM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Andras Papp (Hungary) was the runner-up in the category Stars and Nebulae for his image "One Stellar Day". Using a series of stacked images taken over a period of time, he has captured the star trails of one sidereal (stellar) day.

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As much as the subtlety of the colours – a dizzying array of turquoise, ochre, maroon or cyan – it’s the precision that is so compelling here. The concentric circles are so perfectly delineated that the result looks artificial, as if drawn by a computer, pixel by pixel.





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#924967 - 12/07/17 02:13 AM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The winner in the "Skyscapes" category was Passage to the Milky Way by Haitong Yu. The picture is of the outdoor passageway of LAMOST (the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope) silhouetted by the rising Milky Way, in Xinglong Station at the National Astronomical Observatory of China.

Interesting, but have a look at the runner-up and highly commended entries . "Wow!" is what I thought. What do you think?
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#925076 - 12/12/17 11:49 AM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The Our Moon winner was "Blue Tycho" by László Francsics (Hungary). It's described:
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On the brownish terra, the crater and its ray system appear as blue-white structures that extend over a thousand miles. The Tycho Crater itself has a bluish shade, which is characteristic of the youngest craters on the Moon.

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What I love about this image is how the photographer’s technical skill and artistic eye have come together to create an arresting and unusual take on one of the most recognizable craters on the Moon. This type of saturation-boosted image can be tricky to do well, and this is one of the best examples of its kind I’ve ever seen.
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#925304 - 12/21/17 11:20 AM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The winner in the Galaxies category was Oleg Bryzgalov's (Ukraine) M63: Star Streams and the Sunflower Galaxy. Beautiful. A bright spiral galaxy that Bryzgalov describes as "looks like a star necklace in which the stars have crashed outwards from the galaxy’s centre, producing this fantastic long train."

Judge Will Gater enthused
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There’s so much incredible detail to see in this image, it’s difficult to know where to start. The dust lanes and glowing pink star-forming regions of M63’s disc are beautifully defined, and the faint streams of stars swirling around the galaxy are just extraordinary. That’s before you start to explore the background field and the myriad distant galaxies lurking there. A remarkable feat of astro-imaging!


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#925489 - 12/28/17 11:32 AM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The People and Space category winner was Yuri Zvezdny (Russia) for Wanderer in Patagonia.

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There’s a lovely warm tonal feel to this amazing photograph, despite the glacier in the distance. The foreground gives a wonderful feeling of serenity against the majesty of the Milky Way’s core in the sky above. Tastefully shot, the scene is humbling, placing man against one of the most awesome of nature’s backdrops.
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#925490 - 12/28/17 01:50 PM Re: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 *new* [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Beautiful. My MIL's dermatologist is taking off about 3 months to go kayaking in Patagonia. It's summer there now.
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