Thursday, September 18, 2014

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. British photographer James Woodend beat over a thousand amateur and professional photographers to win the top prize
Totality from Above the Clouds
Catalin Beldea (Romania), highly commended

One of nature’s greatest spectacles, a total solar eclipse, captured from a plane 3,200 metres above Turkana in Kenya
Total solar eclipse
Venus-Lunar Occultation
O Chul Kwon (South Korea), highly commended

A time-lapse image over Mount Hambaek in South Korea of a Venus-lunar occultation. The photograph shows what happens when the moon and Venus appear to occupy the same position in the sky. Venus becomes temporarily hidden by the moon, only to re-emerge less than an hour later
time-lapse image over Mount Hambaek in South Korea of a Venus-lunar occultation

see more beautiful photos..

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2014/sep/18/astronomy-photographer-year-2014-royal-observatory-greenwich-pictures