Friday, July 10, 2015

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2015

Stunning celestial views of the Milky Way, Northern Lights, and comets hurtling through space are just some of the incredible images to have made the shortlist for the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competitionThe competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine, is now in its seventh year and continues to go from strength to strength, receiving a record number of over 2700 spectacular entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers from over 60 countries spanning the globe. See more:
© Michael Jaeger (Austria) - Comet Lovejoy sails through the solar system in a green haze 

Shortlisted images from this year’s entrants include the astonishing view of a meteor piercing through darkness as the Milky Way towers above the 4,392m peak of Mount Rainier in Washington, USA, the phenomenal natural light show of a lightning storm emanating from below ominous storm clouds juxtaposed with the gleaming stars of our galaxy above them, and an enthralled stargazer immersed in the stars as the luminous purple sky is mirrored in the thin sheet of water across the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.