The shortlisted photos of the 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards have been launched by the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 marks the thirteenth 12 months of the worldwide astrophotography competitors, which in 2021 has obtained over 4,500 entries from astrophotographers throughout 75 totally different international locations.
Harmony © Stefan Liebermann (Germany) Valensole, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 22 June 2020. Equipment: Sony ILCE-7M3 digicam, Fornax Mounts LighTrack II mount, 16 mm f/2.8 lens. Foreground: ISO 2500, 15 x 0.8-second exposures. Sky: ISO 2000, 5 x 120-second exposures
The APY 13 shortlist features a sundown on Mars captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, a view of Comet NEOWISE – one in all 2020’s most memorable astronomical occasions – above Stonehenge, the International Space Station passing in entrance of the Moon, and a stupendous view of the Milky Way stretching above Dorset’s Durdle Door.
The profitable photos of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 shall be introduced on Thursday 16 September 2021 throughout an internet award ceremony.
The photos will then be featured in an exhibition alongside a range from the shortlist on the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, from Saturday 18 September.
Moonrise over Jodrell Bank © Matt Naylor (UK) Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK, 29 December 2020. Equipment: Canon EOS 90D digicam, Canon EF 100–400 mm lens at 286 mm f/14, ISO 100, 1/15-second publicity
This 12 months’s judging panel consists of comic and beginner astronomer Jon Culshaw; Sue Prichard, Senior Curator, Arts on the Royal Museums Greenwich; Imad Ahmed, Director of New Crescent Society; Dr Sheila Kanani, an Education, Outreach and Diversity officer for the Royal Astronomical Society; Yuri Beletsky of Las Campanas Observatory; Melissa Brobby, journalist, science communicator and Social Media Officer for the Institute of Physics; and Steve Marsh, Art Editor at BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
The total profitable picture of APY 13 will obtain £10,000. Winners of all different classes will obtain £1,500, with £500 and £250 for runners-up and extremely recommended photos, respectively.
A Daytime Transit © Andrew McCarthy (USA) Elk Grove, California, USA, 14 October 2020
Equipment: Monochrome: Celestron EdgeHD800 telescope at f/10, Hobym Traveller mount, ZWO ASI174MM digicam, 1,000 x 1-millisecond publicity. Colour: Orion XT10 telescope at f/10, Hobym Traveller mount, Sony A7II digicam, ISO 200, 1-millisecond publicity Aurora in Murmansk © Vitaliy Novikov (Russia) Kola Bay, Murmansk, Russia, 11 January 2020. Equipment: Nikon D850 digicam, 24 mm f/5.6 lens, ISO 1000, 0.8-second publicity Bicolour Veil Nebula © Péter Feltóti (Hungary) Halásztelek, Pest County, Hungary, 28–29 June, 20 July, 13–20 August 2020. Equipment: SkyWatcher 200/800 Newton Astrograph telescope at f/4.6, Astronomik Ha and OIII filters, SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro mount, Moravian G3-16200 Mark II digicam, Ha-OIII composite, 12 hours complete publicity Château de Chambord © Benjamin Barakat (UK) Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, » Get Full Story