The images that battle to become the best astrophotography 2015

The images that battle to become the best astrophotography 2015


The Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest aims to select the best astrophotography each year, a task seems difficult in 2015.

Royal Observatory in Greenwich , one of the most iconic places of astronomy, held every year the Astronomy Photographer of the Year, a competition that aims to choose the best astrofotografía the moment. However, this year it seems that the choice will be difficult, since the quality shown many snapshots is admirable.

On this occasion have been more than 7,200 images from different countries. Although the winners will not be known until 17 September, and you can see some of the photos that have been submitted for the contest. And the truth is that no waste.

 Rakibul Syed

Rakibul Syed

However, it would be unfair to evaluate all photos in the same mode as it is not the same capture a nebula a night landscape with a starry sky. Although both can be evaluated according to their results, to obtain them have been used different techniques that would be appreciated separately. Therefore, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year is divided into the following categories:

  • Aurora
  • Urban
  • People and space
  • Our Sun
  • Our Moon
  • Planets, comets and asteroids
  • Stars and nebulae
  • Galaxies

Each is evaluated differently and has different awards, something suitable for the fairest possible selection. However, there is also the perm to absolute winner of all these categories, which should be the best picture of all those submitted. Thus, the lucky / to receive the amount of 2500 pounds (about € 3,450), a negligible figure. Here are some of those photos:

Ian Griffin

Ian Griffin

Vincent Brady

Vincent Brady

 Tommaso Maiocchi

Tommaso Maiocchi

 Paul Zizka

Paul Zizka

Sebastian Guillermaz

Sebastian Guillermaz

Bob Franke

Bob Franke

 Ivan van Niekirk

Ivan van Niekirk

As mentioned earlier, we to wait until the end of summer to check the final choice of the jury. Meanwhile, we may be partakers of the great beauty that present most of these shots







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The images that battle to become the best astrophotography 2015
Source: english  
June 13, 2015


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