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2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by bystander » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:04 pm

2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year
ESO Announcement | 2020 Jan 09

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine, has announced the key dates for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 competition — its annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos, whether they are striking pictures of vast galaxies millions of light-years away, or dramatic images of the night sky much closer to home. ESO will support the 2020 competition by providing a judge from its Department of Communication.

Now in its twelfth year, the hugely popular competition opens to entrants on 13 January 2020, giving them the chance of taking home the grand prize of £10 000. Entrants will have until Friday 6 March 2020 to enter up to ten images in the various categories of the competition online.

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 has nine main categories:
  • Aurorae: Photographs featuring the Northern and Southern Lights.
  • Galaxies: Deep space objects beyond the Milky Way Galaxy, including galaxies, galaxy clusters, and stellar associations.
  • Our Moon: Lunar images including lunar eclipses and occultations of planets.
  • Our Sun: Solar images including solar eclipses and transits.
  • People and Space: Photographs of the night sky including people or a human interest element.
  • Planets, Comets and Asteroids: Everything else in the Solar System, including planets and their satellites, comets, asteroids and other forms of zodiacal debris.
  • Skyscapes: Photographs of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes in which the night sky or twilight sky is a prominent feature.
  • Stars and Nebulae: Deep space objects within the Milky Way Galaxy, including stars, star clusters, supernova remnants, nebulae and other intergalactic phenomena.
  • Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Pictures taken by budding astronomers under 16 years of age.
There are also two special prizes: the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer, awarded to the best photo by an amateur astrophotographer who has taken up the hobby in the last year and who has not entered an image into the competition before; and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation, for images processed using pre-existing open source data. ...
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Re: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by starsurfer » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm

I still don't get why they can't have a separate category for planetary nebulae. :(

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Re: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by bystander » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm

starsurfer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm
I still don't get why they can't have a separate category for planetary nebulae. :(
They have a Stars and Nebulae category.
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Re: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by starsurfer » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:16 pm

bystander wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm
starsurfer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm
I still don't get why they can't have a separate category for planetary nebulae. :(
They have a Stars and Nebulae category.
I will never stop campaigning for the rights of planetary nebulae! :lol2:

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Re: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by Astro Tom » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:06 pm

starsurfer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:16 pm
bystander wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm
starsurfer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm
I still don't get why they can't have a separate category for planetary nebulae. :(
They have a Stars and Nebulae category.
I will never stop campaigning for the rights of planetary nebulae! :lol2:
Its worth a shot.
Tom

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Winners: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by bystander » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:51 pm

Winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 Announced
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The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the results of its hugely popular, global photographic competition, a yearly contest to find the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos. The winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 will be showcased in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, opening to the public on 23 October 2020. ...


The prizewinners in all of the categories are:

Galaxies
Aurorae
Our Moon
Our Sun
People and Space
Planets, Comets and Asteroids
Skyscapes
Stars and Nebulae
Young Category
Special Prize: The Sir Patrick Moore prize for Best Newcomer
  • Bence Toth (Hungary) with Waves (Winner)

Special Prize: Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation
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Re: Winners: 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Post by starsurfer » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:36 pm

bystander wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 Announced
Image
The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the results of its hugely popular, global photographic competition, a yearly contest to find the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos. The winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 will be showcased in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, opening to the public on 23 October 2020. ...


The prizewinners in all of the categories are:

Galaxies
Aurorae
Our Moon
Our Sun
People and Space
Planets, Comets and Asteroids
Skyscapes
Stars and Nebulae
Young Category
Special Prize: The Sir Patrick Moore prize for Best Newcomer
  • Bence Toth (Hungary) with Waves (Winner)

Special Prize: Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation
Once again I see planetary nebulae so well represented.

Also maybe they should have a mosaics category?