Royal Greenwich Observatory has announced the list of winners in the annual photography contest.
Each year, the main UK astronomy organization is holding a contest among fans to shoot the night sky, and selects the best shots. Experts estimate not only the overall composition of pictures, but the ability to grasp the details in the space. For example, a photographer Tommy Elissa was able to capture the falling meteorite that burned up in Earth’s atmosphere in just a couple of seconds.
photovide.com offers you evaluate the best pictures on which depicts the beauty and vast expanses of sky.
Huge Parkes radio telescope is highlighted against the background of our galaxy. Wayne England
View of the stars in the famous national park California – Yosemite. Rogelio Andreo
Comet PANSTARRS – non-periodic comet near-Sun. In March 2013 it can be seen with the naked eye. Ingolfur Byargmundsson
Starry sky in Derdl-dor. This is a natural limestone gateway to the Jurassic Coast near West Lulworth in Dorset, England. Steven Banks
Radiance of the sky as if repeating features of coastline. Mike Curry
Eta Carinae – hypergiants-star in the constellation Carina, one of the biggest stars and unstable. Mass Eta Carinae is 100-150 solar masses, which is close to the theoretical limit, bolometric luminosity – the Sun is about 5,000,000. Michael Sidonio
Herbig-Haro objects – these are small areas of the nebulae associated with young stars. They are formed when gas ejected by these stars, interacts with the surrounding clouds of dust. Andre van der Gauvin
At the edge of the crater
Northern Lights and photographers at the edge of the crater. James Woodend
Full Moon over the Alps
The sun rises in the east, illuminating the snow-covered alpine horizon. Its rays pass through the entire thickness of the air and dispersed in it, leaving just a small glimpse at the background of the full moon. Stefano De Rosa
The Orion Nebula
“Great Nebula of Orion,” along with “Andromeda”, the Pleiades and the “Magellanic Clouds” is one of the most famous deep-sky objects. Nick Zhimanik
The merciless sun
Huge flares, which are not visible to the naked eye, pulled out of the solar interior. Paul Hayes
Lonely tree against a dozen constellations in the south-west of England. Anna Volls Heyman
The falling meteorite burns in the Earth atmosphere. Tommy Elissa