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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 – winning images

László Francsics has been named the overall winner in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition, for his composition showing the 35 phases of January’s total lunar eclipse. Other winners include a panorama of the aurora borealis over the Lofoten Islands in Norway by Nicolai Brügger, an atmospheric image of the photographer Ben Bush with his dog Floyd surrounded by the galactic core of the Milky Way, and a sequence of images of Mars that follows the progress of the great global dust storm by Andy Casely

  • Statue of Liberty Nebula, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

    Winner: Stars and Nebulae
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 – winning images
  • M31 Andromeda Galaxy,by Tom Mogford

    Highly commended: Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • The Jewels of Orion, by Ross Clark

    Winner: Best Newcomer
  • The Watcher, by Nicolai Brügger

    Winner: Aurorae
  • Stellar Flower,by Davy van der Hoeven

    Winner: Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • Ben, Floyd & the Core, by Ben Bush

    Winner: People and Space
  • A Little Fireworks, by Alan Friedman

    Winner: Our Sun
  • Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra, by Rolf Wahl Olsen

    Winner: Galaxies
  • Across the Sky of History, by Wang Zheng

    Winner: Skyscapes
  • Sky and Ground, Stars and Sand, by Shuchang Dong

    Winner: Best Newcomer
  • Death of Opportunity, by Andy Casely

    Winner: Planets, Comets & Asteroids
  • Above the Tower, by Sam King

    Highly Commended: People and Space
  • Crescent Moon During the Day, by Rafael Ruiz

    Runner Up: Our Moon
  • Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach, by James Stone

    Runner Up: Aurorae
  • Into the Shadow, by László Francsics

    Winner: Our Moon and Winner: OverallThe photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019. Competition judge Ed Robinson said: ‘For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this event with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful’
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