Royal Observatory Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 – and they have a free exhibition of the winning shots.  Personally my favourites are among the Deep Space category  [There’s a surprise… – Ed].  All the entries can be viewed on the Flickr Astrophoto group.  And it’s worth taking the time [6min 17sec] to watch the, unfortunately unembeddable, BBC audio slideshow of some of the winning images.  Wondrous.

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  • Kevsterino

    An absolutely stunning show, thanks for the link.

  • The Raven

    The quality of these is outstanding. I’ve only been in one location up here on the North Coast that might offer a Milky Way shot, and even then, the (much lessened-but still there) light pollution from nearby towns was a killer.

    I hope to try producing some night shots this winter – the summer has been useless. And for the fifth year in a row, cloud killed all hopes of meteor shots. Think I may have to travel further afield to do this.

  • Kevsterino

    The best shot I’ve personally seen of the Milky Way was back in navy days, new moon and darken ship conditions. Every one of these photos is a winner.

  • BluesJazz

    A friend built his own observatory just outside a village in county Down. With little light pollution to poison the view, observed through a good telescope, the night sky is simply fantastic to view. The Raven rightly mentions the need for a cloudless night.