The world’s best space photography

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Annually showcasing the best space photography from a global community astrophotographers.

People and Space and Overall Winner – Transport the Soul
© Brad Goldpaint
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Winner – Circumpolar
© Ferenc Szémár
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Highly commended – Aurorascape
© César Blanco
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Skyscapes – Thunderstorm under Milky Way
​© Tianyuan Xiao
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Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition. Now open.
more at Royal Museums Greenwich

10 years of the world’s best space photography

See a selection of this year’s shortlisted images from aurorae and skyscapes to galaxies and the Moon. Read the story behind the photos through the words of the astrophotographers themselves.

Guarding the galaxy © Jez Hughes
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Earth Shine © Peter Ward
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Holding Due North © Jake Mosher
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Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula © Mario Cogo
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Guardian of Tre Cime © Carlos F. Turienzo
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Winners from the 2018 competition will be announced on 23 October. Sign up to our newsletter to hear the latest news and stories. Just let us know you’re interested in ‘space and astronomy’.
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Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 shortlist gallery
more at Royal Museums Greenwich

The Eclipse Challenge

Capturing the eclipse by Alan Dyer
… The challenge is capturing an image of the scene. The problem is not the technical difficulty – you can hand hold your iPhone up to the sky and do the job – but simply remembering to do so.

A total eclipse, even for veteran shadows chasers, is so overwhelming that carefully rehearsed photo plans often go by the wayside as the photographer simply stands slack-jawed in amazement.

Before you know it, totality – which at this eclipse lasts no more than 2 minutes and 40 seconds – ends as sunlight bursts out from behind the Moon in a brillant “diamond ring”.

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Alan Dyer is an astronomy author and astrophotographer in Alberta, Canada.

more in EV Mag: Issue #59