Winners of the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest
The National Maritime Museum’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich England has announced the 2011 winners of its Astronomy Photographer of the...
The National Maritime Museum’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich England has announced the 2011 winners of its Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, across categories from “Our Solar System” and “Deep Space” to “Best Newcomer” and “Young Astronomy Photographer.” For the first time, this year the Observatory added a special category for photos taken with a robotic scope.
Click here to launch a gallery of the best of the winning photos.
From among the winners, we’ve put together a gallery of our favorites, including auroras, supernova remnant and beautiful views of the Milky Way. These photos almost make us ready to pack up and move out of the city so we can reacquaint ourselves with the stars. Almost.
Overall Winner: Jupiter with lo and Ganymede
Deep Space Winner: Vela Supernova Remnant
Deep Space Highly Commended: Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164)
People and Space Winner: Stargazing
Robotic Scope Winner: Shell Galaxies (NGC474 and NGC467)
Earth and Space Winner: Galactic Paradise
Earth and Space Runner-Up: Divine Presence