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Soar Among the Stars With Gorgeous Astronomy Photographs!

 The never-ending expanse that is the universe surrounding our tiny planet is a truly gorgeous black canvas filled with sparkling bursts of light and color. Those who study everything that lies beyond the sky we can see are usually privy to stunning sights like lunar eclipses, rare movements of planets and stars, and even the natural phenomenons that occur just above our planet’s atmosphere, like thunderstorms and the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights. To help share the beauty of space with the rest of us weighed down by gravity, Insight Investment conducts an annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. When these brilliant photographers look into the stars, this is what they see. These winning photos of 2019, in all the different categories, will leave you open-mouthed in absolute awe! 

 

1. Winner, Category: Aurorae - The Watcher, by Nicolai Brügger 

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Aurorae, The Watcher, by Nicolai Brügger

© Nicolai Brügger, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019

 

2. Runner Up, Category: Aurorae - Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach, By James Stone

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Aurorae, Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach, By James Stone

© James Stone, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

3. Highly Commended, Category: Aurorae - The Return of Green Lady, by Ruslan Merzlyakov

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Aurorae, The Return of Green Lady, by Ruslan Merzlyakov

© Ruslan Merzlyakov, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019  

 

4. Winner, Category: Galaxies - Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra, by Rolf Wahl Olsen

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Galaxies , Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra, by Rolf Wahl Olsen

© Rolf Wahl Olsen, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

5. Runner Up, Category: Galaxies - Hydrogen Sculptures in the Large Magellanic Cloud, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Galaxies, Hydrogen Sculptures in the Large Magellanic Cloud, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

© Ignacio Diaz Bobillo, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

6. Highly Commended, Category: Galaxies - Andromeda Galaxy, by Raul Villaverde Fraile

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Galaxies, Andromeda Galaxy, by Raul Villaverde Fraile

© Raul Villaverde Fraile, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

7. Winner, Category: Our Sun - A Little Fireworks, by Alan Friedman

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Our Sun, A Little Fireworks, by Alan Friedman

© Alan Friedman, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

8. Runner Up, Category: Our Sun - The Active Area AR12714, by Gabriel Corban

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Our Sun, The Active Area AR12714, by Gabriel Corban

© Gabriel Corban, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

9. Highly Commended, Category: Our Sun - Atmospheric Detail, by Jason Guenzel

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Our Sun, Atmospheric Detail, by Jason Guenzel

© Jason Guenzel, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

10. Winner, Category: People and Space - Ben, Floyd & the Core, by Ben Bush

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category People and Space, Ben, Floyd & the Core, by Ben Bush

© Ben Bush, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

11. Runner Up, Category: People and Space - Above the Tower, by Sam King

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category: People and Space - Above the Tower, by Sam KingRunner Up, Category People and Space, Above the Tower, by Sam King

© Sam King, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

12. Highly Commended, Category: People and Space - Cosmic Plughole, by James Stone

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category People and Space, Cosmic Plughole, by James Stone

© James Stone, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

13. Winner, Category: Planets, Comets, and Asteroids - Death of Opportunity, by Andy Casely

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Death of Opportunity, by Andy Casely

© Andy Casely, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

14. Runner Up, Category: Planets, Comets, and Asteroids - Jupiter Unravelled, by Damian Peach

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Jupiter Unravelled, by Damian Peach

© Damian Peach, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019

 

15. Highly Commended, Category: Planets, Comets, and Asteroids - Black Saturn, Martin Lewis

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Black Saturn, Martin Lewis

© Martin Lewis, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019

 

16. Winner, Category: Skyscapes - Across the Sky of History, by Wang Zheng

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Skyscapes, Across the Sky of History, by Wang Zheng

© Wang Zheng, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

17. Runner Up, Category: Skyscapes - Galactic Lighthouse, by Ruslan Merzlyakov

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Skyscapes, Galactic Lighthouse, by Ruslan Merzlyakov

© Ruslan Merzlyakov, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

18. Highly Commended, Category: Skyscapes - Flower Power, by Brandon Yoshizawa

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Skyscapes, Flower Power, by Brandon Yoshizawa

© Brandon Yoshizawa, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

19. Winner, Category: Stars and Nebulae - Statue of Liberty Nebula, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Category Stars and Nebulae, Statue of Liberty Nebula, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

© Ignacio Diaz Bobillo, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

20. Runner Up, Category: Stars and Nebulae - A Horsehead Curtain Call, by Bob Franke

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category Stars and Nebulae, A Horsehead Curtain Call, by Bob Franke

© Bob Franke, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

21. Highly Commended, Category: Stars and Nebulae - The Elegant Elephant's Trunk, by Lluís Romero Ventura

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category Stars and Nebulae, The Elegant Elephant's Trunk, by Lluís Romero Ventura

© Lluís Romero Ventura, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

22. Joint Winner, Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer - The Jewels of Orion, by Ross Clark

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Joint Winner, Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer, The Jewels of Orion, by Ross Clark

© Ross Clark, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

23. Joint Winner, Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer - Sky and Ground, Stars and Sand, by Shuchang Dong

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Joint Winner, Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer, Sky and Ground, Stars and Sand, by Shuchang Dong

© Shuchang Dong, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

24. Winner, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under) - Stellar Flower, by Davy van der Hoeven

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under), Stellar Flower, by Davy van der Hoeven

© Davy van der Hoeven, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

25. Runner Up, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under) - AR12699 Sunspot, by Matúš Motlo

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under), AR12699 Sunspot, by Matúš Motlo

© Matúš Motlo, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

26. Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under) - Van Eyck's Moon, by Casper Kentish

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under), Van Eyck's Moon, by Casper Kentish

© Casper Kentish, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

27. Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under) - Daytime Venus, by Thea Hutchinson

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under), Daytime Venus, by Thea Hutchinson 

© Thea Hutchinson, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

28. Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under) - M31 Andromeda Galaxy, by Tom Mogford

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Young Competition (Participants aged 15 or under), M31 Andromeda Galaxy, by Tom Mogford

© Tom Mogford, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

29. Highly Commended, Category: Our Moon - Seven-colour Feather of the Moon, by Yiming Li

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Highly Commended, Category: Our Moon, Seven-colour Feather of the Moon, by Yiming Li

© Yiming Li, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

30. Runner Up, Category: Our Moon - Crescent Moon During the Day, by Rafael Ruiz

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Runner Up, Category: Our Moon, Crescent Moon During the Day, by Rafael Ruiz

© Rafael Ruiz, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

31. Overall Winner of the Competition, Winner, Category: Our Moon - Into the Shadow (a total lunar eclipse), by László Francsics

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Overall Winner of the Competition, Winner, Category: Our Moon, Into the Shadow (a total lunar eclipse), by László Francsics

© László Francsics, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

 

32. Winner, Robotic Scope Special Prize - Infrared Saturn, by László Francsics

Photographs awarded Winner, Runner Up and Highly Commended in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2019 organized by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Winner, Robotic Scope Special Prize, Infrared Saturn, by László Francsics

© László Francsics, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019 

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