The spectacular images in astronomy.
Just over two weeks to take part in the world’s largest competition for space photography. The link to the site where you can submit up to 10 photos will be below. In the meantime, see star tracks, galaxies and nebulae from the competition Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017.
1. Red sun over Detroit. Filmed with an alpha-hydrogen filter. (Photo By Molly Wakeling):
2. Northern lights and the lighthouse on the Northumberland coast. (Photo By Owen Humphreys):
3. Star tracks in the Utah desert. (Photo By Marc Toso):
4. Planetary nebula Medusa in the constellation Gemini. Is named after creatures from Greek mythology — Medusa. The length of the Nebula Medusa is about four light years and its distance from the Sun is about 1500 light years. Despite its size, it is extremely dim and very hard to observe. (Photo By Chris Heapy):
5. The milky Way is visible in all its glory among the night sky of the Mediterranean. (Photo By Gianni Krattli):
6. Supermoon over the Acropolis. (Photo By Alexandros Maragos):
7. Star tracks in Erdos, China. The image was compiled from a series of 168 photographs. (Photo Haitong Yu):
8. Spiral galaxy of type Triangle, Sc in the constellation of the Triangle. Diameter 2 times smaller than the milky Way and 4 times less than the galaxy Andromeda. Its diameter is about 50 thousand light-years corresponds to the average value, typical for spiral galaxies. (Photo By Bernard Miller):
9. The same Andromeda. The largest spiral galaxy of the Local group. Contains approximately 1 trillion stars, 2.5-5 times more than the milky Way. Located in the constellation Andromeda, and distant from the Earth at a distance of 2.52 million light years. (Photo Kayron Mercieca):
10. Northern lights in Iceland. (Photo By Joe Burdett):
11. A lone Heron and sunset in Denmark. (Photo Adrien Mauduit):
12. The milky way in Harwich, Massachusetts. (Photo By Chris Cook):
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