Spectacular Winning Photos From The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest

The winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 were announced at an award ceremony at the National Maritime Museum on 12 September 2019. The photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the museum from 13 September. ESO joined the competition in 2016 by contributing a judge and further spreading the word about the competition among its community.

The overall winner of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is Hungarian photographer László Francsics who takes home a prize of £10 000. Francsics with his ‘Into the Shadow’ image captivated and astounded the judges. Taken in Budapest, Hungary, the photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019.

Into the Shadow, by László Francsics. Winner: Our Moon and Winner: Overall. The photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019. Competition judge Ed Robinson said: “For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this event with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful”. (Photo by László Francsics/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

More: Royal Museums Greenwich

Statue of Liberty Nebula, by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo. Winner: Stars and Nebulae. (Photo by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

M31 Andromeda Galaxy, by Tom Mogford. Highly commended: Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Tom Mogford/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

The Jewels of Orion, by Ross Clark. Winner: Best Newcomer. (Photo by Ross Clark/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

The Watcher, by Nicolai Brügger. Winner: Aurorae. (Photo by Nicolai Brügger/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Stellar Flower, by Davy van der Hoeven. Winner: Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year. (Photo by Davy van der Hoeven/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Ben, Floyd & the Core, by Ben Bush. Winner: People and Space. (Photo by Ben Bush/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

A Little Fireworks, by Alan Friedman. Winner: Our Sun. (Photo by Alan Friedman/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra, by Rolf Wahl Olsen. Winner: Galaxies. (Photo by Rolf Wahl Olsen/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Across the Sky of History, by Wang Zheng. Winner: Skyscapes. (Photo by Wang Zheng/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Above the Tower, by Samuel King. Highly Commended: People and Space. (Photo by Samuel King/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Crescent Moon During the Day, by Rafael Ruiz. Runner Up: Our Moon. (Photo by Rafael Ruiz/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach, by James Stone. Runner Up: Aurorae. (Photo by James Stone/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Sky and Ground, Stars and Sand. Winner: Best Newcomer. (Photo by Shuchang Dong/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

Death of Opportunity. Winner: Planets, Comets & Asteroids. (Photo by Andy Casely/Astronomy Photographer of the Year)

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