Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022 shortlist published

Every year, the Greenwich Royal Observatory holds the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. It is the largest and most prestigious among astrophotographers in the world. This year, more than 3 thousand works from 67 countries were sent to the competition.

Recently, the jury of the competition published a shortlist of photos that entered the final. Here are some of the most impressive works published on the contest website.

An Icelandic Saga

Image of the aurorae over the skeleton of the ship Gardur. It was taken on March 10, 2021 in Iceland. Source: Carl Gallagher

Riverside of Funakawa in Spring

During the reconstruction of the Funakawa River embankment in 1957, about 280 cherry trees were planted along its bed, which were carefully tended for all subsequent years. Image of flowering trees on a moonlit night was taken on April 2, 2021. Source: Takanobu Kurosaki

Solar Inferno

The surface of our luminary. The image is made up of 2500 individual images taken on the H-alpha line (wavelength 656.28 nm) on December 19, 2021. Source: Stuart Green

Comet Leonard

The main astronomical event at the end of last year was the visit of Comet Leonard. It produced a series of flashes, one of which hit the presented picture. It was made on December 27, 2021. Source: Lionel Majzik

Solar Wind Power

Wind turbine on the background of the Aurora borealis. The photo was taken on January 9, 2022. Source: Pekka Isomursu

The Starry Sky Over the World’s Highest National Highway

Beautiful starry sky over National Highway 219. It passes through the territory of Tibet at an altitude of 5400 meters above sea level and is the highest highway in the world. The picture was taken on February 14, 2022. Source: Yang Sutie

Clouds of Hydrogen

Clouds of hydrogen above the surface of the Sun. The picture was taken on October 1, 2021. Source: Simon Tang

Equinox Moon

Moonrise on the day of the autumnal equinox over the city of Glastonbury. The picture was taken on September 21, 2021. Source: Hannah Rochford

Fire and thermonuclear fusion

A 300-megapixel portrait of the Sun, showing prominences and an active region on its surface. The image is made up of 300 thousand individual images taken on November 29, 2021. Source: Andrew McCarthy

The Crescent Nebula

The Crescent nebula (NGC 6888), formed as a result of emissions of matter by a huge star. The image is made up of photos taken between August 27 and September 1, 2021. Source: Bray Falls

The results of the competition will be announced during a special online ceremony to be held on September 15. In addition to the general award for the best astrophotography of the year, prizes will also be awarded in nine thematic categories and two special nominations.

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