Breathtaking winners of Astronomy Photography competition


My god, it's full of stars. Artem Mironov's photo of the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex won the Royal Museums Greenwich's 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. He captured this glorious image at Hakos Farm in Windhoek, Namibia. Below: Oleg Bryzgalov's image of the M63 star streams and Sunflower Galaxy, taken at Rozhen Observatory, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria, won in the Galaxies category; Alexandra Hart won the "Our Sun" category for her photo of Mercury's transit across the Sun as seen from Preston, Lancashire, UK; and Jason Green was rated the "Best Newcomer" for his image of the Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) taken from Frenegal de la Sierra, Badajoz, Spain.





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