Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Give Artistic Glances into Space

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is in its eleventh edition, and this highly competitive contest highlights the best astrophotography from around the world. This year, the competition received over 4,600 entries – which has set a new record in itself from 90 different countries. Apparently, the competition includes eleven different categories of astrophotography.

Out of thousands of gripping photographs of space, Hungarian photographer László Francsics was announced the Astronomy Photographer of the Year for his innovative perspective of the lunar eclipse. Francsics artistically stacked photos of 35 phases of the total eclipse, which moves from red to black and then finally to white.

His photo that captured such a dynamic and captivating view of the moon not only won him a cash prize of £10,000 but a central place as well in the exhibition of winning photographs which will be on display in National Maritime Museum until April 26, 2020.

Take a look at these award-winning mesmerizing photographs from various categories of the contest.

Our Moon category and overall winner

This artistically pleasing image brilliantly depicts the beautiful colors of the atmosphere onto the Moon’s disc during the eclipse.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Into the Shadows’ by László Francsics

Aurorae category

Stunning aurora borealis illuminating the sky compliments the spell-bounding view put up by the human presence on the landscape below.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘The Watcher’ by Nicolai Brügger

Stars and Nebulae category

The exquisite, colorful palette of dust and gas clouds paints a beautiful picture in the deep space.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Statue of Liberty Nebula’ by Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Galaxies category

The bright and detailed deep -sky photograph looks absolutely stunning with its artistic and hypnotic charm.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra’ by Rolf Wahl Olsen

People and Space category

Through this picture, the photographer depicts his deep love for two things that he is most passionate about – the cosmos and animals.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Ben, Floyd & the Core’ by Ben Bush

Robotic Space category

This colorful, creative and abstract photograph gives a spectacular view of Saturn.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Infrared Saturn’ by László Francsics

Skyscapes category

The twisted poplar trees look like peculiar creatures on an uninhabited desert under the beautifully lit sky.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Across the Sky of History’ by Wang Zheng

Young category

Aptly named ‘Stellar flower’, this beautiful photograph of magnificent Rosette Nebula by a young astrophotographer is one eye-candy.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Stellar Flower’ by Davy van der Hoeven

The Sir Patrick Moore prize for Best Newcomer (joint winner)

This picture of Orion constellation seems like a strip of gems and jewels embedded in the far galaxy.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘The Jewel of Orion’ by Ross Clark

Planets, Comets and Asteroids category

This photograph depicts a sequence of images – a global dust storm across Mars and loss of Opportunity rover.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Death of Opportunity’ by Andy Casely

Our Sun category

Rarely captured photo of the sun’s surface, as if studied under a microscope, looks like erupting fireworks.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘A Little Fireworks’ by Alan Friedman

Sir Patrick Moore prize for Best Newcomer (joint winner)

The dunes of sand bathing in the silver glow of the moon, dramatic shadows and the union with the sky – every element of this photograph gives joy to the beholder.

Winners of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer 2019 Artistic Glances Into Space

‘Sky and Ground, Stars and Sand’ by Shuchang Dong

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