Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photo Winners

On Sept. 8, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, announced winners from the third annual contest, which drew more than 700 entries. Prizes went to participants from four main categories — Deep Space, Our Solar System, Earth and Space, and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year — as well as three special awards.

Now here is the winner. Damian Peach from the UK won the overall title with this detailed image of Jupiter and several of its Moons (click for a larger view) … yep thats a winner … and remember, this is not an official NASA photo, this comes from some chap using his own personal equipement …

The rest of the images are just as stunning, here are a couple more …

Vela Supernova Remnant © Marco Lorenzi: –

Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164) © Michael Sidonio:


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