This season has arrived again this year. The Royal Museum of Greenwich, England, held an astrophotography competition held by the museum on September 15, local time.“2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year” Winnerpublish Here are just a few of the incredible films nominated in each of the 11 categories.
■ Comet Leonard was taken on Christmas 2021
This work took the overall win in 2022,“A Disconnection Event” by Gerald Rhemannin. Winner of the “Planets, Comets and Asteroids” category, this image shows the closest approach to Earth in December 2021.“Leonard’s Comet (C/2021 A1)”It captures the beautiful figure and the extraordinary moment.
Rhemann took this photo on December 25, 2021, while visiting a guest farm in the southeastern part of Khomas, Namibia. Rhemann said he decided to widen the field of view and shoot the second picture because the tail was striking in the first picture of Comet Leonard taken on a clear night. Then at that time“Part of Comet Leonard’s tail was broken off and carried by the solar wind.”(Rhemann). The award-winning work captures what it looked like when Comet Leonard’s tail was severed.
chairman of the New Crescent Society who served as judgeImad Ahmedhe said “In this pictureAstronomy, mythology and art come together in perfect harmonyIt’s a gracefully swept tail cut,great value for scientistsHowever, this picture, taken on Christmas Day, shows the star of Bethlehem, the angels and fairies dancing in the night sky.An otherworldly storyIt seems to also tell the story,” he said.
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A clear image of the International Space Station crossing the moon
Next, I would like to present this work, which won the “People and Space” category.“The International Space Station Tranquil Transit Center” by Andrew McCarthyin. Taken in Florence, Arizona, USA, this photo shows the moon against a full-color lunar background.International Space Station (ISS) in silhouetteseems small. The site landed on the sea of calm on July 20, 1969 (21st Japan time)“Apollo 11” landing siteoverlap with
For those of you who have seen the ISS from the ground, remember what it looked like back then. The ISS, which flies at an altitude of about 400 km at a speed of about 7.7 km/s, flies away in a few minutes after appearing. Such an ISSAiming for the moment when it crosses in front of the moon and overlaps the Apollo 11 landing site, the silhouette of the ISS can be clearly distinguished.It is not easy to do. In order not to miss the chance of a few milliseconds, McCarthy first adjusts his own position on the ground correctly, aiming for perfect timing and telephoto shooting with a high frame rate and high shutter speed to capture the face of the moon and it is said that they managed to capture the ISS clear
.One of the judges and overall winner of “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019”Francs LászlóThe contrast between the small silhouette of the ISS, which symbolizes humanity, and the vast and detailed lunar surface,Shows how fragile human beings are
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* Technical information such as equipment and filming conditions can be found on a special page (in English) of the Royal Greenwich Museum for each work (URL at the end of the article).
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[▲ Ffotograffydd Seryddiaeth y Flwyddyn 2022 gwaith buddugol categori “Galaethau” “Majestic Sombrero Galaxy” (Credyd: Utkarsh Mishra, Michael Petrasko, Muir Evenden)]The last one to submit is this work, which won the “Galaxies” category.“Majestic Sombrero Galaxy” by Utkarsh Mishra, Michael Petrasko, and Muir Evenden
in.what is in the picture in the middle“Sombrero Galaxy”known by the nickname of「M104（Messier 104)」in. The Sombrero Galaxy is classified as a spiral galaxy, but it really isAn elliptical galaxy with a spiral-like disk structure inside
Recent observations have shown this to be true. Created by combining three images, this work shows a halo extending around the characteristic disk structure of the Sombrero galaxy, and a stream (loop-like stream) that may have been produced by a past collision with the galaxy another (structure) is also held weakly.of BBC Sky at Night magazine, who served as judgeMr Steve Marsh
he said that astrophotographers are looking for ways to reveal more of the grandeur of the classic Sombrero galaxy, and seeing the faint traces of past collisions floating in space is amazing.
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In addition, on the special page of the competition published by the Royal Greenwich Museum, all the winning works of each of the 11 categories are published. All the works are wonderful, and technical information such as shooting equipment and exposure time are also described, so if you are interested, go to the URL below and take a look!Relevant external link: 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winners
（ https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/galleries/overall-winners-2022 ）
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- Image Credit: Gerald Rhemann; Andrew McCarthy; Utkarsh Mishra, Michael Petrasko, Muir Evenden
Royal Greenwich Museums – Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2022 WINNERS
Text / Matsumura Takehiro