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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Winning images in Buzzfeed, Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014




The Buzzfeed published The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition by the Royal Observatory Greenwich

www.buzzfeed.com/ryangrimley/royal-observatory-greenwichs-astronomy-photographer-of-the-y#1jlyqrq

My photo of Supernova remnant detail, NGC 1340, winned a shared third price.


Also the Helsingin Sanomat, a finnish national newspaper, published an article about my work

Read the story here (In Finnish)




The list of all winners
I'm in a Deep Space category
Earth and Space

James Woodend (UK) with Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon (Winner and Overall Winner)
Matt James (Australia) with Wind Farm Star Trails (Runner-up)
Patrick Cullis (USA) with Moon Balloon (Highly Commended)
Catalin Beldea (Romania) with Totality from Above the Clouds (Highly Commended)
O Chul Kwon (South Korea) with Venus-Lunar Occultation (Highly Commended)

Deep Space

Bill Snyder (USA) with Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) (Winner)
David Fitz-Henry (Australia) with The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) (Runner-Up)
J.P Metsävainio (Finland) with Veil Nebula Detail (IC 1340) (Highly Commended)
Rogelio Bernal Andreo (USA) with California vs Pleiades (Highly Commended)
Marco Lorenzi (China) with At the Feet of Orion (NGC 1999) – Full Field (Highly Commended)

Our Solar System

Alexandra Hart (UK) with Ripples in a Pond (Winner)
George Tarsoudis (Greece) with Best of the Craters (Runner-Up)
Alexandra Hart (UK) with Solar Nexus (Highly Commended)
Stephen Ramsden (USA) with Calcium K Eruption (Highly Commended)
Tunç Tezel (Turkey) with Diamond and Rubies (Highly Commended)

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Shishir & Shashank Dholakia (USA, aged 15) with The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) (Winner)
Emmett Sparling (Canada, aged 15) with New Year over Cypress Mountain (Runner-up)
Olivia Williamson (UK, aged 10) with The Martian Territory (Highly Commended)
Shishir & Shashank Dholakia (USA, aged 15) with The Heart Nebula (IC 1805) (Highly Commended)
Emily Jeremy (UK, aged 12) with Moon Behind the Trees (Highly Commended)

Special Prize: People and Space

Eugen Kamenew (Germany) with Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2 (Winner)
Julie Fletcher (Australia) with Lost Souls (Runner-up)

Special Prize: Sir Patrick Moore prize for Best Newcomer
Chris Murphy (New Zealand) with Coastal Stairways (Winner)

Robotic Scope Image of the Year
Mark Hanson (USA) with NGC 3718 (Winner)



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Astro Anarchy gets published


The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition by the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Over 2500 images from 51 countries participated this competition
My image of IC 1340 wins the third place, "Highly Commended", in Deep space category

Daily Mail, news about the winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition
My photo is a fourth from the top
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2760574/Shimmering-green-aurora-total-eclipse-exploding-star-Winning-images-Astronomy-Photographer-Year-revealed.html

BBC news about the winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition
My photo can be seen at 3:50 position in the movie of the winner images.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29237571

My placed image of the IC 1340


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014



The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition by the Royal Observatory Greenwich has been published today at 19.30 at UK time. 


Over 2500 images from 51 countries participated this competition,
photos from best imagers, best tools and best locations around the world.
My image of IC 1340 wins the shared THIRD PLACE, "Highly Commended", in Deep space category
My placed photo, IC 340, a detail of the Veil Nebula
A supernova remnant in constellation Cygnus

A detail image of the Veil Nebula supernova remnant. Angular size about the same as full Moon.

Technical details and other information about this photo

The original blog post of the IC 1340 from Autumn 2012, with a technical details:
http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/10/ic-1340-project-finalized.html

This photo was taken with a kind of modest tool, an old Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope:
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/09/my-equipment.html

The Meade telescope is not in use anymore:
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2014/01/its-over-i-cant-do-my-loved.html
(An advice! Don't buy any Meade equipments, they are generally very poor quality)
The new imaging system is under construction at the moment.

Location of the detail image in a wide field image

Area of interest marked as a white rectangle

Location of the Veil Nebula in constellation Cygnus

Veil Nebula at most left

All of my astronomical photos can be seen in my portfolio, please, have a look:
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

IC 1896 reprocessed



The astronomical darkness hasn't arrived yet, up here 65N, and I don't have any equipments to continue my imaging work. Due to that, I have done some reprocessing of older material of mine. An other reason is to keep up my processing skills. 


IC 1396
Click for a large image

R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen
Technical data and more info can be seen HERE

A two frame mosaic image of IC 1396 with the Sharpless 129 and OU4, a planetary nebula candidate




A closeup of an Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC 1396

Technical data and more info can be seen HERE


An experimental 3D-study of IC 1396 can be seen HERE

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