28 Of The Most Stunning Astronomical Photos Of 2020

28 Of The Most Stunning Astronomical Photos Of 2020

Is There Anything More Breathtaking And Surreal Than The Vastness Of The Universe? Many Of The Selected Astronomical Images Of 2020 Can Be Included Among The Most Beautiful Images Of The Year.

Maybe it is because of the unique color combination of celestial objects that the images of the universe so enchant us, Or perhaps because we cannot change the space and touch and tame it, we have such a feeling towards it.

Maybe the night sky reminds us of our childhood When we look at the sky with childish curiosity on hot summer nights. In any case, it cannot be denied that looking at the sky reminds us how small and insignificant we are compared to the greatness of the universe.

Insight Investment organizes the largest international astrophotography competition of its kind and annually presents the best space photos from the global community of astrophotographers.

The winners of the 2020 astrophotography contest have just been announced, many of which have the potential to be chosen as photo of the year. Stay with Zoomit to review 28 of the selected images together.

1. The first place in the Northern Lights division

“The Green Lady” by Nicolas Rommelt

Astronomical images of 2020

Aurorae Winner – ‘The Green Lady’ By Nicholas Roemmelt

2. Shortlist section

“Galaxy Portal” by Marcin Zajac

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Shortlist – ‘Galactic Portal’ By Marcin Zajac

3. Shortlist section 

“Iceland” by Christina Makieva

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Shortlist – ‘Iceland’ By Kristina Makeeva

4. Second place in the stars and nebulae section

  “Dolphin jumps out of an ocean of gas” by Connor Mattern

Astronomical images of 2020

Stars And Nebulae Runner Up – ‘The Dolphin Jumping Out Of An Ocean Of Gas’ By Connor Matherne

5. Second place in the sky section

 “Desert Magic” by Stephen Lieberman

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Skyscapes Runner Up – ‘Desert Magic’ By Stefan Liebermann

6. The first place in the view of the sky

“Painting the Sky” by Thomas Cust

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Skyscapes Winner – ‘Painting The Sky’ By Thomas Kast

7. 2nd place in the Northern Lights section

“The Lonely Tree, Under the Scandinavian Aurora” by Tom Archer

Astronomical images of 2020

Aurorae Runner Up – ‘Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora’ By Tom Archer

8. The first place in the Galaxies division and the overall winner of the competition

“The Andromeda Galaxy in the Close-Up” by Nicolas Loufaudoux

Astronomical images of 2020

Galaxies Winner And Overall Winner – ‘Andromeda Galaxy At Arm’s Length’ By Nicolas Lefaudeux

9. The second place of our sun department

“145 Seconds of Darkness” by: Philip Ogorleselsky

Astronomical images of 2020

Our Sun Runner Up – ‘145 Seconds Of Darkness’ By Filip Ogorzelski

10. Second place in our monthly section

“HDR Partial Lunar Eclipse with Clouds” by Ethan Roberts

Astronomical images of 2020

Our Moon Runner Up – ‘Hdr Partial Lunar Eclipse With Clouds’ By Ethan Roberts

11. Winner of the young contestant’s category

“Four Planets and the Moon” by Alice Fak Hung

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Young Competition Winner – ‘The Four Planets And The Moon’ By Alice Fock Hang

12. Winner of the Stars and Nebulas section

“Cosmic Hell” by Peter Ward

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Stars And Nebulae Winner – ‘Cosmic Inferno’ By Peter Ward

13. Shortlist section

“Dancing over the Swamp” by Kamil Notify

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Shortlist – ‘Dance Over The Swamp’ By Kamil Nureyev

14. Winner of our monthly section

” Taiko Crater with Color” by Alan Paulo

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Our Moon Winner – ‘Tycho Crater Region With Colors’ By Alain Caillou

15. Shortlist section

“Many Shells and Sprays of Centaurs ” by Connor Mattern

Astronomical images of 2020

Shortlist – ‘The Many Jets And Shells Of Centaurus A’ By Connor Matherne

16. Sir Patrick Moore Category Winner (Best Newcomer)

“Waves” by Benes Tut

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Sir Patrick Moore Prize For Best Newcomer Winner – ‘Waves’ By Bence Toth

17. Shortlist section

“Jupiter Rising” by Stacey Dunton

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Shortlist – ‘Jupiter Rising’ By Stacey Downton

18. Shortlist section

“The Moon and Broken Glass” by Matthew Brown

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Shortlist – ‘The Moon And The Shard’ By Mathew Browne

19. Winner of the Planets, Comets, and Asteroids category

“The Space Between Us” by: Lukas Sojka

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Planets, Comets And Asteroids Winner – ‘Space Between Us…’ By Łukasz Sojka

20. Winner of our sun section

“Liquid Sun” by Alexandra Hart

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Our Sun Winner – ‘Liquid Sunshine’ By Alexandra Hart

21. Second place in the youth competition

“Separated Highlights” by Thea Hutchinson

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Young Competition Runner Up – ‘Detached Prominences’ By Thea Hutchinson

22. Runner-up in the People and Space section

“See the Heart of the Galaxy” by Tian Li

Astronomical images of 2020

People And Space Runner Up – ‘Observe The Heart Of The Galaxy’ By Tian Li

23. Winner of Annie Mander category (Innovator in Image)

“Dark River” by Julie Hay

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Annie Maunder Prize For Image Innovation Winner – ‘Dark River’ (Detail) By Julie Hill

24. Shortlist section

“Indescribable” by Alain Vala

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Shortlist – ‘Ineffable’ By Alyn Wallace

25. Second place in the galaxy division

“Ngc 3628 with a 300,000 light-year trail” by Marc Hanso

Astronomical images of 2020

Galaxies Runner Up – ‘Ngc 3628 With 300,000 Light Year Long Tail’ By Mark Hanson

26. Champion of people and space

“Technology prison (referring to the effect of satellites on astronomical images)” by: Raphael Asthma

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People And Space Winner – ‘The Prison Of Technology’ By Rafael Schmall

27. Shortlist section

“Sunspots Ar 2741 and Ar 2740” by Ruslan Ilnitsk

Astronomical images of 2020

Shortlist – ‘Sunspots Ar 2741 And Ar 2740’ By Ruslan Ilnitsky

28. Runner-up in the Planets, Comets, and Asteroids category

“In The Outer Reaches (a reference to a science fiction story of the same name)” by Martin Lewis

Astronomical images of 2020

Planets, Comets And Asteroids Runner Up – ‘In The Outer Reaches’ By Martin Lewis

Which of these images deserves the title of the most beautiful astronomical picture of the year?