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Hungarian Photographer Competes for Best Astronomy Photo Award

Csongor Szij 2021.07.01.

Since 2009, the official international year of astronomy, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich has organized an astrophotography competition every year. This year, there are two pictures made by a Hungarian on the list of possible winners.

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich has published the list of photographs from which they will choose the winners before the 16th of September. This year, astrophotographers from 75 different countries have entered the competition with around 4,000 pictures. In addition to the main prize of £ 10,000 (roughly around HUF 4 million),  other prizes will be awarded in eight thematic categories.

Péter Feltóti, vice-president of the Association of Hungarian Astrophotographers, made it into the first round again this year with his photo of the Veil Nebula (see above), and with this image of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Péter Feltóti / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

Two years ago, László Francsics, President of the Association of Hungarian Astrophotographers, was able to win in two categories. The photo that won the main category was a composition of the Moon as it enters into Earth’s shadow.

Hungarian Photographer Wins Astrophoto of the Year Award
Hungarian Photographer Wins Astrophoto of the Year Award

Hungarian photographer László Francsics has been named the overall winner of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019. His photo, ‘Into the Shadow’, depicts the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019. The photographer also won two other awards at the competition. László Francsics, president of the Association of Hungarian Astrophotographers, […]Continue reading

Featured photo by Péter Feltóti / Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021