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looklook 78M
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10/26/2018 7:32 am

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Prize winning photos of Celestial Photography of night Sky- 2018

Those who are interested in Celestial Photography of the night sky may please view the prize winning photos of the current year here below:


1. Transport the Soul: Brad Goldpaint (USA)

This amazing photo by Brad Goldpaint won the top prize for the People and Space category and the overall best photo submitted to the competition.
The photo depicts a loan photographer, Andromeda Galaxy (top left), the Milky Way galaxy (top right), and the Moon.

2. Speeding on the Aurora Lane: Nicolas Lefaudeux (France)

This photo has been chosen as the best in the Aurorae category. Takenfrom Sirkka, Finland by Nicolas Lefaudeux of France.A careful look will reveal the Big Dipper constellation at the heart of these aurorae, which lasted less than a minute.

3. NGC 3521, Mysterious Galaxy: Steven Mohr (Australia)

The photo shows spiral galaxy NGC 3521, which is located around 26 million light-years from Earth. This image, taken from Victoria, Australia, comprises around 20.5 hours of exposure time. Best photo: Galaxy Category.

4. Inverted Colours of the boundary between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis: Jordi Delpeix Borrell (Spain)

By creating an inverted telescopic image of the lunar landscape,photographer Jordi Delpeix Borrell was able to highlight some of the Moon’s finer details. Taken from a telescope near Barcelona Spain, the photo won top prize in the Our Moon category.

5. Sun King, Little King, and God of War: Nicolas Lefaudeux (France)

The winner of the Our Sun category shows the eclipsed moon, Mars (the red dot at far right), and the blue star Regulus (just to the left of the Moon). The total exposure lasted 100 seconds and was recorded in more than 120 individual images. Nicolas Lefaudeux captured this photo from Unity Oregon, a location he chose based on weather forecasts

6. Two Comets with the Pleiades: Damian Peach (UK)

The winning image for the Robotic Scope category shows a very rare conjunction of two bright comets passing the famous Pleiades star cluster in Taurus at the same time. Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN) can be seen at far left, while C2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS) is in the center. Photographer Damian Peach captured the seen in Mayhill, New Mexico.

7. Circumpolar: Ferenc Szémár (Hungary)

This extra-long exposure taken in Gatyatető, Hungary, took half the winter to create. The circumpolar star Almach, also known as Gamma Andromedae, can be seen streaking above the horizon. This photo won Ferenc Szémár top prize in the Skyscapes category.

8. Corona Australis Dust Complex: Mario Cogo (Italy}

This stunning photo of nebulas NGC 6726-27-29, dark dust cloud Bernes 157, globular cluster NGC 6723, and other celestial objects, was awarded top prize in the Stars and Nebulae category. This six-hour exposure was taken from a farm in Namibia.

9. Great Autumn Morning: Fabian Dalpiaz (Italy)

15-year old Fabian Dalpiaz won the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year award for this moody image. On an early Monday morning (before an exam at school) Dalpiaz decided to go out and take some images. He got lucky and captured this incredible photograph of a meteor passing over the Dolomites.

10. Galaxy Curtain Call Performance: Tianhong Li (China)

Tianhong Li was awarded the Best Newcomer prize for this photo taken in Ming’antu, China.













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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 8:09 am

The Celestial Night Sky of 2018

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Abelle2 77F
28636 posts
10/26/2018 8:37 am

Wow! If only more people looked up to the night sky.


Archer62 77F
4016 posts
10/26/2018 8:53 am

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THANKS FOR SHARING.


sewg1941 77F
488 posts
10/26/2018 9:47 am

Thank you Looklook, the photos are beautiful. I haven't really seen the jewels in the night sky for many years..city living!!!


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 10:34 am

    Quoting Abelle2:
    Wow! If only more people looked up to the night sky.
Hello,
You are absolutely right, Abelle. Of late, most of us have forgotten to look up to the night sky! Moreover, our visions are barred by high rise buildings in cities where we live!


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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 10:40 am

    Quoting Archer62:
    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THANKS FOR SHARING.
Thanks for stopping by and for the comments that you have kindly left here, Archer. I appreciate. Stay well and happy.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


sparkleflit 71F
3573 posts
10/26/2018 10:56 am

I live far from any city, in the rain-forest.........I look up a lot, but my gaze is very often met by the bottom of clouds..........


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 11:03 am

    Quoting sewg1941:
    Thank you Looklook, the photos are beautiful. I haven't really seen the jewels in the night sky for many years..city living!!!
Hello sewg,
We live in concrete jungle where Skyscrapers have totally barred our vision. We can not see the blue sky even at day times. That's why I want to go back to the city where I grew up., At least, I could again gaze at the night sky as I used to do when I was a boy! Take care and stay well.


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CarolynVII 90F
3694 posts
10/26/2018 11:58 am

Good afternoon, my friend

Your input into this blog is always so uplifting and informative. I love seeing pictures of your homeland and the people whose lives are so different from mine. We are all one and have so much to learn from the other.

Blessings, my friend, and I hope your wish to move back to your homeland is realized. I lived in India for a time and remember spending evenings on the dark bank of a river watching the stars. Thank you for the glimpse and memories into the past.


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 12:50 pm

    Quoting  :

Thank you so much for your post, Karin. It always feels good to read from you here on my blog page. Hope you are doing fine. Have a nice weekend...Anam.

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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 12:53 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    I live far from any city, in the rain-forest.........I look up a lot, but my gaze is very often met by the bottom of clouds..........
Hello sparkleflit
I can understand the situation very well, sparkle! We experience similar problem during Monsoon season! I believe you love Mother Nature and you are a photographer too. You can take wonderful Photos of the trees in the Rain forest where you live now! Be happy always


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boogie7102 73F
338 posts
10/26/2018 1:24 pm

I am very fortunate to live at about 7000' in the mountains with beautiful clear skies and minimal light pollution. I look up at the skies every night and realize how very fortunate I am. Beautiful photos and thanks for always being so positive in your blogs and comments. You stand as an excellent example of grace and dignity in the aging process


bob77O21__ 75M
8004 posts
10/26/2018 8:56 pm

AWESOME photography. Thanks so much for sharing.


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 8:57 pm

    Quoting CarolynVII:
    Good afternoon, my friend

    Your input into this blog is always so uplifting and informative. I love seeing pictures of your homeland and the people whose lives are so different from mine. We are all one and have so much to learn from the other.

    Blessings, my friend, and I hope your wish to move back to your homeland is realized. I lived in India for a time and remember spending evenings on the dark bank of a river watching the stars. Thank you for the glimpse and memories into the past.
Good Morning, my friend
It made me really happy once again to read from you here on my blog page after such a long time. I hope that you are keeping well by His grace. I may say here that the comments that are left here by readers like you inspire me to do better every time I read them. True, we are all one and have much to learn from the other. Believe me please that I learn something new when I read your comments either here or else where.
Carolyn, dear friend, I need to tell you that I am living in Dhaka, the capital city of my homeland Bangladesh. It has turned into a mega city within last 46 years. I simply find myself a lost soul there confined mostly indoors and therefore now feel like going back to the town where I grew up. I want to get back what I missed during last half a century or more!
May I ask you where did you live while in India and when? God bless you and your family, my friend. Take care and stay cheerful always.


Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


GLUMO 83F
8758 posts
10/26/2018 9:19 pm

Wonderful pictures! I always have been intrigued by the immense universe.
Thank you Looklook. Stay well and happy.



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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 9:31 pm

    Quoting boogie7102:
    I am very fortunate to live at about 7000' in the mountains with beautiful clear skies and minimal light pollution. I look up at the skies every night and realize how very fortunate I am. Beautiful photos and thanks for always being so positive in your blogs and comments. You stand as an excellent example of grace and dignity in the aging process
Hello boogie,
You are really lucky that you can look up at the clear skies every night from where you live now! Tell me please do you not feel home when you watch night Sky each evening? I believe that those billions of stars and millions of galaxies that come to your view during watching them silently, must make you feel how unimportant we might be in this vast universe!
I wonder what could I say about what you have said at above about me and my blogs? Thank you so much, boogie, my friend, (hope I can call you a friend) living far away from the place where I live now.
Have a nice weekend and take care of yourself.



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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 9:34 pm

    Quoting bob77O21__:
    AWESOME photography. Thanks so much for sharing.
Bob,hello
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog page and for the post that you have left there on. I appreciate.
Have a nice weekend.


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looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/26/2018 9:54 pm

    Quoting GLUMO:
    Wonderful pictures! I always have been intrigued by the immense universe.
    Thank you Looklook. Stay well and happy.
Thank you Glumo for your comments left here on my blog page. The night skies and the celestial bodies hanging there made me intrigued too always about the vastness of the universe and how insignificant component we could be there in!
Have a pleasant weekend, Glumo. Stay safe and sound.


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boogie7102 73F
338 posts
10/27/2018 12:40 am

    Quoting looklook:
    Hello boogie,
    You are really lucky that you can look up at the clear skies every night from where you live now! Tell me please do you not feel home when you watch night Sky each evening? I believe that those billions of stars and millions of galaxies that come to your view during watching them silently, must make you feel how unimportant we might be in this vast universe!
    I wonder what could I say about what you have said at above about me and my blogs? Thank you so much, boogie, my friend, (hope I can call you a friend) living far away from the place where I live now.
    Have a nice weekend and take care of yourself.


You can always call me a friend ! My son and I were just discussing the stars and planets tonight. One has to be very arrogant to think that the Earth is the center of the universe. There has got to be life out there ! My grandmother would say that we are no ore important than a blade of grass, and I think she was correct.


boogie7102 73F
338 posts
10/27/2018 12:42 am

    Quoting CarolynVII:
    Good afternoon, my friend

    Your input into this blog is always so uplifting and informative. I love seeing pictures of your homeland and the people whose lives are so different from mine. We are all one and have so much to learn from the other.

    Blessings, my friend, and I hope your wish to move back to your homeland is realized. I lived in India for a time and remember spending evenings on the dark bank of a river watching the stars. Thank you for the glimpse and memories into the past.
Please tell us about your experience and where you lived in India. We all have a story to tell and should share more !


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/27/2018 7:22 pm

    Quoting boogie7102:
    You can always call me a friend ! My son and I were just discussing the stars and planets tonight. One has to be very arrogant to think that the Earth is the center of the universe. There has got to be life out there ! My grandmother would say that we are no ore important than a blade of grass, and I think she was correct.
boogie.....your grandmother was definitely a wise lady and far advanced than her time. I agree with your opinion that 'there has got to be life out there'. They may be far more intelligent than we humans are. Thanks again for your comments left here. Have a joyous Sunday.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


brightsmile003B 79F
482 posts
10/28/2018 8:48 am

Hello Look.......Gorgeous pictures ,thank you so much for sharing them.


looklook 78M
2662 posts
10/28/2018 10:03 am

    Quoting brightsmile003B:
    Hello Look.......Gorgeous pictures ,thank you so much for sharing them.
Bright hello,
Thanks for stopping by and for your post. I appreciate.
Stay always cheerful and well.

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queen71 47F
14 posts
11/8/2018 10:54 am

Look very nice pictures ..Wow!


looklook 78M
2662 posts
11/8/2018 10:17 pm

    Quoting queen71:
    Look very nice pictures ..Wow!
Thank you so much, queen. I appreciate.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.


earthytaurus3 78F
38362 posts
11/9/2018 4:27 pm

The WONDER of it all!


looklook 78M
2662 posts
11/9/2018 6:22 pm

Thank you for stopping by and for your short but meaningful post. I appreciate.
Have a pleasant weekend, earthytaurus,


Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.