Astronomy Photographs of the Year 2012

The Royal Observatory Greenwich have selected their picks for the best astronomy photographs for the year.

Deep Space category winner – M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, Martin Pugh (UK/Australia)

Earth and Space category winner – Star Icefall, Masahiro Miyasaka (Japan)

Our Solar System category winner – Transit of Venus 2012 in Hydrogen-Alpha, Chris Warren (UK)

Young astronomy photographer category winner – Pleiades Cluster, Jacob von Chorus (Canada)

Venus-Jupiter Close Conjunction, by Laurent Laveder (France)
Special prize category winner – Venus-Jupiter Close Conjunction, by Laurent Laveder (France)

Elephant’s Trunk with Ananas, by Lóránd Fényes (Hungary)

Best Newcommer category winner – Elephant’s Trunk with Ananas, by Lóránd Fényes (Hungary)

The Sunflower Galaxy, by Thomas Read (UK)
Robtic Scope category winner – The Sunflower Galaxy, by Thomas Read (UK)
Congratulations to all the contestants and the winners. Click on the link above to see all the amazing photographs that were entered into the contest.
If you need help to copyright your photographs, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

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