Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich recently announced their award for Astronomy Photographer of the year.

With entries from 51 countries and 1700 entries to choose from, the committee had quite a task on their hands.

Using his Canon 5D Mk III camera a 33mm f/3.2 lens at ISO 1000 and a 10-second exposure, James Woodend from the UK took this shot title: Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon, to win the overall Earth and Space top honors.

Moon Balloon by Patrick Cullis, USA

Patrick Cullis from Denver even sent his camera to near space to capture the above image.  That’s the Moon just above the Earth’s atmosphere.

Images were submitted and judged with help from BBC Sky at Night Magazine (one of my FAVORITE magazines) and Flickr.

If you can’t make it to England to see the exhibit, you can look at all the images here.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  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 +

Norman

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