I seriously envy the Astronauts living in the International Space Station.
The winners of the 4th Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition were announced yesterday evening at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London.
The image above is one of my favourites. It is an image of the Pleiades Cluster. The photo was taken by 15-year-old Canadian boy named Jacob von Chorus – winner of the Young Astronomy Photographer category.
First Amateur Image of Another Solar System
Amateur astronomer Rolf Wahl Olsen from New Zealand shared an image with Universe Today, and it is perhaps the first image of another solar system taken by an amateur. The image above is Olsen’s image of the protoplanetary disc around Beta Pictoris.
“For the last couple of years I have been wondering if it was possible for amateurs to capture this special target but have never come across any such images,” Olsen wrote in an email. “I must say it feels really special to have actually captured this.”
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