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Aurora provides spectacle, and Insight photography award

30 October 2018 Astronomy Now

France’s Nicolas Lefaudeux won top honours in the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’s aurorae category with this view of a gossemar-like auroral band above Sirkka, Finland, a view that lasted about one minute and gave the impression of speeding toward a greenish horizon.

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A dust-strewn starscape wins Insight photography award

28 October 2018 Astronomy Now

Italian photographer Mario Cogo captured this view of the Corona Australis dust complex with a six-hour exposure under a dark sky in Namibia, winning first place in the “Stars and Nebulae” category of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

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A mesmerising – and award winning – image of the Sun in eclipse

26 October 2018 Astronomy Now

French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux captured this remarkable view of the August 2017 solar eclipse from Unity, Oregon, showing the mesmerising streamers of the Sun’s corona extending outward more than 30 solar radii. The photo won first prize in the “Our Sun” category of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.