Astro-cameras at the ready!Posted: January 21, 2011
The 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition was launched yesterday by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The 2010 competition produced some wonderful images and worthy winners and I’m sure the same will be true this year.
It’s really easy to enter. All you have to do is upload your photos to the competitions Flickr group. There are lots of categories ranging from the Solar System to Deep Space. There’s also a new category this year for photos taken with publicly available robotic telescopes, so you don’t even have to have your own camera to take part! However, if you do want some tips on how to get started with astrophotography check out Miller’s guest post.
I know things have been a bit quiet around here over the past few weeks. I’m off to Hawaii tomorrow to use the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (it’s the central building in the photo below) so I’m hoping to do some blogging from there. I’m supposed to be looking for sites of star formation in nearby galaxies, but the weather’s been terrible on the mountain recently (snow, ice & fog) so I might have more free time than I think!
Image credit: A. Woodcraft