With this remarkable photograph, Luc Jamet was awarded the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year Overall Winner Award.
“This is a picture of the 2015 solar eclipse as seen from Svalbard, Norway. Totality had begun 16 seconds before this picture was taken, about 100 metres above Sassendalen, Spitsbergen. The photo is an HDR [High Dynamic Range] composition made from three takes (Canon EOS 7D camera, 16mm f/5 lens, ISO 200, 1/6-, 1/2- and 1.6-second exposures). We can see clearly the lunar shadow’s edge in the sky. The bright spot in the upper left of the photo is Venus.”
This year the annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition received a record 2700 entries by astrophotographers from 59 countries around the world. These astonishing pictures reveal fresh perspectives on astrophotography favourites alongside some of the great astronomical events of the last year.BACK TO PHOTO