The photo, taken in Forges-Les-Bains, Lle-de-France, has surpassed thousands of apprentices and professional photographers around the world to win a prize of 10,000 British pounds.
Ed Robinson, the competition’s judge, said: “For many of us, our nearest neighbor, the galaxy Andromeda, may seem far away, but a photograph of it showing that it is within our physical reach is truly magical. ” To show a special effect called tilt-shift, the French photographer used a 3D printer to point the camera at a certain angle to the telescope.
The opacity of the shore creates the illusion of being nearby, while the constellation is two million light-years away.
Winners of other titles, including details provided by the competition organizers:
Aurora: The Green Lady, photographer-Nicholas Roemmelt, Germany
Best New Photographer: Waves, Photographer – Bence Toth Hungary
Our Moon category: Tycho Crater region with colors. Photographer – Alain Paillou, France
Our Sun category: Liquid Sunshine Photographer – Alexandra Hart, UK
People and Space category: The Prison of Technology. Photographer – Rafael Schmall, Hungary ￼
Planets, comets and asteroids category: Space between us, photographer – Lukasz Sujka, Poland
Skyscapes Category: Painting the Sky, Photographer – Thomas Kast, Germany
Stars and Nebulae: Cosmic inferno Photographer – Peter Ward, Australia
Young Category: Four Planets and the Moon, Photographer: Alice Fock Hang, France
Annie Mander Prize for Image Innovation: Dark River, Photographer – Julie F. Hill, UK
The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 will be on display in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London from October 23, 2020 to August 8, 2021.