One of the highly commended images for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young competition.

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Competition is for budding young astronomy photographers aged 15 or under. All winners are featured in our annual competition book and showcased in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. 

Highly Commended for the IAPY 2016 Young Competition

'Just Missed the Bullseye' by Scott Carnie-Bronca (Australia), aged 14 was highly commended for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition. Scott took the image at Harrogate, South Australia, Australia on 12 January 2016, using a Canon 70D camera with 17 mm f/5.6 lens, at ISO 1600 with 30-second exposure.

What the photographer says

‘While taking this star trail, a bright light slowly traversed the sky. I realized that it was the International Space Station, and that it was seemingly aiming for the south celestial pole. The photo didn’t quite line up, however, which created the streak just below the centre of the star trail.’ Scott Carnie-Bronca

What the judges say

‘This photo was taken while UK astronaut Tim Peake was on board the ISS – which makes me wonder whether he was pointing his own camera down at Australia at the same moment this young photographer was looking up!’ Marek Kukula

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by Insight Investment, is an annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by amateur and professional astrophotographers. The winning images are showcased in a stunning exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. 

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