Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition: Highly Commended

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 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition

'Jupiter' by Olivia Williamson (UK), aged 12 was highly commended for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition. Olivia took the image at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 24 March 2016, using a Celestron C11 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope at f/25 with Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT mount, and an Imaging Source DMK 21AU618 camera with multiple channels and stacked exposures.

What the photographer says

‘My picture of Jupiter was taken from the grounds of the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi. I was lucky with the conditions that night, as I could see lots of details on the disc of the planet as I started to focus the telescope before capturing the videos. This is why I enjoy taking pictures of planets because you never know until you start how good it will be.’ Olivia Williamson

What the judges say

‘Technically highly accomplished: this is an astrophotographer to watch.’ 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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