Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

Russian photographer Artem Mironov has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the globe to win the title of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017, run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

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Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. (Genesis 2:1)

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(ibtimes.co.uk)—The photographer along with fellow astrophotographer Sean Goebel embarked on a mission to shoot a night hike up the Cable Route of Yosemite’s Half Dome. Hiking some 110lbs (50 kg) of gear and water between them to the summit of Mount Watkins, a sculpted rocky summit northeast of Half Dome on the other side of Tenaya Canyon, they set up their cameras for time-lapse and stills while another friend, Wade Meade, made the ascent from Yosemite Valley to the summit, lighting the trail with a small lantern and some bright headlamps.