The president of the Hungarian Astrophotographer Association, László Francsics, won three different awards at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Competition. Apart from his picture of the Full Moon turning red as it is entering the shadow of the Earth, his infrared Saturn was also awarded.
Competitors could register to the prestigious competition of the Royal Observatory Greenwich (Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019), with their photos from last year, according to Index.
This year, the number of applicants broke the record with 4600 registrations in 11 different categories.
Francsics won first place in the categories of “Our Moon” and “Robotic Scope.“ With his image of the lunar eclipse from January 2018, he won the grand prize of the competition
– this way, he became the astrophotographer of the year. Apart from László Francsics, five other Hungarian photographers also participated in the competition with nice achievements – Péter Feltóti, András Papp, Rafael Schmall, and Ferenc Szémár made it to the finals as well.
The grand prize picture received appreciative comments from the jury, e.g. they praised the creative composition, the technical precision, the artistic harmony, and the masterful beauty. You can see the category winner picture of the Robotic Scope catergory below – the Infrared Saturn.
Check out all the winner images of the eleven different categories here.
Source: index.hu theguardian.com