Guiding Light to the Stars A3 Print

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Guiding Light to the Stars by Mark Gee, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition entry.

29.7 x 42 cm print. 

A spectacular view of the Milky Way arching over the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The brightest light in the image is from the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. The central patch of light in the sky marks the bulge of stars at the heart of our Galaxy, 26,000 light years away. To the left, the two Magellanic Clouds, small satellite galaxies much further away, appear as faint smudges in the sky.

"I took a wide panorama made up of 20 individual images to get this shot. Stitching the images together was a challenge but the result was worth it!"

Mark Gee 2013

This product is part of the range created in response to the biggest exhibition of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year to date, on show at the National Maritime Museum’s new photography gallery.

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind.  Organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Insight Investment,  the competition receives entries from photographers all around the world. It annually showcases the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers.

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