Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021: The Milky Ring A3 Print
"An expanse of cosmic dust, stars and nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy form a beautiful ring in this image. The panorama covers the entire galaxy visible from planet Earth. It’s an ambitious 360-degree mosaic that took two years to complete. Northern hemisphere sites in China and southern hemisphere sites in New Zealand were used to collect the image data. Like a glowing jewel set in the Milky Way ring, the bulge of the galactic centre is at the very top. The bright planet Jupiter is the beacon just above the central bulge and to the left of the red giant star Antares. Along the plane and almost 180° from the galactic centre at the bottom of the ring is the area around Orion. The ring of the Milky Way encompasses two notable galaxies in the southern skies, the Magellanic Clouds."
The Milky Ring © Zhong Wu
- 21 x 29.7cm finished size including border | 8.3 x 11.7in
- Delivered flat
- Expertly rendered to obtain a detailed print for your wall, on paper from sustainably managed forests.
Be captivated by 140 winning and shortlisted images from the 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. See them all in Astronomy Photographer of the Year Collection 10.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. The exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, will show over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.
Now in its 13th year, in 2021 the competition attracted over 4,500 entries from 75 countries across the globe. Photographers from around the globe competed to be part of the exhibition and take home the prestigious title.
Find exclusive astronomy prints and unique gifts for astronomy lovers. Our range of telescopes, gadgets and homewares are inspired by our Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Shop for astronomy guides, space reference books and our Royal Observatory Greenwich FirstScope 76 Celestron Telescope.
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The largest astrophotography competition in the world, Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the very best space photography from a global community of photographers.
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