Verbluffende ruimtefoto’s: die 2014 wenners


Die inskrywings vir die jaarlikse Insight Astronomy Photographer or the Year het weer verstommende foto’s opgelewer.
Ons vertoon net enkeles. Gaan die webwerf vir nog indrukwekkende ruimtefoto’s.

Die perdekop-nebula deur Bill Snyder. Met dié foto het hy die DEEP SPACE afdeling gewen. Dit is wat die foto toon: The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most-photographed objects in the night sky, but
 this astonishing image succeeds in showing it in
 a brand-new light. Rather than focusing solely on
the black silhouette of the horsehead itself, the photographer draws the eye down to the creased and folded landscape of gas and dust at its base,
and across to the glowing cavity surrounding a bright star. By pushing the compositional boundaries of astrophotography, this image expands our view and tells a new story about a familiar object.

Die perdekop-nebula deur Bill Snyder. Met dié foto het hy die 2104 DEEP SPACE afdeling gewen. Dit is wat die foto toon: The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most-photographed objects in the night sky, but
 this astonishing image succeeds in showing it in
 a brand-new light. Rather than focusing solely on
the black silhouette of the horsehead itself, the photographer draws the eye down to the creased and folded landscape of gas and dust at its base,
and across to the glowing cavity surrounding a bright star. By pushing the compositional boundaries of astrophotography, this image expands our view and tells a new story about a familiar object.

Die 2014 wenfoto in die afdeling Earth & Space. Die foto deur James Woodend toon ‘n aurora oor 'n gletser. Hier is meer inligting oor die foto: The pale-green glow of the aurora comes from oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere, energized by subatomic particles blasted out by the Sun. The particles are funneled down towards the north and south poles by the Earth’s magnetic field, which is why these spectacular light shows are so often juxtaposed with the frozen scenery of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Here the photographer has skilfully captured the delicate, icy colouration of land, water and sky.

Die 2014 wenfoto in die afdeling Earth & Space. Die foto deur James Woodend toon ‘n aurora oor ‘n gletser. Hier is meer inligting oor die foto: The pale-green glow of the aurora comes from oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere, energized by subatomic particles blasted out by the Sun. The particles are funneled down towards the north and south poles by the Earth’s magnetic field, which is why these spectacular light shows are so often juxtaposed with the frozen scenery of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Here the photographer has skilfully captured the delicate, icy colouration of land, water and sky.

Die 2014 wenner van die afdeling Our Solar System, is Alexandra Hart, met haar foto van die son se vuurwarm oppervlakte. Dít is wat die foto toon: The Sun’s boiling surface curves away beneath us in this evocative shot, which powerfully conveys the scale and violence of our parent star. The tortured region of solar activity on the left could swallow
up the Earth several times with room to spare. The photographer’s comparison with stones dropped into a pond is an apt one: the Sun’s outer layers do indeed behave like a fluid, but one that is constantly twisted and warped by intense magnetic forces.

Die 2014 wenner van die afdeling Our Solar System, is Alexandra Hart, met haar foto van die son se vuurwarm oppervlakte. Dít is wat die foto toon: The Sun’s boiling surface curves away beneath us in this evocative shot, which powerfully conveys the scale and violence of our parent star. The tortured region of solar activity on the left could swallow
up the Earth several times with room to spare. The photographer’s comparison with stones dropped into a pond is an apt one: the Sun’s outer layers do indeed behave like a fluid, but one that is constantly twisted and warped by intense magnetic forces.

Die wenners in die afdeling vir jong astronomie fotograwe is gewen deur Shishir en Shashank Dholakia. Hulle het die perdekop nebula afgeneem. Hier is 'n beskrywing van die foto: This is a superb image of the Horsehead Nebula. It shows clearly the well-known red glow that appears to come from behind the horsehead. This glow is produced by hydrogen gas that has been ionized by neighbouring stars. The image draws particular attention to the cloud of heavily concentrated dust within the horse’s head. This is silhouetted against the red glow because it blocks so much of the light that is trying to get through.

Die wenners in die afdeling vir jong astronomie fotograwe is Shishir en Shashank Dholakia. Hulle het die perdekop nebula afgeneem. Hier is ‘n beskrywing van die foto: This is a superb image of the Horsehead Nebula. It shows clearly the well-known red glow that appears to come from behind the horsehead. This glow is produced by hydrogen gas that has been ionized by neighbouring stars. The image draws particular attention to the cloud of heavily concentrated dust within the horse’s head. This is silhouetted against the red glow because it blocks so much of the light that is trying to get through.

‘n Spesiale prys is aan Chris Murphy toegeken vir die foto. Die foto toon die volgende: ‘Deep time’ seems to be the subliminal message of this moody scene, with each layer of the foreground rocks recording thousands of years of geological history. Meanwhile, in the sky, time and distance are inextricably entwined, as the light from the stars takes decades, centuries or even millennia to reach us across the immense gulf of space.

‘n Spesiale beginnersprys is aan Chris Murphy toegeken vir die foto wat hy in Nieu Seeland geneem het. Die foto toon die volgende: ‘Deep time’ seems to be the subliminal message of this moody scene, with each layer of the foreground rocks recording thousands of years of geological history. Meanwhile, in the sky, time and distance are inextricably entwined, as the light from the stars takes decades, centuries or even millennia to reach us across the immense gulf of space.

Een van die jong naaswenners in die afdeling vir jong fotograwe was Emmett Sparling met die foto van nuwejaar oor Ciprus. Dít is wat die foto toon: Looking closely at the light coming from each of the stars, we can see different colours, which are incredibly useful to the scientists that study them. The different coloured light can tell us about what stage of life stars are at: they could be young, hot blue stars or older red stars nearing the end of their life.

Een van die jong naaswenners in die afdeling vir jong fotograwe was Emmett Sparling met die foto van nuwejaar oor Ciprus. Dít is wat die foto toon: Looking closely at the light coming from each of the stars, we can see different colours, which are incredibly useful to the scientists that study them. The different coloured light can tell us about what stage of life stars are at: they could be young, hot blue stars or older red stars nearing the end of their life.