"Space Wallpaper": named a finalist for "Astronomy Photographer of the Year"

"Astronomy Photographer of the Year" (Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year) - is the biggest international competition of astrophotography which are submitted annually to the amazing pictures of the night sky and the universe. The competition was set up ten years ago, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and still remains the largest event in astrophotography.

"This year has shown us that to judge the work of certain categories of participants is incredibly difficult - Melanie Vanderbruk says art curator of the Royal Museums Greenwich. - For example, in the category of "Stars and Nebula" shows the beauty of the variety of colors, textures and shapes. "

The competition was attended by 4,200 photos from photographers from 91 countries. The winners of the prestigious competition will be announced on October 24. On the same day, after a decade of competition in the UK National Maritime Museum will host an exhibition, where the winners will be presented with the best works of the past.

Among them will be, and the work of Russian photographer Artem Mironov, who made a picture of clouds of gas and dust in a molecular cloud Rho Ophiuchi (pictured above).