“Green Energy” – This type of image disappears in a split second, the Northern Lights are moving so quickly that it is almost impossible to catch, Broms explains.
Fredrik Broms won both the second and third place at the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
Each year, the Royal Museums Greenwich arranges the photo contest Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
Yesterday, the winners were awarded in London, and Tromsø photographer Fredrik Broms could bring two medals back to Norway.
“Nobel Prize” for Astrophotography
– The competition has evolved to become a sort of Nobel Prize for astrophotography, with more and more – and better and better – submissions, a very pleased Broms explains to NRK
(article continues)“Icy Visitor» The comet in the picture is named Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs.
His aurora image
“Green Energy” came second in the category “Earth and Space”, while the comet image “Icy Visitor” finished third in the same category.
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This is not the first time Broms has won a prize in this competition. In 2010, he finished third with “Surrounded by Space”.
Broms – who is a trained marine biologist – has always been interested in astronomy and photography. Earlier this year, he published the book called Northern Lights – A guide together with physician Pål Brekke.
Text modified by: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews
Photos by: Fredrik Broms