Observatory and Capital

By: Mahdi Zamani and Suren Stepanian


Byurakan Observatory, Armenia


The 3rd winner of the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest in Against the Light category. An Iranian night sky photographer made this panoramic image from Byurakan Observatory near Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The Moon sets in the right and lights of the nearby city dominate the southern view of the observatory. There are many leading observatories of the past decades which are now severely affected by lights from enlarging cities. Mahdi Zamani

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