Astrophotography Competition 2016

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This years astrophotography competition on 15th May 2016 had two main categories

  1. Solar System,
  2. Deep Sky

Three classes of astrophotography for:

  1. Beginners,
  2. Intermediates.
  3. Advanced .

The images in all categories were of a very high standard this year and in some cases between the  intermediate and advanced classes the votes separating the winner and runner-up were separated by couple of votes!

Selection of Winners & Runner-up images

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Winners

Runners-up

The Winning Astrophotographers by Category, Class and astro image were:

Solar System

  • Beginner, won by Kris Dawson, Astro image: Moon.
  • Intermediate, won by Brenda Wadham. Astro image: Uranus.
  • Advanced, won by Stephen Carr. Astro image: Solar (Ha) and Airliner (A340).

Deep Sky

  • Beginner, won by Kenneth Hesp, Astro image: Messier 13 (M13).
  • Intermediate, won by David Shaw, Astro image: Rosette Nebula.
  • Advanced, won by Chris Duffy, Astro image: Veil Nebula.
The Runner-up Astrophotographers by Category, Class and astro image were:

Solar System

  • Beginner, runner-up by Kris Dawson, Astro image: Lunar eclipse.
  • Intermediate, runner-up by Ron Palgrave. Astro image: Jupiter.
  • Advanced, runner-up by Michael Tweedy. Astro image: Lunar eclipse.

Deep Sky

  • Beginner, runner-up by Peter Chapman, Astro image: Milky Way galaxy.
  • Intermediate, runner-up by Rob Willdridge, Astro image: N. Yorks Milky Way galaxy.
  • Advanced, runner-up by Chris Duffy, Astro image: Rosette Nebula.
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