Astrophotography Competition May 2018

Astro Photo Comp 2016-2(700x467)
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This years astrophotography competition on 20th May 2018 had two main categories

  1. Solar System,
  2. Deep Sky
  3. Smartphone

Three classes of astrophotography for:

  1. Less than 12 months experience
  2. Greater than 12 months expereince

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

Selection of supplied Winners & Runner-up images

Aurora- GMcCormick

Winners

Runners-up

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

Solar System

  • Less than 12 months experience, won by Greg McCormick, Astro image: Aurora from Iceland.
  • Greater than 12 months experience, won by Graham Darke. Astro image: Solar Eclipse – Spectacular Corona image.

Deep Sky

  • Less than 12 months experience, won by Kevin Urquhart, Astro image: Night sky scene.
  • Greater than 12 months experience, won by Graham Darke. Astro image: Orion with context.

Smartphone

  • One experience level: won by Dave Beedham, Astro image: Moon with annotations.
The Runner-up Astrophotographers by Category, Class and astro image were:

Solar System

  • Less than 12 months experience, won by Eve Hunter, Astro image: Moon.
  • Greater than 12 months experience, won by Keith Johnson. Astro image:  Spectacular Jupiter image.

Deep Sky

  • Less than 12 months experience, No Entry.
  • Greater than 12 months experience, won by Keith Johnson. Astro image: Horsehead Nebula in Orion.

Smartphone

  • One experience level: won by Isaac Darke, Astro image: Moon.