It is that time of the year again, the Sunderland Astronomical Society’s Astrophotography Competition will held on Sunday 18th May 2014, from 7:00 pm, where the best of our SAS astrophotography images will be displayed and voted on at this competition event.
Traditionally, this is our end-of-season meeting and consequently enjoys something of a more relaxed atmosphere.
This year there will be two categories on Solar System and Deep Sky, in beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, and a winner and runners-up photos will be voted on for each category class.
- Solar System: Beginner;
- Solar System: Intermediate;
- Solar System: Advanced;
- Deep Sky: Beginner;
- Deep Sky: Intermediate;
- Deep Sky: Advanced.
The winners will receive prizes & the highly prized SAS Astrophotography certificates,
& the runners-up will receive the highly prized certificates.
To submit your photos for the competition, bring them with you on the night of the competition or submit them to our chairman before the event.
There are 3 main rules for competition entries:
Rule 1: Each astronomical object/image taken within the last twelve months should be printed on a photograph up to A4 in size with the following information on the back of each photo.
Alternatively, if you prefer the following information can be written on a post-it note on then stuck on the back of your photo (if you wish to preserve you photo – post it notes can be provided on the night):
- Category (i.e. Solar System or Deep Sky)
- Class, (i.e. Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced);
- Name of your astronomical object, associated identifier (for e.g. Orion Nebula, M42);
- Equipment used to take the image; (for e.g. Skywatcher Evostar 80 DS-PRO ED, Cannon 600D, EQ6, etc);
- Your Name;
- Your contact details (Email/Tel No.)”, if required.
Rule 2: The Beginner Class photo entries will be limited to members whom are in the first year of astrophotography.
Rule 3: It has been decided that for the astrophotography competition this year will be open to Sunderland Astronomical Society members only.
So if you are not currently a SAS member and would like to submit your astro photos into the competition you will need to join & fill out an application form and bring it with you on the night or join before the event.
A selection of the winning & runner-up astrophotographers images and certificate presentations will be shown website after the competition.
The best of luck to all astro photo entries.