2019 Astroimaging Contest Entries

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These photos (1 - 30) are the 2019 entries. Registrants voted for their People's Choice favourite. Note: with some internet browsers, hovering over the photo with your cursor, will display the photo details.

8 M27 Narrowband
8 M27 Narrowband (DS) Winner of the DS category - Jeff Donaldson
25 Mare Nubium’s Straight Wall
25 Mare Nubium’s Straight Wall (SS) Winner of the SS category - David Hoskin
13 I feel like a spot of tea. Where's the teapot?
13 I feel like a spot of tea. Where's the teapot? (WF) Winner of the WF category - Jerry Black
29 Balancing Rock and Milky Way
29 Balancing Rock and Milky Way (WF) Winner of the People's Choice Award - Barry Burgess
Image Title  - Fireball Meteor  What the object is - Meteor        Pertinent details - unplanned capture! I was shooting the Milky Way and the meteor photobombed the shot. It appears to have travelled horizontally above a cloud, which gives a helicopter effect. The green colour was pretty intense.   Location - Outer False Harbour near Cape Forchu lighthouse, Yarmouth County, NS  Time - July 2, 2019 at approximately 12:39:28 AM; my camera clock settings were "off" so I tried to correct the data by using a universal time clock.    Camera - Canon 6D  Settings - 20.0 seconds exposure, F/2.0. ISO 1600.  Lens - Sigma 20mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art on a Canon mount  Tripod, no tracker used  Processed in Photoshop CC from TIFF file with basic adjustments to brightness, contrast, shadows, dehaze, colour balance, luminance, saturation, noise and so on. Cropped to required size. 
 1 Fireball Meteor (WF)
2 WF Quinan Milky Way
2 Quinan Milky Way (WF)
3 DS  Bubble Nebula
3 Bubble Nebula in Hydrogen-alpha (DS)
4 Triangulum Galaxy (DS)
4 Triangulum Galaxy (DS)
5 Spirit Road (WF)
5 Spirit Road (WF)
5 Spirit Road (WF)
6 One Hundred Thousand Light Years (WF)
5 Spirit Road (WF)
7 Milky Way Rosé (WF)
9 Bubble and Friends
9 Bubble and Friends (DS)
10 The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)
10 The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) (DS)
11 Sagittarius Star Cloud and beyond
11 Sagittarius Star Cloud and beyond (DS)
12 Shadows from the center of the Galaxy
12 Shadows from the center of the Galaxy (WF)
14 10.8-day-old-moon
14 10.8-day-old-moon (SS)
15 Comet meets the Pleiades
15 Comet meets the Pleiades (WF)
16 Winter sky with comet
16 Winter sky with comet (WF)
17 The Flaming Star Nebula
17 The Flaming Star Nebula (DS)
18 The Tadpoles Nebula
18 The Tadpoles Nebula (DS)
19 Life‘s Good
19 Life‘s Good (WF)
20 Blue Moon
20 Blue Moon (SS)
21 Half Moon
21 Half Moon (SS)
22 Contrast
22 Contrast (WF)
23 The Trifid Nebula (Messier 20)
23 The Trifid Nebula (Messier 20) (DS)
24 The Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27)
24 The Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) (DS)
26 Sunspot Pair
26 Sunspot Pair (SS)
27 Northumberland Strait Milky Way
27 Northumberland Strait Milky Way (WF)
28 New Moon and the Bull’s Eye
28 New Moon and the Bull’s Eye (WF)
30 Rocks and Stars
30 Rocks and Stars (WF)

 


 

Examples of previous entries from 2017 and 2018...  

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 Gibbous Moon

Zodiacal Light

Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Milky Way at Keji

 Starman

Iris Nebula, NGC 7025

M13 Hercules Cluster

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Facing Inward, San Pedro de Atacama Chile
Earth Shadow
Earth Shadow
 
 M13 Hercules Cluster

M42 Orion Nebula

Southern Milky Way

Harvest Moon