To enhance our amateurs’ abilities of astro-observation and astrophotography, to stimulate the public’s imagination and creativity, and to better feel the beauty of the stars, universe and science. We have the ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST now. We sincerely invite global astronomers and photographers to participate.

Here are the fantastic works from the first edition of 2020 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!

It is Patrick Bosse and his target Lion Nebula captured with ZWO ASI1600MM that won the championship.


The winning entry:

Photographer: Patrick Bosse

Target: Lion Nebula


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool + Skywatcher Esprit 80ed

Ha: 600 x 180s

OIII: 600 x 180s

Total exposure time: 60 hours

About the camera:

ASI1600MM Pro $1,480.00–$1,639.00


Entries from other photographers:

Photographer: Yan Nick

Target: IC1805(Heart Nebula)


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + Celestron RASA 8″


Photographer: Roland Ivan

Target: M42


Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + ZWO ASI120MM mini + ASIAIR + Celestron rasa 11 + CEM60

30 x 180s + 45 x 120s + 30 x 10s + 30 x 2s


Photographer: Jonas Illner

Target: Veil Nebula


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM + Samyang 135mm

Photographer: TJ Connolly

Target: LDN1235(Shark Nebula)


Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro  + Astronomik UV/IR + Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD + Hyperstar V4 (f2.2 – 516mm)

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