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 fourth edition of 2020 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!
It is Rene Torres and his target NGC 2359 captured with ZWO ASI1600GT that won the championship.
The winning entry:
Photographer: Rene Torres
Target: NGC 2359
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600GT+ William Optics FLT 132 mm + CEM60
Astrodon Ha 3nm 30 x 300s + OIII 3nm 25 x 300s
About the camera:
ZWO ASI1600GT $1,780.00
Entries from other photographers:
Photographer: Dominik Ehrhardt
Target: Rosette Nebula
Ha: 88 x 180s (4.4 hours)
OIII: 80 x 180s (4 hours)
Photographer: Ariel Cappelletti
Target: Sh2-308 / LBN 1052
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + SW Explorer 200P + SW Coma Corrector 0.9x + EQ6-R-Pro + ZWO EAF
Photographer: Janco Moolman
Target: M42 and The Running Man Nebula
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool + Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED + Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro + EFW + ZWO filters
Ha 7nm: 25 x 5min, gain 139
RGB: 42×3 x 2min, gain 139
RGB: 20 x 3 x 5s, gain 139
Total Integration Time: 5h 36min
Photographer: Mike Shapiro
Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + RASA 8 at F2 + AVX mount + STC Duo NB filter
Total Integration Time: 4 hours and 37 minutes
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