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

NGC2237-ZWO-ASI1600MM Pro

Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + ZWO ASI290 MiniTS 100Q Refractor + CEM60 + ZWO Ha & OIII

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

Target: M42


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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