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 9th edition of 2020 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!

It is ‎Janco Moolman and his target S和-308 captured with ZWO ASI1600MM that won the championship.

The winning entry:

Photographer: Janco Moolman

Target: Sh2-308


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM + Sky-Watcher Esprit ED Pro

Ha 5nm: 30 x 15min, OIII 3nm: 30 x 15min, RGB: 36 x 30s, Gain: 200, -15°C


About the camera:

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro $1,280.00


Entries from other astrophotographers

Photographer: Andy Marjama

Target: M42

M42-ZWO-ASI183MC Pro

Equipment: ZWO ASI183MC Pro + ZWO ASI290MM Mini + RASA 11 + EQ6-R Pro


Photographer: Michael Lev‎

Target: M42

M42-ZWO-ASI2600MC Pro

Equipment: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro + Hyperstar V4 for 8″

L: 60 x 120s + 60 x 10s, -15℃, no darks, no flats, no bias


Photographer: Brian Fulda‎

Target: Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula

Horsehead-flame-nebula-ZWO-ASI071MC Pro

Equipment: ZWO ASI071MC Pro + Orion 8″ f/3.9 Astrograph + Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro + ZWO OAG + ASI120MM Mini

L: 20 x 120s, Gain: 90, Offset: 20, no darks, no flats

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