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 44th edition of 2019 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!

It is Sergey Trudolyubov and his target NGC 772 captured with ZWO ASI183MM Pro that won the championship.


The winning entry:

Photographer: Sergey Trudolyubov 

Target: NGC 772


Equipment: ZWO ASI183MM Pro + 250 mm f/4 Lacerta PhotoNewton + Orion HDX110 EQ-G

L: 76x300s (gain 0, bin 1×1)

R: 27x300s (gain 53, bin 1×1)

G: 25x300s (gain 53, bin 1×1) 

B: 25x300s (gain 53, bin 1×1)

Total Exposure Time: 12.8 hours



Entries from other photographers:

Photographer: Gennaro Raia 

Target: IC 434 (Horsehead Nebula)


Equipment:  ZWO ASI294MC Pro + ZWO ASI178 MC + Optics SharpStar 107ph at f5 + EQ6 Pro + Optolong L-Pro filter


Photographer: Ian Barredo 

Target: NGC 7380 (Wizard Nebula)


Equipment: ZWO ASI183 + William Optics Zenithstar 103mm + ASI120 mini + Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 + ASIAIR + 7nm 6.5nm SHO set

Total exposure time: 15 hours


Photographer: Deddy Dayag 

Target: M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)


Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + ASI178MC + Celestron CPC-1100 + Alt-Az + Optolong OIII 6.5nm + Optolong SII 6.5nm + Optolong Ha 7nm

“I used the regular mount of the scope on a wedge (which essentially, turns the alt-az mount into an equatorial mount).

After taking about 50 exposures at 32 seconds of RGB data using my color cam ZWO asi294mc, I took about 30 exposures using a 2 inch H-Alpha filter to capture the nebulousity of Andromeda (these red areas). Later I processed abnd combined the data in Photoshop.”


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