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 45th edition of 2019 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!

It is Muhammad Ali and his target Melotte 15 captured with ZWO ASI1600MM Pro that won the championship.


The winning entry:

Photographer: Muhammad Ali

Target: Melotte 15


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + Skywatcher Esprit 100ED + Paramount

Astrodon Ha 5nm 111 x 240s

Astrodon O3 5nm 156 x 240s

Astrodon S2 3nm 124 x 240s


About the camera:

ASI1600MM Pro $1280.00

ASIWEEK #45-camera


Entries from other photographers:

Photographer: Rob Brayton

Target: M42 (Orion Nebula)


Equipment: ZWO ASI183MC Pro + Celestron 11 + Optolong L-eNhance

60 x 15s + 40 x 120s (Gain: 120)

Photographer: Gennaro Raia

Target: M45 (Pleiades)


Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + SharpStar 107ph + EQ6 pro + Optolong L-Pro

Lights 35 x 300s (Gain: 120)

Photographer: Ian Barredo

Target: NGC 281


Equipment: ZWO ASI183MM + WilliamOptics Z103mm + ASI120 mini + AZ-EQ6 + ASIAIR

Ha: 11.8 hours, OIII: 6 hours, SIII: 4 hours

Photographer: Tommy Russell

Target: NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)


Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + Orion ED80 + Orion SkyView Pro + Astrodon 5nm Ha + 3nm OIII

Ha: 203 x 300s (Gain: 300)

Ha: 49 x 600s (Gain: 300)

OIII: 74 x 300s (Gain: 300)

Total exposure time: 31 hours and 15 minutes

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