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 47th edition of 2019 ASIWEEK ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Let’s take a look!
It is Lukasz Sujka and his target M51 captured with ZWO ASI178MM Cool that won the championship.
The winning entry:
Photographer: Lukasz Sujka
Target: M51(Whirlpool Galaxy)
Equipment: ZWO ASI178MM Cool + Baader LRGB + Newton 250/1250 + NEQ-6
L: 1000 x 10s, RGB: 250 x 12s per channel
Entries from other photographers:
Photographer: Maroun Mahfoud
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM + Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 ED + Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro + Orion 60 mm
Ha: 14 x 300s, L: 410 x 30s
R: 74 x 60s, G: 69 x 60s, B: 71 x 60s
Total exposure time: 8.15 hours
Photographer: Michael Lev
Target: IC 1805(Heart Nebula)
Equipment: ASI1600 + EdgeHD 8
Photographer: Chuck Ayoub
Equipment: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool + Explore Scientific 127mm ED + Celestron CGX
Astronomik OIII: 183x120s (Gain: 139, offset: 21)
36x240s (Gain: 75, offset: 15)
Astronomik Ha: 147x180s (Gain: 139, offset: 21)
45x240s (Gain:139, offset: 21)
Photographer: SJ Richar
Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + SkyRover 80mm f6 + iOptron CEM25P + Optolong L-Pro
Total exposure time: 6 hours
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