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

Target: M31


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

Target: NGC6888


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

Target: M31

Equipment: ZWO ASI294MC Pro + SkyRover 80mm f6 + iOptron CEM25P + Optolong L-Pro

Total exposure time: 6 hours

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