Monday, July 15, 2013

david malin astrophotography awards

the central west astronomical society of australia holds an astrophotography competition once a year.  this year's winners were announced over the weekend at the AstroFest event held at parkes "the dish" observatory.

here are some of my favourites, among the collection of amazing shots!  this image shows a thin dark cloud stretched across space, blocking the light from ALL the stars behind it.  

The Dark Doodad in Coonabarabran (Credit: Ross  Giakoumatos)
i visited the pinnacles near perth, but only during the day.  great idea to capture these night shots!

Milky Way Pinnacles (Credit: Grahame Kelaher

Milky Way (Credit: Julie Fletcher)
the overall winner was martin pugh with this stunning deep sky photo of the galaxy NGC 3718:

NGC 3718 (Credit: Martin Pugh)
see all the winners: HERE.

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