Peoples Choice Award

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2021

Vote now for your favourite entry to this year’s Astrophotographer of the Year competition.

The Winner Will Receive:
  • Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR 150mm, valued at $2999 AUD
  • Trophy Of Recognition

Conditions:

  • Voting ends May 15th
  • Anyone can vote
  • Only one vote per person*

*Only your first vote will be counted. Additional votes will be ignored.

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– Nightscape –

Nightscape-blntpencil-Vanishment


    blntpencil
    Vanishment
    Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction
    Second Valley
    Nikon d750 14-24mm 25 2.4, iso 12800, d850 tracker on 14-24mm iso 4000, 60, secs 2.8

    Instagram


      Nick Faulkner
      Mirror Milk
      Milky Way
      Moke Lake, Queenstown, NZ
      Canon 5D MIV Canon 24mm f2.8 USM Foreground: ISO – 2000. F – 2.8. Shutter – 150 sec.
      Sky: ISO – 2000. F – 2.8. Shutter – 90 secs. Tracked (non sky watcher brand)

      Instagram


        Simon Jarman
        Lighthouse Trails
        Startrails
        Mt Maunganui, NZ
        Nikon D750 Sigma 85mm 1.4 Sky: 100x 30 sec 85mm f/4 ISO 3200

        Instagram

        Nightscape-John-Rutte-Summer-Breeze


          John Rutter
          Summer Breeze
          Milky Way Galaxy
          Lostock NSW
          Star Adventurer
          Sony A7r2 Ha Smyang 35mm 1.4 f2.8 iso 800 180sec

          Instagram

          Nightscape-Larryn Rae-Aurora Vortex


            Larryn Rae
            Aurora Vortex
            Vik, Iceland
            Canon 5D4 16-35 MK3 F2.8, ISO6400, 6 SECS X 20 Pano

            Facebook

            Nightscape - Daniel Thomas Gum - Dragons lair


              Daniel Thomas Gum
              Dragon’s Lair
              Milky Way Galaxy
              Mungo, NSW
              SkyWatcher Star Adventurer (black)
              Nikon D780A Tracked/Blend/Pano

              Instagram

              Nightscape-Tom-Rae-Galactic-Arch


                Tom Rae
                Galactic Arch
                Milky Way Arch
                Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand.
                Nikon Z6 Sigma 28mm F1.4 F2.2 – ISO 1600 – 30 Sec – 28 Image Pano

                Instagram

                Nightscape-Jose-Luis-Cantabrana-Garcia-Light-up-the-darkness


                  Jose Luis Cantabrana Garcia
                  Light up the darkness
                  Milky Way Galaxy
                  Stockton dunes, NSW
                  Canon 5d IV Canon 16-35 2.8 iii 16mm f2.8 20s ISO 6400

                  Instagram

                  Nightscape-Daniel-T-Gum-The-Dancing-Dead


                    Daniel T Gum
                    The Dancing Dead
                    Lake Pamamaroo
                    Menindee, NSW
                    Nikon D780A Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, ISO 8000 & 20s

                    Instagram

                    Nightscape-Larryn-Rae-Motukiekie-Starfish-Milkyway


                      Larryn Rae
                      Motukiekie Starfish Milkyway
                      Milkyway
                      Motukiekie, NZ
                      Canon 6D Sigma ART24mm F2, ISO12800, 15SECS x 80 Images

                      Facebook

                      Nightscape-Larryn-Rae-winter-airglow


                        Larryn Rae
                        Winter Airglow
                        Milkyway
                        Canterbury
                        Canon 5D3 Sigma Art 24mm F2, ISO6400, 20seca x 31 Images

                        Facebook

                        Nightscape-Casey-Flynn-Crux


                          Casey Flynn
                          Crux
                          Crux Region
                          Bermagui, NSW
                          Star Adventurer
                          Nikon D750 14-24mm f/2.8 3 mins, ISO 1600, f/4
                          Nightscape-Matt-Saunders-Glowing-Gannets


                            Matt Saunders
                            Glowing Gannets
                            Milkyway
                            Muriwai Gannet Colony
                            5D MK IV Tamron 15-30mm 3 min subs, multilayer pano, tracked

                            Facebook | Instagram


                              Matt Saunders
                              Encompassed
                              Milkyway
                              14 Mile Creek, Westcoast, Nz
                              5D MK IV Tamron 15-30mm 3 min subs, multilayer tracked pano

                              Facebook | Instagram


                                Casey Flynn
                                Together Alone
                                Orion Constellation ect.
                                Star Adventurer
                                Bermagui, NSW
                                Nikon D750 h-alpha mod Nikon 14-24mm 1 min, f/2.8, ISO 1600

                                Instagram

                                Nightscape-Lee-Cook-Lake-Alta


                                  Lee Cook
                                  Lake Alta
                                  Lake Alta & Double Cone
                                  Remarkables, Queenstown NZ
                                  Canon 5D Mkiv Tamron 15-30 f2.8 30mm @f3.2/13s/ISO8000

                                  Instagram


                                    Casey Flynn
                                    Glasshouse Rocks
                                    Galactic Core
                                    Star Adventurer
                                    Narooma, NSW
                                    Nikon D750 h alpha mod Nikon 14-24 154s, f/4, ISO 800

                                    Facebook

                                    Nightscape-Casey-Flynn-Galactic-Wonder


                                      Casey Flynn
                                      Galactic Wonder
                                      Galactic Core
                                      Star Adventurer
                                      Bingie Point, NSW
                                      Nikon D750 h alpha mod Nikon 14-24mm 92s, f/4, ISO 800

                                      Facebook

                                      Nightscape-Casey-Flynn-The-Emu-&-The-Horse


                                        Casey Flynn
                                        The Emu & The Horse
                                        The Emu
                                        Star Adventurer
                                        Bermagui, NSW
                                        Nikon D810 Nikon 14-24mm 180s, f/2.8, ISO 800

                                        Facebook


                                          Jonathan Barnard
                                          A Precarious Perch
                                          Milkyway, Mountains, Selfie
                                          Tongariro National Park
                                          Canon 6D Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 20 sec, f2, ISO 6400

                                          Instagram

                                          – Solar System –

                                          Solar-System-Rohan-Mars-At-Opposition


                                            Rohan
                                            Mars At Opposition
                                            SkyWatcher 190mm Maksutov Newtonian
                                            SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
                                            Mars
                                            Sydney
                                            ZWO ASI462MC

                                            Facebook


                                              Scott Cutler
                                              Saturn July 02 2020
                                              8 inch (200mm) Black Diamond Reflector, F= 1000mm EQ5
                                              Saturn
                                              Wakerley, Brisbane
                                              Zwo asi 290 mc 0.0129
                                              Solar-System-David-Patterson-Close-Moon


                                                David Patterson
                                                Close Moon
                                                Esprit 120 ED EQ6R
                                                Moon
                                                Numurkah
                                                ZWOASI294MCPRO 164g 3000 Frames – best 50%
                                                Solar-System-David-Gray-Moon


                                                  David Gray
                                                  3d Moon Terrain Map Mosaic
                                                  Colapsable Dosbsonian 12″ Goto
                                                  Integrated into unit
                                                  Moon
                                                  My Home Back Yard
                                                  ZWOasi183mc

                                                  Facebook | Website


                                                    David Gray
                                                    Jupiter
                                                    Colapsable Dosbsonian 12″ Goto
                                                    Integrated into unit Jupiter
                                                    My Home Back Yard
                                                    ZWOasi183mc

                                                    Facebook | Website

                                                    Solar-System-David-Gray-Copernicus-Crater


                                                      David Gray
                                                      Copernicus Crater
                                                      Colapsable Dosbsonian 12″ Goto Integrated into unit
                                                      Moon
                                                      ZWOasi183mc

                                                      Facebook | Website


                                                        Rohan
                                                        A Distant Visitor
                                                        SkyWatcher 190mm Maksutov Newtonian
                                                        SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
                                                        C2020 F8 SWAN
                                                        Sydney
                                                        ZWO ASI294MC Pr

                                                        Facebook


                                                          Peter Patonai
                                                          A Saturated Occultation
                                                          190mm Maksutov-Newtonian (MN190)
                                                          AZ-EQ6 GT
                                                          Moon and Saturn
                                                          Sydney, Australia
                                                          Pentax K-5 DSLR

                                                          Facebook

                                                          Solar-System-Martin-Symonds-November-Sunspot


                                                            Martin Symonds
                                                            November Sunspot
                                                            Skymax 180 AZEQ5
                                                            The Sun
                                                            Brisbane, Australia
                                                            ZWOASI385 mc
                                                            Prime focus of telescope Gain 128 , EXP 002ms

                                                            Facebook

                                                            Solar-System-Josh-Evans-Colour-Moon-Terminator


                                                              Josh Evans
                                                              Colour Moon Terminator
                                                              Skywatcher Flextube 200P Collapsible Dobsonian
                                                              Moon Terminator
                                                              Nambour, QLD
                                                              Canon 800D N/A 1/1000s, ISO 100


                                                                Rohan
                                                                A Second In Time
                                                                SkyWatcher 190mm Maksutov Newtonian
                                                                SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
                                                                ISS & Moon
                                                                Gerringong
                                                                ZWO ASI294MC Pro

                                                                Facebook


                                                                  David Gray
                                                                  Jupiter
                                                                  Galactic Core
                                                                  Colapsable Dosbsonian 12″ Goto
                                                                  Integrated into unit Jupiter
                                                                  My Home Back Yard
                                                                  ZWOasi183mc

                                                                  Facebook | Website

                                                                  Solar-System-Peter-Patonai-Mars-One-Week-After-Opposition


                                                                    Peter Patonai
                                                                    Mars One Week After Opposition
                                                                    190mm Maksutov-Newtonian (MN190)
                                                                    AZ-EQ6 GT
                                                                    Mars
                                                                    Sydney, Australia
                                                                    ZWO ASI120-MC 4.1 ms Gain 84

                                                                    Facebook

                                                                    Solar-System-Scott-Cutler-Jupiter-July-01-2020


                                                                      Scott Cutler
                                                                      Jupiter July 01 2020
                                                                      8 inch (200mm) Black Diamond Reflector, F= 1000mm EQ5
                                                                      Jupiter
                                                                      Zwo asi 290 mc

                                                                      – Deep Space –

                                                                      Solar System Jamie Rees NGC253 The Sculptor Galaxy


                                                                        Jamie Rees
                                                                        NGC253 – The Sculptor Galaxy
                                                                        Esprit 120 EQ6-R Pro
                                                                        NGC253
                                                                        ZWO ASI1600mm Pro Esprit 120 50x120s LRGB, 27×180 Ha

                                                                        Instagram

                                                                        Deep Space-Benjamin-Marks-Starless-Running-Chicken


                                                                          Benjamin Marks
                                                                          Starless Running Chicken
                                                                          200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian EQ6-R
                                                                          IC2944
                                                                          ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro Skywatcher F4 Coma Corrector,
                                                                          200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian
                                                                          Gain 200, Cooled to -10º, Ha 5nm 92x180s, [OIII] 3nm 96x180s, [SII] 3nm 110x180s

                                                                          Website

                                                                          Solar-System-David-Moulton-The-Dolphin


                                                                            David Moulton
                                                                            The Dolphin
                                                                            Skywatcher 10″ Quattro EQ6R Pro
                                                                            SH2-308 QSIWSG, Skywatcher 10″ Quattro 600 Secs

                                                                            Instagram

                                                                            Deep-Space-Juho-Son-Center-of-Carina-Nebula


                                                                              Juho Son
                                                                              Center of Carina Nebula
                                                                              150PDS HEQ-5Pro
                                                                              NGC3372
                                                                              ZWO 1600MM 150PDS Ha: 30×180″, OIII: 12×180″ (Total integration: 2.1 hours)
                                                                              Deep Space-David Moulton-Trifid-Nebula


                                                                                David Moulton
                                                                                Trifid Nebula
                                                                                Skywatcher 10″ Quattro EQ6R Pro
                                                                                M20 QSI583WSG, Skywatcher 10″ Quattro, 180 Sec subs

                                                                                Instagram

                                                                                Deep Space-Benjamin-Marks-Cosmic-Calligraphy


                                                                                  Benjamin Marks
                                                                                  Cosmic Calligraphy
                                                                                  200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian EQ6-R
                                                                                  IC4685
                                                                                  ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro. Skywatcher F4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector,
                                                                                  200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian. Gain 200, Cooled to -10º,
                                                                                  Lum 180x10s, 60x30s, 29x180s Red 217x10s, 60x30s Green 120x10s, 60x30s Blue 217x10s, 115x30s

                                                                                  Website

                                                                                  Solar-System-Vijay-ladva-Running-Chicken-Nebula


                                                                                    Vijay ladva
                                                                                    Running Chicken Nebula
                                                                                    ESPRIT 100 EQ 6z Mount
                                                                                    IC2944
                                                                                    ZWO 1600mmc Antalia filters 18hrs
                                                                                    Solar-System-Katherine-Miller-Alnitak-and-Friends


                                                                                      Katherine Miller
                                                                                      Alnitak and Friends
                                                                                      Skywatcher Black Diamond 150 F6 6Inch Newtonian
                                                                                      Alnitak
                                                                                      ZWO ASII533, 250s 101gain 15offset

                                                                                      Instagram

                                                                                      Deep Space-Dr-Brian-Sengstock-Centaurus A


                                                                                        Dr Brian Sengstock
                                                                                        Centaurus A
                                                                                        Esprit 150 EQ 8
                                                                                        NGC5128
                                                                                        Morayfield
                                                                                        Atik One 6.0
                                                                                        Solar-System-Ramon-Goldfried-Carina-Nebula


                                                                                          Ramon Goldfried
                                                                                          Carina Nebula
                                                                                          Evostar ED80 HEQ5PRO
                                                                                          Carina Nebula
                                                                                          Nikon D5300, ISO200, 85 x 120sec @ ISO200

                                                                                          Website

                                                                                          Solar-System-Benjamin-Marks-Cats-Paw


                                                                                            Benjamin Marks
                                                                                            Cats Paw
                                                                                            200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian EQ6-R
                                                                                            NGC6334
                                                                                            ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro, Skywatcher F4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector, 200mm F4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian Gain 200

                                                                                            Website

                                                                                            Solar-System-Benjamin-Marks-The-Cone,-the-Fox-Fur-and-the-Christmas-Tree


                                                                                              Benjamin Marks
                                                                                              The Cone, the Fox Fur and the Christmas Tree
                                                                                              200mm f4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian EQ6-R
                                                                                              NGC 2264
                                                                                              ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro,Skywatcher f4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector, 200mm f4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian

                                                                                              Website

                                                                                              Deep Space-Benjamin-Marks-The-Dolphin


                                                                                                Benjamin Marks
                                                                                                The Dolphin
                                                                                                200mm f4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian EQ6-R
                                                                                                SH2-308
                                                                                                ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro Skywatcher F4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector,
                                                                                                200mm f4 Quattro Carbon Fibre Newtonian Gain 200, Cooled -10º, Ha 5nm 61x180s, [OIII] 3nm 61x180s

                                                                                                Website

                                                                                                Solar-System-Brendan-Mitchell-Mistrals-Gems


                                                                                                  Brendan Mitchell
                                                                                                  Mistrals Gems
                                                                                                  12″ F5 Gen 1 EQ8
                                                                                                  RCW 57
                                                                                                  QHY11 1500mm 4hrs

                                                                                                  Facebook

                                                                                                  Solar-System-Jamie-Rees-M20-The-Trifid-Nebula


                                                                                                    Jamie Rees
                                                                                                    M20 – The Trifid Nebula
                                                                                                    Esprit 120 EQ6-R Pro
                                                                                                    M20 S
                                                                                                    ZWO ASI1600mm Pro 15x120s RGB, 51x120s L

                                                                                                    Instagram

                                                                                                    Deep-Space-Brendan-Mitchell-Wisp-Watcher


                                                                                                      Brendan Mitchell
                                                                                                      Wisp Watcher
                                                                                                      12″ F5 Gen 1 EQ8
                                                                                                      LBN 77
                                                                                                      QHY11 1500mm 4.3h

                                                                                                      Facebook

                                                                                                      DEEP SPACE-BRENDAN MITCHELL - DARKNESS LANDING


                                                                                                        Brendan Mitchell
                                                                                                        Darkness Landing
                                                                                                        12″ F5 Gen 1 EQ8
                                                                                                        NGC 3372
                                                                                                        QHY11 1500mm 15hrs

                                                                                                        Facebook

                                                                                                        Deep-Space-Brendan-Mitchell-Solace-of-Cradled-hands


                                                                                                          Brendan Mitchell
                                                                                                          Solace of Cradled hands
                                                                                                          12″ F5
                                                                                                          Gen 1 EQ8
                                                                                                          IC2944
                                                                                                          QHY11 1500mm 13hrs

                                                                                                          Facebook

                                                                                                          Deep Space-Vijay-ladva-Pencil-Nebula-NGC-2736


                                                                                                            Vijay ladva
                                                                                                            Pencil Nebula-NGC 2736
                                                                                                            ESPRIT 100 EQ 6z Mount
                                                                                                            NGC 2736
                                                                                                            ZWO 1600mmc, Antalia filters, 14.5HRS