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.

Voting has ended.

Winners will be annonced soon.

– 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

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

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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

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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