Awards Announced of Optolong Deep-Sky Astrophotography Competition 2018
Jose Jimenez – IC410.
This fine image of the Tadpoles is striking for its composition and lovely color palette. The photographer did a nice job of sharpening detail while minimizing noise.
Christopher Sullivan – The Bubble Nebula.
This image of this iconic nebula shows great color and detail, particularly in the center of the main feature.
Joel Short – The Rosette Nebula.
Joel’s beautiful result comes from a combination of interesting composition, fantastic detail, and lovely color.
Artῡras Medvedevas – Arp 104.
This pretty picture of Keenan’s system shows wonderful development of galactic core detail.
吴振 – Orion’s Sword.
The photographer has brought out faint and colorful details surrounding the main objects, M42 and the Running Man Nebula.
Domingo Pestana – LBN 550.
Plenty of dim dust and pretty star colors highlight the beauty of this unique and difficult field.
Domingo Pestana – Simeis 147.
This image shows a nice balance of fine detail and noise suppression on a challenging target.
Alejandro Pertuz – The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula.
The very tasteful use of the Hubble palette with a pleasing composition makes this image a winner.
The next Deep-Sky Astrophotography Competition will be announced October of 2019.