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2018 Astronomy photograph of the year winners.

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Now the official press release about the Astrophotographer of the Year 2018 has been released (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/6814265/stunning-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2018/) I can proudly share that my son has been shortlisted also for the competition (his image is not shown in the press release, as well as about 120 more images :)  ). 

This year my son Davy (10) asked me if he could participate in the young astrophotographer competition and I told him that he could, but should do all the imaging and processing himself, after that I taught him some basics. So one night we went out setup my C11 and I explained him how to make movies of the moon, how to focus, and how to process the images using autostakkert, astra-image and photoshop for mosaicing. Then he started working and came back with this result that we submitted to the competition. 

Great was our surprise when we got the message he was shortlisted. I myself wasn't shortlisted this year, but I'm so proud of him that he is! So in October I will go to the Awards Ceremony in London for the 4th time, but now as a guest of my son. That's pretty special... :) 

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Congrats! That is a lovely lunar shot! I wasn't lucky this time round (even though I had high hopes for my Pelican, Moon and Sun shot). Must try harder next year.

I see more SGL members were shortlisted as well: Congrats to them too!

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Great shot !

You should be proud. 

I wish my son could do something like this ; only his Xbox is of interest to him. ?

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Congratulations. Great detail and I love the framing, so many different types of feature in one shot.

Can anyone tell me which major craters are in view please?

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That's a fantastic image. Proud I'm sure!. Good luck

Rob

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That’s great news, cracking image too. You must be very proud. 

Has anybody else noticed that Olly is Irish now? And IC342 has grown to replace an entire constellation as well ?

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Well done to both of you as you taught him.

You must be a proud father.

Carole 

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1 hour ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Congratulations. Great detail and I love the framing, so many different types of feature in one shot.

Can anyone tell me which major craters are in view please?

Plato, Cassini, Eudoxus, Egede

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Pass on my best wishes & a great image that is too.

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The one that got me was the solar image with the ISS transit. To me, that symbolised our miniscule nature in an unbelievably large universe! Look at the size of the distant sunspots compared to our very local 'weedy tin can' in space!

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A stunning set of images shortlisted again this year, including your sons Lunar landscape. Congratulations to anyone shortlisted, especially any SGL members.

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On 19/07/2018 at 17:02, johnfosteruk said:

That’s great news, cracking image too. You must be very proud. 

Has anybody else noticed that Olly is Irish now? And IC342 has grown to replace an entire constellation as well ?

72D122F9-BB30-41BF-A7C3-E07EBA2F9EEC.thumb.png.0b74dcd1c372f1c3c89377167a9da987.png

 

Ha Ha, I don't know where the details got lost on this. When you enter the competition, there is only one place to put nationality, then in another field you put collaborators if there were any. It decided Olly was Irish, so maybe I m English then :)

Tom

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16 minutes ago, Tom OD said:

Ha Ha, I don't know where the details got lost on this. When you enter the competition, there is only one place to put nationality, then in another field you put collaborators if there were any. It decided Olly was Irish, so maybe I m English then :)

Tom

I'd better check this twice, to be sure to be sure!

Olly

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2 minutes ago, ollypenrice said:

I'd better check this twice, to be sure to be sure!

Olly

Quite, quite, my good man.

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On 19/07/2018 at 14:56, Avdhoeven said:

Now the official press release about the Astrophotographer of the Year 2018 has been released (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/6814265/stunning-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2018/) I can proudly share that my son has been shortlisted also for the competition (his image is not shown in the press release, as well as about 120 more images :)  ). 

This year my son Davy (10) asked me if he could participate in the young astrophotographer competition and I told him that he could, but should do all the imaging and processing himself, after that I taught him some basics. So one night we went out setup my C11 and I explained him how to make movies of the moon, how to focus, and how to process the images using autostakkert, astra-image and photoshop for mosaicing. Then he started working and came back with this result that we submitted to the competition. 

Great was our surprise when we got the message he was shortlisted. I myself wasn't shortlisted this year, but I'm so proud of him that he is! So in October I will go to the Awards Ceremony in London for the 4th time, but now as a guest of my son. That's pretty special... :) 

304315948_davyleuke1stebewerktefoto.jpg.8e4e45dbe341b1e179a728fe2a662853.jpg

I got shortlisted in the competition too, and like many, my image was not fetured. Are you going on the 24th or 23rd? 

 

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3 hours ago, Joeistotalycool said:

I got shortlisted in the competition too, and like many, my image was not fetured. Are you going on the 24th or 23rd? 

 

Congrats! We will probably be there both days. We will fly to London on Monday and leave on Thursday...

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37 minutes ago, Avdhoeven said:

Congrats! We will probably be there both days. We will fly to London on Monday and leave on Thursday...

Thanks! I may see you there :) (24th, can't make the 23rd)

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