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MAS - Photo competitions

MAS Photo Competition
The MAS Astro Photo Competition will run every year. The winners (and runner up) images will be posed here.

The Competition for 2022 is now closed, winners are as below. The 2023 Competition is now open. Entries for the 2023 Competition close midnight on Friday 3rd November 2023. Winners will be announced at the December 2023 meeting. Rules :-

The Competition is open to members only, for images taken on their own equipment during the current competition year. All photos must feature an extra-terrestrial subject :-) Further details available on joining (and in the Members (login) section).

Maidenhead Astronomical Society photo competition 2023
 Categories :-
1. Moon
2. Sun
3. Planets / Solar System (including Comets, Asteroids, Meteors etc)
4. Deep Sky
5. 'Art image' (any object with sky or astral object in view. This must be a single frame image and not a composite or edited image)
The winner in each category will be short-listed for the Susan Flinders Memorial Award as 'Overall Winner' to be voted on by the members present at the Quiz Night meeting in December 2023 and awarded during that meeting.
Judging The Photographic Competition 2022 will be judged by an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Rules 1) The image must have been taken by a full member of MAS 2) Each image should be given a description (name, date, where it was taken and what equipment was used e.g. digital camera, scope, mobile phone etc.) in the body of the email (see 4) 3) Images must have been taken between 6th November 2022 and 3rd November 2023 4) The image should be submitted as a jpeg or PNG no larger than 5 MB to photo2023@maidenhead-astro.net. Entries will not be accepted in any other medium or to any other email address. At a minimum please name the file as category, image title and your name (for example '1-Lunar-eclipse-Andy-N-Other.jpg') NOTE - the spam filters only accept emails from a members registered eMail address. To update your eMail address, Contact the Chair or WebAdmin 5) A maximum of 3 images per category per member 6) The images remain the property/copyright of the entrant 7) The winning images will be posted to the MAS website (at reduced resolution). The WebAdmin reserves the right to enhance contrast, brightness and re-crop to enhance appearance and fit the format of the web page. He will (only) add a watermark on request.

All rights reserved, all photos Copyright individual members of MAS

(-)  3 Dec 2022 2022 Photo Competition Winners - (all categories)

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_Winner-Art-category_Percy-K-MoonOnT.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_RunnerUpArt-category_Jo-K-StormInSunsetSky.jpg
Winner, Art Category - Percy, Moon on a Tripod, taken with DSLR camera on a tripod.

     (right) Runner Up, Art Category - Jo K, Sunset Storm, taken with a Canon bridge camera (from a small aircraft whist on holiday).

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_Winner-DeepSky-category_Tim-H-NGC5317.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_RunnerUp-DeepSky-category_Tim-H-CocoonNebula.jpg
Winner, Deep Sky - Tim H, NGC 5317 (NGC 5364) the major Spiral Galaxy in Virgo. Taken with an astro-camera using separate Red, Green, Blue filters, plus Luminance (rgbL), merged to produce the final image.

     (right) Runner Up, Deep Sky - Tim H, Cocoon Nebula (aka Caldwell 19, Barnard 168), within the constellation Cygnus.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_Winner-Moon-category_James-Q-LunarRainbow.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_RunnerUp-Moon-category_Tony-T-Moon-8July2022.jpg
Winner, Moon Category - James Q, Lunar rainbow - note Jupiter can be seen just above the moon.

     (right) Runner Up, Moon Category - Tony T, Moon on 8 July taken with DLSR and zoom lens on a tripod.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_Winner-Planets-category_Tim-H-Jupiter.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_RunnerUp-Planets-category_Tim-H-CometLeonard.jpg
Winner, Planets Category - Tim H, Jupiter taken at out open evening. Note the two small white spots - these are two of the moons of Jupiter (the Sun it to the top left, so you can see the shadow of one on Jupiter itself) voted overall Winner of 2022 and the Susan Flinders Trophy

     (right) Runner Up, Planets Category - Tim H, Comet Leonard, taken with Canon DSKR and a 200mm lens.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_Winner-Sun-category_Tim-H-SolarEclipse.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2022-12-xx_RunnerUp-Sun-category_Matt-L-SunFullDisc.jpg
Winner, Sun Category - Tim H, partial eclipse of ..

     (right) Runner Up, Sun Category - Matt L, Full disc with sun spots, taken with his C6 telescope using a White Light filter.

Note that the 2023 Competition is open, images must be taken after 21 November 2022
This note last modified: 13th Feb 2023 21:04.


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