'Melbourne Moon' by Phil Hart, winner of the Solar System Wide-Field category for 2012

‘Melbourne Moon’ by Phil Hart, winner of the Solar System Wide-Field category for 2012.

Australia’s Central West Astronomical Society has announced that it is is now accepting entries for its 2013 Astrophotography Awards. Judged by world renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin, the competition, known as the ‘David Malin Awards’ attracts some serious attention from fans of the night sky.

Aspiring snappers can enter their pics in a a number of categories including Wide-field (camera shots), Deep Sky (telescope shots), Solar System Objects and a category for Animated Sequences. There is also a Junior Section where entries can be of any astronomical subject. You can find out more and submit your entries here. You’ve got til mid-night Saturday June 1.

In the mean time feast your eyes on some winning shots from previous years.

'IC5067' by Martin Pugh, 2012 winner of the Deep Sky category.

‘IC5067’ by Martin Pugh, winner of the Deep Sky category for 2012.

'Time is of the Essence' by Chris Thomas, winner of the Solar System wide-field category in 2011.

‘Time is of the Essence’ by Chris Thomas, winner of the Solar System Wide-field category for 2011.

Crimson Flares - NGC 6188 & NGC 6164-5 by Marcus Davies, winner of 2009 Deep Sky category

‘Crimson Flares – NGC 6188 & NGC 6164-5’ by Marcus Davies, winner of the Deep Sky category for 2009.

'The Moon Over Uluru' by Peter Ward, winner of the Innovation category for 2010.

‘The Moon Over Uluru’ by Peter Ward, winner of the Innovation category for 2010.

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