If you don’t mind a drive into the middle of nowhere, if enjoy a spot of silence, and if you’re not afraid of the dark, well, astrophotography might be for you. It certainly is for the talented photographers whose starry shots have been chosen as finalists in this year’s David Malin Awards. (Aka, the Central West Astronomical Society Astrophotography Awards.)
This year’s competition had eight categories, including Deep Sky, “Memories of Apollo”, and a junior section. With the images judged by world-renowned astrophotographer (and all-round superstar), Dr David Malin.
Here are just some of stellar shots. Which is your favourite?
“Eta Carina Nebula (3372)” by Peter Rejto
“Supermoon behind Opera House” by Matthew Hudson
“Itsi Mountains Aurora” by Phil Hart
“Streamers” by Phil Hart
“How small it makes me feel” by Austin Turpin
“The Scorpion’s Tail” by Troy Casswell
The winners will be presented with the ‘David Malin Awards’ on Friday night, 19 July 2019, as part of our Parkes Observatory open weekend. Are you keen to see the universe through a different lens? Images from the competition will be on exhibition at our Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre from 20 July 2019 for 12 months.