The 2008 Astrophotography Contest

2008 Contest Rules:

Are you a fledgling astro-photographer or an experienced pro and have an image that you'd like to share with the rest of us?  I would like to post your picture here.  

  1. You may enter in one of four 2008 categories:  (1) Best Solar System Object; (2) Best Deep Sky Object; (3) The Moon; and (4) Starry Landscapes.
  2. The photo must have been taken between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 (inclusive).
  3. The photo must not have been previously entered in the Astrophoto Contest.
  4. Please e-mail me with your picture.  PLEASE INCLUDE information about the subject, your setup, telescope, camera specifics, eyepiece projection if used, the exposure time of the image, focal ration of the equipment, and the date taken (MM/DD/YY format).  (Optional - If your image is of a particular region of the Moon or shows part of another large object, please identify prominent features.  Please feel free to include any lessons that you learned to share with the rest of us!)
  5. Format:  Please submit the images in .jpg or .gif format only.
  6. If images are larger than 1.0 mb, they will be resized for inclusion in the contest.


Latest Astrophoto Contest Entries!  Click on the category to see all entries!

2008 Contest Category Submittals

Best Deep Sky Objects

Best Solar System Object

The Moon

Starry Landscapes

Your entry here!

Mark Sprouse, December 10, 2008

Marko Vidovic
March 21, 2008

Marc Simpson, February 14, 2008


Your Name, 2008

What do you win?

Since this is a free website and most definitely NOT run for profit, you'll win a better prize than mere cash...  You'll win the "Undying Gratitude And Admiration Of Your Fellow Site Visitors!!"  Ohhh Yeah!!

Clear Skies!

- Tom