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Amazing space photography from the CWAS

Astrophotography produces some stunning images of space and the night sky. We showcase some of the winners of the 2010 CWAS Astrophotography Competition.

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Lexy Savvides
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1 of 9 Luke Dodd

Eta Carina (Narrow Band)

Astrophotography isn't a field you hear about every day; it takes patience, precision and dedication to produce stunning images.

In July 2010, the Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) hosted a competition inviting entries from photographers and astronomers. The following photographs were all entered into the David Malin Awards, named after Australia's most prestigious astrophotographer, David Malin.

The 2010 competition had six categories, ranging from Deep Sky, Solar System to video. Images and videos were judged on the basis of artistic merit and their ability to capture the "intrinsic interest of astronomy".

To see more of these images, head to the 2010 CWAS Astrophotography competition page.

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2 of 9 Jason Jennings

Celestial Fireworks

Overall winner

Exposure: Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor (telescope). SBIG STL-11000M 35mm CCD camera @ 16 hours

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3 of 9 Marcus Davies

Near and Far

The Corona Australis Nebula and NGC 6723

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4 of 9 Vincent Miu

New Moon Occults the Pleiades

Winner of the Solar System: Wide Field category

Exposure: Canon 1000D unmodified prime focus through an Orion ED80 refractor on tracking EQ5 mount. ISO 400 @ 8 seconds

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5 of 9 Wayne England

Murray River Moonrise

Exposure: Nikon D3s, Tokina 12-24mm lens, 17mm, f/4, 3200 ISO @ 15 sec with minor adjustments in Photoshop

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6 of 9 Tim Carruthers

A Scrum in Space

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7 of 9 Mike Salway

Long Jetty Under Moonlight

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8 of 9 Richard Higby

The Green Visitor

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9 of 9 Max Kilmister

Witch's Head Nebula — IC2118

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