M20 by Tim Trentadue
M20 by Tim Trentadue

Taking his “best image of M20 to date,” Tim Trentadue is the week’s winner with the Trifid Nebula.

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Andromeda Galaxy by Marc-Etienne Rousseau

Beginner’s determination earned top honours for this Andromeda Galaxy.

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Auriga Wide Field by Ron Brecher

A good debate ended in top votes for this wide field image of Auriga.

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Stargazers by Zach Silverstein

Tasked with choosing between nebulae, planets and crisp shots of the Moon, the judges picked this engaging winner for the magical moment it represents.

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Mercury Transit by Philippe Moussette

Despite uncooperative weather, Phillppe Moussette managed to capture the Transit of Mercury in this composite image.

Pacman Nebula by Ian Barredo
Pacman Nebula by Ian Barredo

It took 21 hours of shooting to capture this beautifully balanced photograph of Pacman Nebula. Photographer Ian Barredo explains.

Rho Ophiuci Stellar System by André Cajolais
Rho Ophiuchi Stellar System by André Cajolais

The composition of stars and whisper-like gases and dust scored top marks with judges this week.

Sundogs by Anthony Damtsis
Sundogs by Anthony Damtsis

A daylight phenomenon, spontaneously captured on a smartphone, is the week’s winner.

Elephant’s Trunk Nebula by Kimberly and Laurie Sibbald
Elephant’s Trunk Nebula by Kimberly and Laurie Sibbald

Big things are possible with smaller scopes.

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