Australian skies: David Malin Award

"Melbourne Moon" by Phil Hart, winner of the Solar System (Wide-Field) category and Overall Winner. Image: Phil Hart

This image won the David Malin Award, a prestigious astrophotography contest organised by the Central West Astronomical Society. Astrophotographer David Malin declared “Melbourne Moon” the overall winner. Photographer Phil Hart captured this image on November 12, 2011, using a 300 mm lens and 1.4x teleconverter.

Peter Ward’s “King of Pain,” which captures the Transit of Venus of June 6, 2012, also won in the Solar System-Hires category. Ward used an Astro-Physics AP130 refractor telescope, a Coronado H-alpha filter and Skynyx 2-2 camera to create this fantastic image that combines 1,500 frames.

High-resolution view of Venus against the Sun in Hydrogen Alpha light. Image: Peter Ward


The exhibition Winning Sky: David Malin Awards 2010 will be at Sydney Observatory in the Rocks from August 17 until October 29, 2012.


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  1. thanks for the post. it was a buzz to win the David Malin award this year. i’ve put up a post with some more details about the image here:


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