Welcome to Capture the Cosmos – Under the Warrumbungle Sky

Congratulations to the Winners and Highly Commended awardees that were announced Saturday 27th November, 2021.

Watch this space for details of the 2022 Competition, astro photography workshops and upcoming exhibition events.

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Competition now concluded - 2021 Capture the Cosmos
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by Donna Burton, October 21, 2020

And the Winners are:

Thanks to everyone who entered this year! You gave our judges a difficult time with the quality of entries.

The winners and highly commended entries for 2020 are:

Section:                                Solar System

Winner:                               Niall MacNeill – 3 of the 4 big moons of Jupiter

Highly Commended:        György Soponyai- Analemma of the Moon

Section:                               Warrumbungle Nightscape Widefield

Winner:                               Peter Abery – Moonset from Whitegum Lookout

Highly Commended:        Andrew Davis – Milky Way Over the Dome

Section:                               Night Sky Widefield                       

Winner:                               Paul Mayo – 20200720 EOS R 5×180 v1 copy

Highly Commended:        Jan Breckwoldt – Barrenjoey Lighthouse Star-Trails

Section:                               Open Deep Space           

Winner:                               Rodney Watters – NGC4038 Antenna Galaxies

Highly Commended:        Diego Colonnello – Wide Orion RGB

Section:                                Smartphone Astrophotography  

Winner:                               Balazs Benei – Phases of Venus

Highly Commended:        Balazs Benei – ISS Lunar Transit

Section:                                Youth

Winner:                               Kallan Strong – Fire under the Galaxy

Highly Commended:        Luke Dodd – The Island in the Sea of Stars

by Donna Burton, October 19, 2020

Results for competitions in 2020 Capture the Cosmos

There were 12 entries that gained our highest award(s).

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

moonset from whitegum lookout
peter abery – Winner
Warrumbungle Nightscape Widefield

20200720 EOS R 5×180 v1 copy
Paul Mayo – Winner
Night Sky Widefield

NGC4038 Antenna Galaxies
Rodney Watters – Winner
Open Deep Space

Phases of Venus
Balazs Benei – Winner
Smartphone Astrophotography

3 of the 4 big moons of Jupiter
Niall MacNeill – Winner
Solar System – Sun, Moon, planets & sunrise-set

Milky Way over the dome
Andrew Davis – Highly Commended
Warrumbungle Nightscape Widefield

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Star-Trails
Jan Breckwoldt – Highly Commended
Night Sky Widefield

Wide Orion RGB
Diego Colonnello – Highly Commended
Open Deep Space

ISS Lunar Transit
Balazs Benei – Highly Commended
Smartphone Astrophotography

Analemma of the Moon
György Soponyai – Highly Commended
Solar System – Sun, Moon, planets & sunrise-set

Fire Under The Galaxy
Kallan Strong – Youth Winner
Warrumbungle Nightscape Widefield

The Island in the Sea of Stars
Luke Dodd – Youth Highly Commended
Open Deep Space

by Donna Burton, October 19, 2020

Closing Date Extended

Hi Everyone

We have extended the closing date for Capture the Cosmos until 26 September.

Get your entries in – we have great prizes and looking forward to seeing all the amazing entries and certainly don’t envy judges job this year!

by Donna Burton, September 21, 2020

Inaugural Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography Competition awards night exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography Competition awards night exhibition.

Join us on the opening night where we will announce the winners and showcase stunning photographs that celebrate dark skies from under the Warrumbungle Shire and around the globe. 

The exhibition will display the winners and a selection of outstanding photographs from a spectacular field of entries. 

When: 6.00pm Saturday 21st September, 2019

Where: Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, John Street, Coonabarabran

Light refreshments will be served on the evening.

To RSVP please enter your details via this online registration form and the number of guests to assist with catering for the evening. 

by Donna Burton, September 11, 2019