The very talented Phil Hart has released a new eBook, Shooting Stars - How to Photograph the Moon and Stars with your DSLR.
It's full of tips, tricks, techniques and ideal camera settings to help you start taking better photos of the night sky.
The book is a must-read for beginners and experienced photographers alike who want to capture the beauty of the night sky, including Star Trails, Twilight Landscapes, Night Sky Scenes, Time Lapses and more.
I've done a review of the book here on IceInSpace:
Receive 20% off by using the IceInSpace discount code SSIIS, making the book only $19.95, available as a digital download immediately after purchase (buy online here).
Sales of the book also help IceInSpace, as we receive a commission for every copy sold through IceInSpace.
CWAS David Malin Awards - Entries now open
The Central West Astronomical Society is proud to announce that the submissions for the 2012 CWAS 'David Malin Awards' are now open.
The deadline for entry submissions is mid-night on Friday, 15 June 2012 (AEST).
The theme for this year's Open Themed Section is "Symmetries". The intention is to encourage people with vision and imagination, using simple equipment, such as a tripod and ordinary camera, to make attractive images that evoke interesting symmetries in the night sky.
For more information on the competition, the conditions of entry and to access the submissions page, head to the CWAS David Malin Awards page.
The 2012 CWAS "David Malin Awards" are proudly supported by CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Sciences, The Powerhouse Museum and Canon Australia.
You can discuss the upcoming awards and more on this IceInSpace Forum Thread.
Anthony Wesley wins The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal
Long-time IceInSpace member Anthony Wesley (aka 'bird') has won the presitigous Berenice and Arthur Page Medal. The medal is Australia's highest honour for achievements in amateur astronomy and is awarded by the professional astronomers themselves as judged by the ASA.
To quote the judges:
IceInSpace were the first to announce and cover Anthony's first and second impact discoveries. Congratulations Anthony - winning this award is a tremendous achievement and so well deserved for his many many years of dedication to the craft.
You can read more information here and add your congratulations here on this IceInSpace Forum Thread.
Keep looking up!