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Old 19-06-2019, 05:13 PM
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Death of Opportunity - shortlisted APY2019

Alright I'm pretty happy - my compilation image from last year's Mars season has been shortlisted for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019!

It was a collection of images covering the dust storm and the opposition season, and farewell to the intrepid Oppy rover. Though not all the images are my sharpest (seeing was horrible from late June to mid-August), the story ended up nicely. The shortlist was released yesterday. Note my image isn't in the brief gallery available at the site just now. But I'm looking forward to September's judging!
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Old 19-06-2019, 06:07 PM
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Lovely compilation.
Best of luck in the competition.

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Old 20-06-2019, 01:08 PM
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Brilliant.
Enjoyed them very much when you first posted them. Breathtaking.

Hope you win

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Old 20-06-2019, 01:48 PM
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Andy,
Fine display of the transitioning phases of Mars, this set despite the less than perfect weather conditions on Mars, has proven to be a success. You deserve the accolade I wish you all the luck in the judging. Either way a great achievement.
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I like that composition. I can see why they shortlisted the image. Well done. Typically in years gone by images that are in the gallery are not winners, occasionally though this is the case. Having won a few awards there I remember this being the case.
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Old 23-06-2019, 05:11 PM
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Thanks everyone!

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I like that composition. I can see why they shortlisted the image. Well done. Typically in years gone by images that are in the gallery are not winners, occasionally though this is the case. Having won a few awards there I remember this being the case.
Thanks Paul - we'll see if that's the case this year . I'll be very happy whatever the result, it's well beyond my expectations to get this far.
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Alright I'm pretty happy - my compilation image from last year's Mars season has been shortlisted for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019!

It was a collection of images covering the dust storm and the opposition season, and farewell to the intrepid Oppy rover. Though not all the images are my sharpest (seeing was horrible from late June to mid-August), the story ended up nicely. The shortlist was released yesterday. Note my image isn't in the brief gallery available at the site just now. But I'm looking forward to September's judging!
Well Done !
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Congratulations Andy. Great images and composition.
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Well done at APOTY Andy, a great sequence, you out gunned the Giant Peach

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Well deserved Andy . I can concurr the seeing was and still is to an extent horrible for most of that period in Sydney Central areas...jetstream etc.

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Well done at APOTY Andy, a great sequence, you out gunned the Giant Peach

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Thanks Joe and Mike! Mike, won't be often I would sneak one over the mighty Damian 😊
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Thanks Joe and Mike! Mike, won't be often I would sneak one over the mighty Damian 😊
I hope to be in London again soon, and will no doubt call into the RGO to see the exhibit. Well done on your success.
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Very kool piece of work there Andy, All the best with APOTY
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Old 19-09-2019, 07:29 AM
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to be honest, well deserved to be chosen. great job!

this image really summarises so many things and challenges that were involved in imaging Mars in 2018, and the effects the dust storm had on the rovers there.

the detail here is astounding and a true testament to your skills as a planetary imager and how good your handle on your optics are.

may i ask what scope and camera?

EDIT - saw your sig - C14 and the venerable ASI290MM.
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