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July 2019 AP contest winners!!!


Post by Gordon » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi Everyone!

Well here's the very first TSS Astrophotography contest results. Even with TSS being just 4 months old we had quite a few great images to pick from in the month of July! Membership is picking up and an lot of new members talking about getting into AP, so I expect everyone will make our job much harder in the coming months!

For those who are not familiar with how this works here's a link to the guidelines for the contest. viewtopic.php?f=93&t=1426

So for your enjoyment! Here's the first graduating class for The Sky Searchers.

Here's our winners!


Member Steve333 Congratulations Steve!!




Member Lowjiber Congratulations John!!




Member jrkirkham Congratulations Rob!!




Member bladekeeper Congratulations Bryan!!



Solar System

Member Jay Tee Congratulations JT!!



Honorable Mention

The team would like to take this time to thank all of our members! It's great having you here at TSS!

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Post by helicon » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:37 pm

Congrats to all the winners!!!

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Post by KingNothing13 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:42 pm

Congrats to the winners - you all make some exceptional images!
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Post by KingClinton » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:42 pm

Congratulations to our very first TSS astrophotography contest winners!!!

Really great images all round!!!
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Post by Bigzmey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:37 pm

Those are great shots, congrats to our winners!
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Post by Don Quixote » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Congratulations to all.

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Post by bobharmony » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 pm

Great job folks, and a fine selection it was!

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Post by Unitron48 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Incredible images! Congrats to all...and a special thanks to those responsible for working the contest!!

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Post by Thefatkitty » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Well done all and well deserved! And yes, a thanks to the fine folks here for getting this going! :clap:

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Post by bradleybcraig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:48 pm

Fantastic images! Congrats to the winners and thanks to the mods for making the hard choices!!!!

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Post by Juno16 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Congratulations all for your great images!

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Post by JayTee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Congrats to all the imagers that submitted their work during July!

If you're bored and are looking for something to do, go look at all the deep sky objects (DSOs) images submitted in July and you will see that there are a number of pictures that are of such high quality that it made choosing one of them above the others very difficult.

Once again congrats to all our imagers. And please keep sharing your awesome work!

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Post by bladekeeper » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:55 am

Congrats everybody! :)
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Post by Lowjiber » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:02 am

A special Thank You goes out to our administrative staff for getting these events rolling here at TSS, and a thumbs-up to all who entered.

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Post by jrkirkham » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:39 pm

A big thank you to all who started the contests back up. I've always enjoyed looking a the various shots.
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Post by Larry 1969 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:55 pm

Those are some fantastic images!
Congratulations! Well done!

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Post by Makuser » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:33 am

Oops, I almost missed this great event. Congratulations to all of the category winners on your very fine astrophotography work. :greetings-clapyellow:
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