July 2019 AP contest winners!!!

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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!!



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Member Jay Tee Congratulations JT!!



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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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Congrats to all the winners!!!

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Congrats to the winners - you all make some exceptional images!
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Congratulations to our very first TSS astrophotography contest winners!!!

Really great images all round!!!
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Post by Bigzmey »

Those are great shots, congrats to our winners!
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Congratulations to all.

This is a wonderful activity here in TSS.
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Great job folks, and a fine selection it was!

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

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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 »

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

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Congratulations all for your great images!


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Post by JayTee »

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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Congrats everybody! :)
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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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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 »

Those are some fantastic images!
Congratulations! Well done!

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Post by Makuser »

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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