The Picture of the Week on September 18, 2020, was a flash within the sky — a Perseid meteor streaking over a mountain by Doug Brown.
Utilizing a Canon digital camera with a EFS17-55 lens at f/2.8, he mentioned he uncovered the picture for 30 seconds.
“It’s a pleasant sharp picture and I like the best way you could see stuff coming off the facet of the meteor observe close to the frontend,” famous one decide.
The honourable point out this week goes to Kimberly Sibbald for her picture of NGC 7380 and the Wizard Nebula.
Taking pictures from Hand Hills in Alberta throughout the brand new Moon on July 19, 2020, Sibbald used a ZWOASI1600MM Professional digital camera with a SharpStar 140PH Triplet telescope with a focal ratio of 910mm. She mentioned she captured six hours and 20 minutes of exposures for the picture.
“This moderately giant nebula is positioned in Cepheus,” Sibbald wrote. “This can be very tough to look at visually. Situated 7,200 mild years away, the Wizard Nebula surrounds growing open star cluster NGC 7380. Visually, the interaction of stars, gasoline and dirt has created a form that seems to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer.”
“This very clearly highlights the wizard with pointy hat, burning eyes and clutching grasp; many pictures of NGC 7380 don’t make that clear,” mentioned one of many judges.
Prizes for the 2020-21 SkyNews Picture of the Week contest are sponsored by Sky-Watcher, Celestron, iOptron and The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Click here for extra particulars on the prize packages that shall be awarded to one of the best images this 12 months.