Stargazing Oxford 2015 Photo Competition - The Winners
27 January 2015 by Joanna Barstow
Aurora over Wick lifeboat station - Barry Stewart
It is my great pleasure to announce the winners of this year's Stargazing Oxford astrophotography competition. As always, the standard of entries was very high, so congratulations to everyone who took part. The photo display will remain up in our building during the next Stargazing Oxford event on 21st March, so if you missed it last time you'll have another chance to take a look.Thanks are due to previous winners Mel Gigg and Maciej Winiarczyk, who kindly agreed to judge the competition for us this year.
Three entries were shortlisted in each category, with one selected as the category winner. Please click on the links to see the photographs.
Geoffrey Cottrell - Comet Lovejoy against star trails
Clifford Marcus - Trifid Nebula
Slawomir Lipinski - Tarantula Nebula (winner)
Ty Redif - Star trails over folly
Barry Stewart - Aurora over Wick lifeboat station (winner)
Adrian Whittle - Northern lights and the Milky Way over an old 16th century church
We also award a Young Photographer prize for entrants of 16 or under, which this year went to 15-year-old Phoenix Sremcevic for his photograph of planetary nebula M57.