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September 2015

David Tolliday Wins The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer in Astrophotography

By Astro photography, Awards, Members Successes, News

Longstanding Macclesfield Camera Club member, David Tolliday, has won The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition organised by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.  The results were announced on 17th September.  David’s image had already been included in a book of winning and shortlisted images.

The image was taken during David’s first serious attempt at astrophotography from a dark sky site in mid-Wales in November 2014.

Chris Bramley, one of the judges, commented ‘To capture such a delicate image of this region in Orion is impressive, but to do it on a first night imaging under the stars is remarkable! A worthy winner’.

More details of the image and award can be found here.


First Competition Reminder

By Competitions, News

Those of you at the Library last night will already be aware that our first competition is taking place on Monday 5th October. Consequently, your entries are required by next Monday, 21st September.

This is an Open, digital-entry only competition. Most of you already know the sizing rules etc. but if you need a reminder then all the info is available under the Competition Info tab on this website.  The entry form is also there for you to download.

Please check the News page regularly for future competition updates as email reminders will no longer be sent.  We will, of course, continue to remind you at the club meetings.

Looking forward to receiving your entries.