The quality of the 2012 competition entries has been outstanding. Interestingly this is the first year where the category III entries (large format) have outnumbered those from category II, reflecting the influence the Atik 383 is having. However it’s been our older style cameras that have grabbed the runners up positions. After counting the 500 votes cast it’s my pleasure to announce the winners.
Kostas Stavropoulos for his M13 taken with an Atik 16IC
Vlad Niculescu for his M33 picture taken with an Artemis 285
And the winner is:
Leonardo Orazi and his Vdb149 picture using an Atik383L+
The runners up have chosen off axis guiders and Leonardo has an Atik 428ex on its way to him.
Thank you to everyone who shared there pictures and voted. The 2013 competition should open in November.