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ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE CONTEST

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#1 williamoptics

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:41 AM

Dear WO telescope users,

Here’s a chance to try your hand at astrophotography!!!

Submit your best shots by March 19 to photo@william-optics.com to be entered automatically in the First Edition of the WO Astrophotography Prize Contest.

http://www.william-o...ebs/gallery.htm

Who can participate?
Anyone who owns a WO telescope new or used (we may ask to prove this with photos, receipts or warranty cards copies): any WO telescope can be used with or without WO accessories.


When is the submission deadline?

March 19st 12.00 pm California time.


When will the winners be announced?

March 31st on WO website and Yahoo group

What do I win???


1st prize: ZenithStar 66 SD Doublet APO

2nd prize: WO 2” Dielectric Diagonal

3rd prize: WO 2.5x APO Barlow

(prizes are not changeable and will be shipped free of charge to the winner’s provided address. We will not cover any taxes, duties or similar).

I already posted pics on the WO Gallery, will they be considered?

Yes automatically, no worry. But you are welcome to submit more.


Is there a limit to the no. of pics that can be sumitted?

No, as many as you like, any type, as long as they are related to astronomy. The more, the more chances you stand.

How do I submit?

By mail attachement to photo@william-optics.com


READ CAREFULLY:

Each file must be 1024x768, maximum 2MB ea.

ONLY JPG accepted.


The file must be named this way:

Telescopecode_object_user_date

Telescope name codes:


zs80fd ZenithStar Fluorite Doublet

zs105ed ZenithStar 105 Triplet ED APO

zs66apo ZenithStar 66 Triplet ED APO

zs66sdapo ZenithStar 66 SD Doublet APO

zs66pet ZenithStar 66 Petzval ED

zs80 ZenithStar 80

zs80s ZenithStar 80 Short

flt110 Flt 110


mz80apo Megrez triplet fluorite/Super APO

mz80fd Megrez Fluorite Doublet

mz80ed Megrez 80 Triplet ED APO

mz80sd Megrez 80 SD (any series)

ph80 Phoenix 80


m102sd Megrez 102 SD

flt105 Flt105

Name of the author should be maximum 4 letters, minimum 2.

Date should be 06feb or 06mar depending on when you submit (it is NOT the date of the shot but of the submission)


So FOR EXAMPLE, I may submit file:

zs105ed_m45_dand_06feb.JPG


In the body of the email or as an attached TXT file you must give these details:

Subject:
Author:
Scope:
Instruments: (including mount if any)
Exposure time:
Place & Seeing:
Date:
Remarks: (if any)

Please also give details about who you are (age, experience in astrophotography, website, whatever you want to share with others)


Files that do not fulfill the above criteria, will be automatically disqualified, but will be added to our gallery at our discretion.

What will the judges be considering?

Originality, age of the user, technical expertise, set-up used.

7 different people will judge anonymous pics and give their totally subjective marking on pics shortlisted by William based on the above considerations.


What about the special magazine prize?

Glad you heard about it! Any picture which we receive and that makes it to Sky&Telescope or Astronomy (and these two magazines ONLY) Reader Gallery section until the end of the year, will be awarded a free telescope from WO! So, do not forget to post your best shots to them too and let us know if it gets posted. The picture must mention the WO telescope used.

The sky is clear, so what are you waiting for?? Go out there tonight and submit tomorrow! photo@william-optics.com

#2 williamoptics

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:42 AM

Hurry up to submit your best shots with a WO refractor!! Time is ticking out, the prizes are ready to ship to the three lucky users!

http://www.william-o...ebs/gallery.htm

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:18 AM

Thank you to all the many participants! We are in the middle of the judging process, we will announce the three lucky winners according to schedule.

Please keep submitting your best shots, because anything submitted from today will count for any new contest, if this prize contest is renewed. Of course do submit your photos also to other contests and magazines!

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:23 PM

Winners announced,a nd three extra "William Prizes"! Checked out the WO Gallery on our main website (www.william-optics.com).
Thank you for the many photos submitted.


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