HAS Members Choice AstroImaging Contest

On the evening of January 4, 2019, at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, the first ever HAS Members Choice Astrophotography Contest in conjunction with the Post-Holiday Pot Luck.

A total of twenty entries from 11 astroimagers was displayed and approximately 80 members and guests attending the event voted on their favorites.

It was very evident to the members judging the entries that HAS has many talented and dedicated astroimagers. All of the entries were very well done and there were many comments received about the high quality of the work displayed. While it was not an easy choice for the members and guest attending, the winning entries were:



Don Taylor - 1st place - Orion Complex  - Prize of $50 Amazon Gift Card                                                               






Don Selle - 2nd place - String Lake MW - Prize of $ 25 Amazon Gift Card     

Val Ricks  - 3rd place -  Bok Globules in IC 2948  - Prize of $ 15 Amazon Gift Card







All those who entered also agreed to donate their work to be awarded as door prizes to twenty lucky members attending the Pot Luck ( Must Be Present to Win!) The door prizes were very well received by all of the winners.

We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the entrants (listed below) for participating in this inaugural event, and donating the results of their hard work and for helping to make the Post-Holiday Pot Luck a memorable event.






Entrants in the Inaugural HAS Members Choice AstroImaging Contest 

Bob Menius

Craig Shine

Don Selle

Don Taylor

Lauren Herrington

Loyd Overcash

Mike Edstrom

Simon Tan

Steve Goldberg

Tim Lewis

Val Ricks


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