Capture the Asteroid Competition 2017




This year´s Capture the Asteroid Competition is closed and all submissions are finally judged. Firstly, a big thank you to our partner Northolt Branch Observatory for their good cooperation and especially for their expert support.

All the submissions were exceptional and very close together. The decision was not made lightly for us. Nevertheless we have chosen our top three: Robert Magno, Jim Ferreira & Yuri Solomonov. Congratulations to our winners.

Of course we would like to congratulate all attendees – thank you for participating!




Please have a look to the following entries from our top three:

Place 1: Robert Magno, Asteroid 3122 Florence, Telescope Skywatcher 1000×200 end Eq5 mounting, GotoStar system Idea, Camera Sony

Place 2: Jim Ferreira, Asteroid 704 Interamnia, Sony ICX-274 monochrome CCD with IR block filter

Place 3: Yuri Solomonov, 40 Harmonia , Canon 450D, lens 135 mm



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