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7th of August 2023
David Malin Awards 2023
The NSW Central West Astronomical Society holds an annual astrophotography competition, the David Malin Awards, with the winning entries being announced recently. David Malin worked for 26 years at the Anglo-Australian Observatory as photographic scientist and astronomer. Over his career he invented new ways of revealing information on astronomical plates, earning an international reputation.

The image above is the winner in the Smartphone Astrophotography category, taken by Benjamin Alldridge and entitled "Aurora over SW Tasmania". The judges'citation reads "The radiant hues of the aurora are complemented by the sense of depth in Tasmania‚Äôs mountain scenery. Remarkable that night scenes such as this can be captured on a smartphone." (Image: © Benjamin Alldridge)

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