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Founded in 1923 and now with over 600 members, the Auckland Astronomical Society is one of New Zealand's largest
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2016 Harry Williams Astrophotography Contest - Movie of all the Entries
Youtube movie of all the entries in the 2016 Harry Williams Astrophotography competition, which is New Zealand's largest annual Astrophotography competition and is organised by the Auckland Astronomical Society.
The winners and highly commended entries are to be announced at the 2016 Burbidge Dinner on the 8th of October at Alexandra Park in Epsom (tickets available from the ASTRONZ website). As in years past the best way to view the movie is to open it up in youtube and set the quality to 1080p and watch in full screen mode.
Again I know the soundtrack will probably not be to everybody's taste so feel free to hit the mute sound button if it's annoying you I won't be insulted, also you can pause the movie at any time to take a longer look at any particular image.
Anyway I hope you enjoy the movie, certainly some of the best Astrophotography in New Zealand is on display in this movie and this years judge Phil Plait will have his work cut out for him selecting the winning images.
The 2016 Harry Williams Astrophotography Competition