Martin Pugh's striking image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3718 was the overall winner in the Deep Sky Category
Photo © Martin Pugh
This stunning display features the winners and selected entries from the annual photography competition inspired by the world-renowned astrophotographer and competition judge, Dr David Malin.
The breathtaking range of images were judged on their aesthetic beauty and technical skill.
Among the photographs on display are Grahame Kelaher's image of the Milky Way taken at the Pinnacles rock formation in Western Australia, and Michael Bolenski's star trails image captured at Big Swamp on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The overall winner was Martin Pugh's striking image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3718 which lies a mere 52 million light-years away!
Other photographs on display range from shots taken during last year's total solar eclipse in Cairns to a stunning wide field shot of the Aurora Australis as well as some spectacular deep space images of nebulae, supernova and the Milky Way.
If you're interested in astronomy, photography and the unique Australian environment, you will be truly inspired by this display in the Melbourne Planetarium foyer at Scienceworks.
Exhibition developed by the Central West Astronomical Society and toured by the Sydney Observatory and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.