International Astrophotography AstroCamera Competition

International Astrophotography AstroCamera Competition

Opening: January 28, 2020
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: PLN 300, PLN 400, PLN 500, PLN 900, PLN 1,000, PLN 1,500

AstroCamera is the international competition for astrophotographers. It is organised by the Hevelianum in Gdańsk that deals with the promotion of science, astronomy in particular.

On 28 January 2011, on the 400th anniversary of its patron’s birth, the Hevelianum Centre announced the first edition of AstroCamera 2011 Competition addressed to all astronomy and astrophotography enthusiasts who share scientific passions of Johannes Hevelius, a 17th century astronomer, a constructor of observation tools, and a renowned observer of the sky at night. His life and achievements have been an inspiration for the Hevelianum to make the AstroCamera Competition a regular event in calendar.

We have a pleasure to announce the 8th edition of International Astrophotography AstroCamera Competition 2020.


  • Deep Sky Objects
    photographs of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, etc.
  • Solar System Objects
    photographs of planets, the Moon, comets, meteors, eclipses, object transits, etc.
  • Astrolandscape
    photographs showing landscape elements with astronomic objects, e.g. astronomic object rising and setting, movement of the celestial sphere

A Participant may register maximum 5 Competition Entries (photographs) jointly in all categories; however, in each category only one photograph of a Participant may be awarded a prize.



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