STARS AND NEBULAE GALAXIES
The category for any deep-space object within our Galaxy, covering everything from stars to the nebulae that birthed them. 2014 winner Bill Snyder had to take 12.8 hours worth of exposures to capture the detail at the base of the Horsehead Nebula that is often left unseen. While possibly one of the most difficult groups of targets to image, galaxies are among the most beautiful objects in the night sky. In 2013 Ivan Eder was highly commended for his entry of M81-82 and the Integrated Flux Nebula.