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WO Astro Photo Contest 2008 Winners
1st :
Jim Roselli
2nd :
Matt Taylor
3rd :
Carlos Gouveia | Brian Peterson
Special Prize :
Adam Evans | Hojong Lin
WO Astrophotography Prize Contest 2008

~ October 31

WO Astrophotography Prize Contest 2008

Dear WO telescope user,

Submit your best shots by October 31 to photo@williamoptics.com to be entered automatically in the Second Edition of the WO Astrophotography Prize Contest 2008.

Anyone who owns a WO telescope/spotting scope can participate in WO Photo Prize Contest (we may ask to prove this with photos, receipts or warranty cards copies).
You may send maximum 3 pictures to us related to Astronomy, the best one will be judged.
Pictures must to be new, which never appear on WO website and previous Photo contests.
Judges will be considering originality, age of the user, technical expertise, set-up used.
Submission deadline is October 31st 12.00 pm California time.
Winners will be announced on WO website and Yahoo group on Thanksgiving, November 27, 2008.

What you may win?

1st prize: Megrez 70 + US$ 100 certificate

2nd prize: ZS 66 Patriot + US$ 50 certificate

3rd prize: 10X50 binoculars + US$ 30 certificate

(Prizes are not changeable and will be shipped free of charge to the winner’s provided address. We will not cover any taxes, duties or similar).

To submit pictures, you have to send them by email to photo@williamoptics.com
Each file must be 1024x768, maximum 2MB ea.
ONLY JPG accepted.
The file must be named this way:

Telescope name codes:
zs66apo ZenithStar 66 Triplet ED APO
zs66sdapo ZenithStar 66 SD Doublet APO
zs66pet ZenithStar 66 Petzval ED
zs70ed ZenithStar 70 ED
zs80 ZenithStar 80
zs80s ZenithStar 80 Short
zs80fd Zenithstar 80 Fluorite Doublet
zs80IIed Zenithstar 80II ED
zs105ed ZenithStar 105 Triplet ED APO
zs110ed ZenithStar 110 Triplet ED APO
flt105 FLT105
flt110 FLT 110
flt132 FLT 132
mz72fd Megrez 72FD
mz80apo Megrez triplet fluorite/Super APO
mz80fd Megrez Fluorite Doublet
mz80ed Megrez 80 Triplet ED APO
mz80sd Megrez 80 SD (any series)
mz88fd Megrez 88FD
mz90fd Megrez 90 FD
mz110 Megrez110
mz102sd Megrez 102 SD
mz102ed Megrez102 ED
ph80 Phoenix 80
sw82 Swan83
f70a Ferrari Anniversary 70mm

Name of the author should be maximum 4 letters, minimum 2.
Date style should be 06jun depending on when you submit (it is NOT the date of the shot but of the submission).
In the body of the email or as an attached TXT file you must give these details:
Instruments: (including mount if any)
Exposure time:
Place & Seeing:
Remarks: (if any)

Please also give details about who you are (age, experience in astrophotography, website, whatever you want to share with others).

Files that do not fulfill the above criteria, will be automatically disqualified, but will be added to our gallery at our discretion.


RTMC Astronomy Expo

Photokina, (23 Sept. - 28 Oct. 2008, Köln , Germany

Welcome to meet William Optics at Photokina, booth No: H3.1-B021.

William himself will be showing our latest products and some new surprises!

William Optics auf Deutsch

Willkommen in Köln auf der PHOTOKINA 2008.

William Optics wird auf der PHOTOKINA mit den neuen Produkten anwesend sein


2008 Shingletown Star Party

End of August 2008

2008 Shingletown Star Party
William Optics donated (WD-CF-DIG2-DI) Carbon Fiber 2" dielectric diagonal to this star party. Valued $200.


Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show (PATS)

September 13-14, 2008

Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show (PATS)
The first annual Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show (PATS) will take place on September 13 and 14, 2008 at the Pasadena Convention Center.


RTMC Astronomy Expo

May 23-26, 2008

RTMC Astronomy Expo
Camp Oakes
Big Bear City, California

RTMC Astronomy Expo

LE ROC 2008

May 30,31 ~ Jun 1, 2008

Rendez-vous des observateurs du ciel
William Optics Un oculaire 2 pouces 28mm UWAN (valued $400)


Meet us at ATT

May 31, 2008, Germany

ATT - die größte Astronomie-Börse in Deutschland.
William Optics wird auf der ATT mit den neuen Produkten anwesend sein


Meet us and our NEW products at NEAF

Apr. 26-27, 2008

William Optics will attend NEAF, America's premier astronomical expo, showing new telescopes, eyepieces and equipment.


2008 Shot Show

February 2nd -5th , 2008

Welcome to visit the William Optics booth (No. 28072 at Gold Hall) at 2008 shot show, the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports and hunting industries, which will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center.
2008 Shot Show

San Diego Astronomy Association 2008 Annual Banquet
William Optics donated 2 pcs of SWAN 20mm as door prizes for San Diego Astronomy Association 2008 Annual Banquet
San Diego Astronomy Association 2008 Annual Banquet

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