2015 Kevin J. Brunelle Photography Contest Winners:


Atmospheric Category

1st place – Lenticular Clouds over Mt. Rainier (Matt Dieterich)

2nd place – Lightning (Laura Quinn)

3rd place – Rainier Sunset (Matt Dieterich)


Stellar Category

1st place – Aurora and Milky Way over Mt. Rainier (Matt Dieterich)

2nd place – Pleiades and Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy (Alexis Kwasinski)

3rd place – Perseid Meteors and Milky Way over Mt. Rainier (Matt Dieterich)


Lunar / Planetary / Solar Category

1st place – Jupiter in April with Three Galilean Moons (Chris Boretzky)

2nd place – Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy 1 (Alexis Kwasinski)

3rd place – Comet Lovejoy 2 (Nathan Brandt)


Nebula Category

1st place – Cederblad 214 (Frank Wielgus)

2nd place – The Lagoon 1 (Nathan Brandt)

3rd place – Trifid Nebula 2 (Alexis Kwasinski)



1st place – NGC7331 & Stephan’s Quintet (Nathan Brandt)

2nd place – The Great Andromeda Galaxy (Frank Wielgus)

3rd place (tie) – The Box Galaxy Group (Frank Wielgus)
3rd place (tie) – Andromeda Galaxy (Matt Dieterich)


Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted photos. Click to download and view a presentation of all of the winners and entries.