The August 2022 Contests are Here!

August contests

Today we are announcing the new contests for August 2022!

Are you new to our contests? Read the general rules first.

Here below you can find the definitions of the two contests. Remember to check the rules before taking part in these contests!

The One-Click Contest

The One-Click Observation for the August 2022 Contest is the NGC 2516 obtained with CHI-2 in the LRGB filter set.

NGC 2516 (also known as Caldwell 96) is an open star cluster in the southern sky in the constellation Carina discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751-1752. It is also called Southern Beehive or the Sprinter.

You can grab and download the One-Click Observation by clicking here.

To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #OneClickContestAug22 and either #Expert or #Beginner (check this page to find out your skill level).

The winners of the best picture in the One-Click Contest will receive:

  • 25 credits prize (value $38) in the Beginner tier
  • 50 credits prize (value $76) in the Expert tier
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The Bundle Contest

The Observation Bundle for August 2022 Contest is the IC1284, obtained with CHI-1 in the LRGB filter set. It contains 12 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 16 hours of total exposure time.

IC 1284 is an emission nebula located in the constellation Sagittarius. This deep-sky object lies very close to the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24) along the plane of the Milky Way.

You can see and grab this Observation Bundle by clicking here.

To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestAug22 and either #Expert or #Beginner (check this page to find out your skill level)

The winners of the best picture in the Bundle Contest will receive:

  • 75 credits prize (value $113) in the Beginner tier
  • 100 credits prize (value $140) in the Expert tier

May the best astrophotographer win!