And the August 2023 Contest Winners Are...
Today is podium day!
Our judges, Adam Block, Alex Curry, Nik Szymanek and Mustafa Aydın, have completed their evaluation of all the post-processed pictures submitted for the August 2023 contests, and we have the winners!
🏆 One-Click Observation Contest Winners 🏆
The One-Click Observation for the August 2023 Contest is the NGC 3532, obtained with
AUS-2-CMOS in the HLRGB filter set.
You can see and grab this One-Click Observation by clicking here.
Comment from the judges: Salvatore Di Nardo did a good job or processing NGC 3532, some further development of RGB colours would benefit this image.
Comment from the judges: In this image created by Alexander Reinartz the colours of the nebula and stars were well processed and made for a good contrast between the two. Some adjustment to background colour would work to improve the image and create better contrast between the nebulosity, background and stars.
🏆 Observation Bundle Contest Winners 🏆
The Observation Bundle for August 2023 Contest is the HELIX NEBULA obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the HSO filter set. It contains 11 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 9 hours of total exposure time.
You can see and grab this Observation Bundle by clicking here.
Comment from the judges: There were a lot of good entries for the Helix nebula this month. This image by Tomas Samek processed the details in the nebulosity very well with a good choice of colour palette.
Comment from the judges: Our winning expert bundle image processing was by Rouven Asmußen, with a great colour selection and processing of the finer details of the nebula. While not oversharpened, a slight boost to the sharpening may help to enhance those details further.
Let’s give a round of applause to all the winners who are going to enjoy the honors and the prizes!
Would you like to find out about the September 2023 contests? Find out more here!