The April 2022 contests are here!

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The winners of this contest have already been announced. Find out who they are by clicking here!

Today we are announcing the new contests for April 2022!

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

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

The One-Click Contest

The One-Click Observation for the April 2022 Contest is NGC 6334 obtained with CHI-1.

NGC 6334, colloquially known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64, is an emission nebula and star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius. NGC 6334 was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The nebula is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way, at a distance of approximately 5.5 kilolight-years from the Sun.

You can grab and download the One-Click Observation of NGC 6334 by clicking here.

To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #OneClickContestApr22 and either #Expert or #Beginner (check this page to find out your skill level).

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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

The Bundle Contest

The Observation Bundle for April 2022 Contest is the Crescent Nebula obtained with SPA-3 in the HALPHA,OIII,SII filter set.

The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1792. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward. The inward moving shock wave heats the stellar wind to X-ray-emitting temperatures.

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

Note that you cannot use additional data from other telescopes!

To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestApr22 and either #Expert or #Beginner (check this page to find out your skill level)

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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!

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