The February 2023 Contests are Here!
Today we are announcing the new contests for February 2023!
If you are new to our monthly contests, you should read the general rules first.
And remember that these competitions are for everybody! It is not a case that we have Expert and Beginner tiers…
Moreover, contests are the best way to improve and monitor your skills, having your work evaluated by our tutors (some of the best astrophotographers you can find out there).
So, if you are a novice, watch our tutorials dedicated to you and then throw yourself into the competition to put your abilities to the test.
Instead, if you are an expert imager looking for some new techniques that might get you the sought-after award, we have incredible resources also for you! Browse the library and use the filters to select the difficulty level, tutor, software, etc.
That said, let’s see the definitions of the two contests for this month (and remember to check the general rules before taking part in these contests)!
The One-Click Contest
The One-Click Observation for the February 2023 Contest is the ZOOM INTO THE PLEIADES obtained with CHI-1-CCD in the LRGB filter set.
The Pleiades is an asterism and an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the northwest of the constellation Taurus. At a distance of about 444 light-years, it is among the nearest star clusters to Earth.
You can grab and download the One-Click Observations by clicking here.
To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #OneClickContestFeb23 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
The Bundle Contest
The Observation Bundle for the February 2023 Contest is the LBN 292 obtained with SPA-3-CCD in the HSO filter set. It contains 17 One-Click Observations corresponding to 17 hours of total exposure time.
The LBN 292 is a diffuse, complex emission nebula in Cygnus's constellation. It belongs to the luminous nebulae of Lynds, having a particular characteristic of diffuse and irregular dark areas in contrast with the intense bright areas that surround them.
You can see and grab this Observation Bundle by clicking here.
To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestFeb23 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!