The May 2022 contests are here!
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 May 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 May 2022 Contest is the Lagoon Nebula (also known as M 8) obtained with CHI-2 in the HSO filter set.
This star-forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius and its apparent magnitude of 6 makes it faintly visible to the naked eye in dark skies.
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 #OneClickContestMay22 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 May 2022 Contest is the Andromeda Galaxy (also known as M31) obtained with SPA-1 in the LRGB filter set. It contains 16 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 21 hours of total exposure time.
We have also collected some H-alpha data, that you might use together with the LRGB data to highlight HII regions of star formation.
You can see and grab this Observation Bundle containing the LRGB data by clicking here.
You can also grab the One-Click Observations containing the H-alpha data by clicking here.
To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestMay22 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!