Today, we are announcing the new contests for October 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 October 2023 Contest is the SH2 86, obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the HSO filter set.
Sh2-86 is a faint emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It's often associated with open star cluster NGC 6823. Sh2-86 exhibits colourful gas and dust structures illuminated by the embedded young stars.
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 #OneClickContestOct23 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 October 2023 Contest is the HORSEHEAD NEBULA B33 obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the HSO filter set. It contains 15 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 15 hours of total exposure time.
Horsehead Nebula, or B33, is an iconic dark nebula in Orion. Its silhouette resembles a horse's head, created by obscuring interstellar dust. It's a popular target for astrophotography and stargazing.
You can see and grab this Observation Bundle by clicking here.
To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestOct23 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!
Let’s give a round of applause to all the winners who are going to enjoy the honors and the prizes!
One-Click Observation Contest Winners
Observation Bundle Contest Winners