Today, we are announcing the new contests for November 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 November 2023 Contest is the M72, obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the LRGB filter set.
M72 is a globular star cluster located in the constellation Aquarius. It's around 53,000 light-years from Earth and contains densely packed, ancient stars, estimated to be around 10-13 billion years old.
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 #OneClickContestNov23 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 November 2023 Contest is the NGC 247 obtained with CHI-1-CCD in the LRGB filter set. It contains 14 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 24 hours of total exposure time.
NGC 247 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus, approximately 11 million light-years away from Earth. It features a prominent central bar and exhibits ongoing star formation within its arms.
You can see and grab this Observation Bundle by clicking here.
To qualify for the contest, remember to tag the picture you upload with #BundleContestNov23 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!