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The June 2023 Contest Winners

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Winner_Contests_June.thumb.jpg.cc527b53f4dd340b69b7bd92a887f021.jpgOur judges, Adam Block, Alex Curry, Nik Szymanek and Mustafa Aydın, chose the winners of the June 2023 contests.

🏆 One-Click Observation Contest Winners 🏆

The One-Click Observation for the June 2023 Contest is THE SQUARE 'ANTARES - M4 - ALNIYAT - IC 4605' obtained with AUS-2-CMOS in the HSO filter set.

You can see and grab this One-Click Observation by clicking here.

Beginner Tier



THE SQUARE ANTARES-M4-ALNIYAT-IC4605 by Salvatore Di Nardo
Prize: 25 credits

Comment from the judges: Salvatore Di Nardo had a good range of colours and the noise was well controlled. Some care should be taken in the future to avoid clipping of faint details, otherwise, a nice image!

Expert Tier


ANTARES - M4 - ALNIYAT - IC 4605 by Rouven Asmußen
Prize: 50 credits

Comment from the judges: Rouven Asmußen Antares is a challenging target because of the variance in dust intensity. The colour choice, combined with how the dust was processed, was well executed.

🏆 Observation Bundle Contest Winners 🏆

The Observation Bundle for the June 2023 Contest is the M51 obtained with SPA-2-CMOS in the LRGB filter set. It contains 5 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 10 hours of total exposure time.

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

Beginner Tier


M51 by James Farley
Prize: 75 credits

Comment from the judges: James Farley produced an image with a unanimous voting decision. With well processed star colours and a good job processing the star background M51 stands out well here. A touch more saturation in this image would improve the overall aesthetic of the image.

Expert Tier


Prize: 100 credits

Comment from the judges: Marek Idec processed the M51 bundle very well with good control of the gradients and background noise. It's important to pay attention to the background of bright targets as it's very easy to clip. Of all the images the disk in Marek's image was processed the best. A slight increase in contrast would improve this image.

Let’s give a round of applause to all the winners who are going to enjoy the honors and the prizes!

Would you like to find out about the July 2023 contests? Find out more here!

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