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The August 2023 Contest Winners

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Our judges, Adam Block, Alex Curry, Nik Szymanek and Mustafa Aydın, chose the winners of the August 2023 contests.

🏆 One-Click Observation Contest Winners 🏆

The One-Click Observation for the August 2023 Contest is the NGC 3532, obtained with AUS-2-CMOS in the HLRGB filter set.

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

Beginner Tier


NGC 3532 by Salvatore Di Nardo
Prize: 25 credits

Comment from the judges: Salvatore Di Nardo did a good job or processing NGC 3532, some further development of RGB colours would benefit this image.

Expert Tier


NGC 3532 by Astrophotography Volkssterrenwacht A Pien
Prize: 50 credits

Comment from the judges: In this image created by Alexander Reinartz the colours of the nebula and stars were well processed and made for a good contrast between the two. Some adjustment to background colour would work to improve the image and create better contrast between the nebulosity, background and stars.

🏆 Observation Bundle Contest Winners 🏆

The Observation Bundle for the August 2023 Contest is the HELIX NEBULA obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the HSO filter set. It contains 11 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 9 hours of total exposure time.

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

Beginner Tier


NGC7293 - HELIX NEBULA by Tomas Samek
Prize: 75 credits

Comment from the judges: There were a lot of good entries for the Helix nebula this month. This image by Tomas Samek processed the details in the nebulosity very well with a good choice of colour palette.

Expert Tier


NGC 7293 - HELIX NEBULA by Rouven Asmußen
Prize: 100 credits

Comment from the judges: Our winning expert bundle image processing was by Rouven Asmußen, with a great colour selection and processing of the finer details of the nebula. While not oversharpened, a slight boost to the sharpening may help to enhance those details further.

Let’s give a round of applause to all the winners who will enjoy the honours and the prizes!

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

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