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The September 2023 Contest Winners

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

🏆 One-Click Observation Contest Winners 🏆

The One-Click Observation for the September 2023 Contest is the RUNNING MAN NEBULA, obtained with CHI-1-CMOS in the LRGB filter set.

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

Beginner Tier


Prize: 25 credits

Comment from the judges: Lucian Nicu created our winning image of the running man nebula with good colour processing and start management. The image could do with some extra contrast to improve the nebulosity

Expert Tier


RUNNING MAN NEBULA by Grigory Vidishev
Prize: 50 credits

Comment from the judges: Our winning one-click expert contest image belongs to Grigory Vidishev who processed the nebulosity well with good colour management and contrast of the dark and light parts of the nebula. Some star colour adjustments would add a nice finishing touch to this image

🏆 Observation Bundle Contest Winners 🏆

The Observation Bundle for the September 2023 Contest is the LDN 1667 obtained with AUS-2-CCD in the HSO filter set. It contains 8 One-Click Observations corresponding to more than 7 hours of total exposure time.

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

Beginner Tier


LDN 1667 by Judith Prana
Prize: 75 credits

Comment from the judges: Judith Prana processed this LDN 1667 with a custom SHO colour palette. This produced nice details to the nebulosity with well-controlled stars. With this data, extracting and processing the star colour separately would benefit this image.

Expert Tier


LDN 1667 by Alan Daly
Prize: 100 credits

Comment from the judges: Alan Daly produced our winning expert bundle image of LDN 1667, the colour was well processed. Our only feedback would be that the data seems over stretched, however lots of good work was done with 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 October 2023 contests? Find out more here!

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