Optical Structures, makers of Astrodon filters for astrophotography, will be holding its first quarterly astro-imaging contest! The Contest will begin on December 1st, 2020 and end on January 31st, 2021.
Targets: Dolphin Head Nebula and Simeis 147
Contestants photos will be displayed below the rules
Example Dolphin Head Nebula by @cosmic.speck https://www.instagram.com/cosmic.speck/
And example Simeis 147 by Rogelio Bernal Andreo http://www.deepskycolors.com/archive/2011/12/08/simeis-147-and-surroundings.html License
Contestants must use Astrodon Filters to capture the image.
The image must be taken between Dec 1st, 2020 – Jan 31st, 2021
Submissions must be in JPEG format. Finalists will be asked to submit a TIFF file.
Image Target: There is a choice between The Dolphin Head Nebula, Sh2-308, also designated as Sharpless 308, RCW 11, or LBN 1052, or Simeis 147 also designated as Sharpless 2-240.
Customers can enter both images
In addition to image, contestants must submit image info such as filters used, number of sub exposures and time for each exposure
There will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for both the Dolphin Head Nebula and Simeis 147
1st Place winner will receive a 24” x 36” Metal Print of their image
2nd Place winner will receive a 16” x 20” Metal Print of their image
3rd Place winner will receive a 11” x 14” Metal Print of their image
All contestants agree to have their images displayed on our social media and Astrodon website with attribution