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New Challenge Ideas Needed!

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We are running a bit behind (as always!) launching the April challenge.

We've running out of ideas without repeating ourself so, if you have any ideas for challenges, please let us know in this thread :)

 

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-Nikon vs Canon vs Sony

-Galaxy clusters

-Ha images

-Single 30 minute exposures?

-Reflection nebulae

-Dark nebulae

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Caldwell, melotte or Collinder catalogues.

DSO featuring planets.

double stars or systems

10 Sec exposures 

B+W

mosaics 

evidence of trans lunar phenomenon (only kidding)

pure analog (eg film)

DIY based (scope, mount whatever)

 

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I don't see there being any problem with repeating yourselves. If you try and find endless new subjects, they will become increasingly obscure to the point of attracting hardly any entries. What's wrong with having a galaxy challenge in galaxy season, every galaxy season?! It's up to the entrants to surprise the judges, not the other way round...?

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Can we do the sun this time please????  ? ???

 

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3 minutes ago, Helen said:

Can we do the sun this time please????  ? ???

 

OO.. that's a good idea with the current spot!

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3 minutes ago, Helen said:

Can we do the sun this time please????  ? ???

 

Preferably this week :grin:

Dave

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6 minutes ago, Helen said:

Can we do the sun this time please????

ill second that !

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43 minutes ago, PhotoGav said:

I don't see there being any problem with repeating yourselves. If you try and find endless new subjects, they will become increasingly obscure to the point of attracting hardly any entries. What's wrong with having a galaxy challenge in galaxy season, every galaxy season?! It's up to the entrants to surprise the judges, not the other way round...?

I tend to agree that there's no problem repeating things every now and again. 

Suggestions include mosaics, star trails, Ha, planetary nebula, point and shoot cameras, cameras older than 10 years and keeping in Helen's good books, the sun  :)

Dave.

 

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Completing any image in one month is a challenge in the UK :grin:

Dave

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I'm assuming this 3-month challenge would have a back-dated start date of 1 April ???

Helen

 

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Yes, it would be nice if we could have a galaxy challenge, summer milky way challenge, and some form of nebula challenge every year.

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I've gone with solar for the April one - this spot is really very, very nice :)

 

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Apologies if I repeat anything:

Timelapse 

Quasars

Horizons

lunar landing sites

 

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You could go back to basics and mix in some topics devoted to sketching ;)

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I would think replication of topics is fine given the restriction on when the image is captured.

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What about a competition for new imagers only, say those in their first 6 months of imaging for instance.

A competition for RGB images done in a LP location, say Bortle 7 and above.

Carole 

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How about, The Moon with a foreground. 

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Gif only competition anyone? Scale down and animate sounds a bit fun and I've seen some nice animations here on SGL.

Open to everyone any target any equipment, all other existing rules apply ?

                            Freddie.

 

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On 29/04/2019 at 08:53, Scooot said:

How about, The Moon with a foreground. 

I like this, would suggest Moon with clouds too....

Alan

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A few thoughts...

Observing reports – award for the most engaging and imaginative descriptions  (you don’t need a camera for this, but could be fun..!)

Sun dogs/Halos

Moon Halos

Green Flash

Brocken Spectres

Meteors/Showers

Multiple star systems – star colours!

Oh and absolutely revisit the old ones, new year new conditions, new targets lots still to do!

Ta

Fozzie

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All-in-one camera challenge (no DSLRs or astro cameras allowed).

Education Challenge - make an annotated image that explains something astronomical.

Spirit of astronomy - picture that best shows one or more people enjoying the hobby

Lucky shot - a single image that catches an event - meteor, satellite trail, Betelgeuse going supernova etc.

Mercury Transit

Animations - asteroids, jupiters moons, moon phases etc.

Low alt planets - a planetary challenge to encourage long-suffering UK imagers and all of us north of 50n latitude!

Apollo Demi-Centenary - images to mark fifty years.

Tiny DSOs - images no more than ~ 1 mega-pixel (or even smaller) to encourage photographing small planetaries or galaxies etc.

Narrowband DSLR - a challenging challenge!

Urban Image - has to be from a light polluted area, severity of LP to be taken into account.

 

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