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Fellow Astronomers and IFAS Users,
A recent discussion by members of the IFAS Council has decided that now is a good time to start an Astrophotography Competition! This will allow those of you with any means of photocapture devices to flex your muscles, and show everyone what you can achieve!

There will be no prize (as yet), but the winner will be judged by an open voting system by members of these boards. That should be pleasing enough to know that your very own masterpiece has been judged to be the best of the best by your fellow friends and IFAS members.

Please read the Rules & Guidelines on the accompanying sticky to ensure everyone gets a fair chance, and that you understand how it is being organised.

Clear Skies & Good Luck!

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Replied by Keith g on topic Re:

Graet Idea!!!
What about shots taken previously? Can they be entered?

Or do we all start now with a clean slate??

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Seanie,

This is a great idea. Personally I am slightly worried about the 100kb limit since I think it will lead to a lot of unintentional artifacts and which will be compounded even further by the 800x600 file size limit.

I suggest bumping up the limit to perhaps 200kb. :?
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Anthony,
I will check, but I think that it was stated in the Rules and Guidelines that larger files may be lnked to an off-site host, such as www.flickr.com (requires free registration) - that way, our bandwidth problems will be relatively small!

PS. I have locked this thread simply to not let it become cluttered! (intended to do this the time I posted it originally).

Please let us have your further feedback and suggestions here .

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Seanie,
I went to post a couple of images into this month's competition under the topic

March Competition Theme -> The Moon & Eclipses

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Where should I post my entries?
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Where should I post my entries?


You must have missed this bit of the rules ;-)

During the month, members can enter images to the Challenge by sending an email with a pointer to the image (please don't attach the image!)
to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

I missed the "please dont attach image"
do'h, does this mean I'm disqualified. :lol:
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

:oops:


But I thought the rules were there to be broken....
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Last call for March entries! Send all your linked* images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible!

*Please refer to the Rules & Guidelines, but by 'linked', we mean that your picture is hosted somewhere on the web, and then the image is linked to that online source. A preference is the free online service provided by www.flickr.com

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Anyone got any more suggestions for themes they would like to see mentioned? :D

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Perhaps pick a constellation?
Say, for the next month, the target is Ursa Major?
How does this sound?
This should cover you for a good while, or 7 years and 4 months to be precise!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Perhaps pick a constellation?
Say, for the next month, the target is Ursa Major?
How does this sound?
This should cover you for a good while, or 7 years and 4 months to be precise!
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You mean the object has to be IN UMa or it has to BE UMa?

Actaully ... that gives me an idea .... what about wide-field images as a theme? At least one constelation across?
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

At least one constelation across?


That's exactly what I had in mind.

However, you do bring up an interesting point. It could be either the entire constellation, a portion of it or specific object(s) in the constellation.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The IFAS Astrophotography Competition

Sounds good... both your suggestions!

Keep 'em coming...
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