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    Thumbs up Exciting New Messier Sketch Award & Messier Photography Award Programs!!!!



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    MESSIER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS PROGRAM


    Award Categories:

    1. Messier 40 Photography Award Certificate and Icon (any 40
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    2. Messier 80 Photography Award Certificate and Icon (any 80 Messier Objects)
    3. Messier Photography Grand Award Certificate and Icon (110 Messier Objects)

    Time Limit: none

    Acceptance criteria:

    1. The photo should be "quickly recognized" as the
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    by an experienced observer or by comparison to a known photo of the object.

    2. The person making the application must have taken all the photographs unassisted.

    3. The equipment used to obtain the photograph must be owned by the person making the application; internet
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    and rentals are not permitted.

    Application:

    1. Start a new thread on the
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    2. Submit your photographs as attachments to postings in your thread. You can put five attachments per posting. Include the Name of the Messier Object in the file name of each photograph to aid in its identification. For each of the five attached photographs include the following information in the posting:
    a. The Name of the Messier Object
    b. The date of the photograph
    c. The camera used
    d. Camera ISO setting or film ISO
    e. Total exposure time
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    An application containing 40 photographs will need a minimum of 8 postings to your thread.

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    AWARDS PROGRAM



    Award Categories:

    1. Messier 40 Sketch Award Certificate and Icon (any 40 Messier Objects)
    2. Messier 80 Sketch Award Certificate and Icon (any 80 Messier Objects)
    3. Messier Sketch Grand Award Certificate and Icon (110 Messier Objects)

    Time Limit: none

    Acceptance criteria:

    1. The sketch should be "quickly recognized" as the Messier object by an experienced observer or by comparison to a known photo of the object.

    2. The person making the application must have made each sketch unassisted.

    3. The telescope used for the sketch must be owned by the person making the application; internet telescopes and rentals are not permitted.

    Application:

    1. Start a new thread on the
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    2. Submit your sketches as attachments to postings in your thread. You can put five attachments per posting. Include the Name of the Messier Object in the file name of each sketch to aid in its identification. For each of the five attached sketches include the following information in the posting:
    a. The Name of the Messier Object
    b. The date of the sketch
    c. The telescope used
    d. Any other information you wish to include (none is perfectly acceptable)

    An application containing 40 sketches will need a minimum of 8 postings to your thread.

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    Great Idea Gus! This one can take a bit of time, great experience for all the imagers at forum to get many hours of capture and post process time on a variety of object!

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    No the ideas were the teams, even the announcement was not made by me!
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    That's awesome Gus!! I'm still working on my first 30 (more like 10) but I'll get there yet!!!

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    Regardless, still an excellent idea! Thanks!
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    Thanks guys there has been a small update to the rules to make it even easier to start your award process,

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