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Thread: Constellation Master Award - Apply Now!

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    Default Constellation Master Award - Apply Now!



    Attention all Astronomy Forum members
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    Here at the Astronomy Forum we have decided to introduce an exciting award program to all our members. We thought it would be a great way for members to be able to post everything they know about a
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    of interest. In turn, members will receive a badge of honour in helping other members explore and learn about constellation and their associated

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    objects in the sky.


    INTRODUCING!!!....
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    The award being offered is the “Constellation Master Award”
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    !!!!!!!!
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    SAMPLE ONLY !!
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    Note this is a limited award so apply immediately, as there is a limited amount of constellation names to submit for. Also if there is already work done on a constellation, a significant update must be made to the page to receive the award for an already submitted constellation.

    This badge will be awarded after successfully completing and submitting information for a constellation. Below are the rules and regulations for obtaining an award and certificate.

    A) To begin the process a member will have to start a new thread in the
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    with title:

    Constellation Name

    Please change Constellation Name to the constellations name

    B) Include the template
    Please change Constellation Name to the constellations name, just search and replace for Constellation Name

    Code:

    About Constellation Name

    Constellation Name's Myth

    DSO Objects and Items of Interest in Constellation Name

    (Include a list of Messier objects)

    Finding Constellation Name in the Night Sky

    Finding Constellation Name in the Night Sky Instructions

    Sketches of DSO Objects in Constellation Name

    (Include a list of Messier objects with the word sketches added)

    Photos of DSO Objects in Constellation Name

    (Include a list of Messier objects with the word photos added)

    Observing Reports of DSO Objects in Constellation Name

    (Include a list of Messier objects with the word observing report added to each M number)

    Observing Reports in Constellation Name

    Constellation Name Discussion Threads on the Forum

    Read about discussions and observing comment postings on M28
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    RULES
    The rules are quite simple

    1) The instructions must be written in your own words and not directly copied from other sites.

    2) There are no restrictions in the method, however it is recommended to follow the template above, wikipedia, and other informational sites. However as this is an
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    it would be important to include how to information such as which objects (include
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    ,
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    and NGC objects) are in the constellation, how to find the constellation, where it may be observed (northern / southern hemispheres) etc, and the most popular objects to see.

    3) The member must also include a small sketch or image of the actual constellation to be observed or you may also create a paint or image of the sky as a star chart of how you found it if you would like.

    4) You must also provide a finder chart/star chart. This can be from a screen shot of a
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    , or public domain / creative commons star chart. Or one may also create their own using paint/image of the sky.

    After the member has completed the constellation information page, updated it with relevant information and generated the thread, send a PM to admin and please include a link to the page/thread after which he/she will be awarded an icon which will be added to your awards list! That is all there is to it. We hope you all will participate in the program.

    We look forward to hearing about your constellation guide and what interests you in that
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    as you scan the stars.

    Clear skies,
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    Default Re: Constellation Master Award - Apply Now!

    Updated with example
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    One can simply click on Edit and copy and paste into Notepad, simply change Triangulum to your constellation name and edit away.
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    and reduce Image Size to 650px width and attach as attachment. Also include the Legend and license as below (simply copy and paste)

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    Default Re: Constellation Master Award - Apply Now!

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