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    Default 2nd Quarter 2012 International AF.net Astrophotography Contest



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    Submit Your Photos Now!


    Image Qualification dates:

    Images must have been captured from April 1st 2012 through June 30th, 2012

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    Submission Categories:

    1. Deep space: Anything outside our solar system.

    2. Solar system: Anything in our solar system excluding the moon, sun, and earth and anything on them (with this definition for example, Mars is solar system as is the International Space Station).

    3. Moon: Any photograph of all or part of the moon that contains no objects from any other category.

    4. Sun: Any photograph of all or part of the sun that contains no objects from any other category.

    5. Night Scape: Any terrestrial photograph that contains one or more objects from one or more of the other categories.

    6. Polytopical: Two or more categories in one. e.g. M45 and Venus... The committee running the competition will decide which category for the photo.


    NOTE: One entry per category please!

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    Only entries submitted by a AF.net member in good standing will be accepted. Please include your full name, and user name in your email entry, along with the description, details about the method used to capture the image and the equipment used. All images must be taken by the AF.net member using equipment owned by the member.

    NOTE: Please size your images to a maximum of 900 x 1100 pixels. Submitted images larger than these dimensions will be resized to fit these requirements.

    Send entries to astrophotographycontest [at] gmail dot com

    Photos for Grand Winners in each category will be chosen by anonymous member voting.

    Winners will receive:

    A generous donation of a one year license for APT software courtesy of Ivo (Yohdda) www.astroplace.net - APT - Introduction

    Also a certificate (suitable for framing!) will be emailed to the winners along with a special icon displayed next to your user name.


    Good luck!
    Gordon
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