If you have taken any astrophotos that you are particularly proud of and want to share it with the world, the ESA would like to feature the photo on their web site.
If you haven’t taken any images yet, you still have time. Some upcoming opportunities include:
- 27 November: conjunction between Venus and the ringed planet Saturn — the two planets meet to within 1º before sunrise for European observers. With an unobstructed horizon, you may also glimpse Mercury.
- 28 November: penumbral lunar eclipse — watch the Moon enter Earth’s faint outer shadow (beginning 12:14 GMT and ending 16:51 GMT)
- 3 December: Jupiter at opposition — the gas giant will be at its closest approach to Earth with its face fully illuminated by the Sun, providing ideal conditions to view and photograph the planet with its four Galilean moons.
The judges favorite image will be the featured weekly image during the week beginning 31 December 2012 as a celebration of the astronomical events of the year gone by. The best of the rest will be feature in the dedicated ESA Space Science images Flickr gallery.
Submit your best shot to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10. Images will be judged mainly on their aesthetic value.
Amateur photographers and astronomers from around the world are encouraged to participate.
Please include your name, contact email address, your geographical location, the date you took the image, the camera/telescope you used, and any imaging/processing details that you would like to share.
The image must have been taken in 2012 and only one entry per person.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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