Capture the Universe with Phil Plait

So, you think you’re a great astrophotographer? Then this is for you: the Bad Astronomer announced today he is hosting an astrophotography contest, sponsored by Discover Magazine and Celestron Telescopes. Phil himself will be the judge, so all you need to do is figure out what images he really likes and then get snapping! There are some great prizes:
Grand Prize: Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope – Retail Value $1,399
One Runner-Up Prize: Celestron Axiom LX 31mm Eyepiece – Retail Value $399
One Viewer’s Choice: Celestron FirstScope – Retail Value $49.99
Read the rules and enter here. The only stickler-type rule is that the images need to be taken with Celestron equipment, but the contest runs from today (June 1) through June 30. Good luck to everyone, and I can’t wait to see all the images!

3 Replies to “Capture the Universe with Phil Plait”

  1. Hmm… I note that CELESTRON Rule #3 states:

    That your entry becomes the property of Celestron? and will not be acknowledged or returned, and…

    That is similar to Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #042:

    What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine too.


  2. Sorry, but thats junk! Only with Celestron Eqpt. If they already have a Celestron scope, why want another?????

    IMHO they should make this wide open, give the winner a nice Celestron imaging rig, then circle back with them a year later and see what they are producing.

    They don’t get it……

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