A Cosmic Shootout - the Hubble Tribute Competition

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on August 14, 2008 and tagged with Community.

This October, Shuttle Atlantis will rendezvous with Hubble for one final repair mission. This repair mission will not be forgotten though. Ray Palmer, the founder of MyAstroSpace.com is holding a competition to see who can photograph Atlantis whilst docked with Hubble.

They are asking astrophotographers across the world to pay tribute to Hubble in October and take part. You can learn the basics of Spacecraft photography and more about this great competition, here in the forum thread Hubble Tribute Imaging Competition.

The Imaging Source is of course giving away a DFK 21AU04.AS to the winner.

There are three categories, we'll list them from easiest to hardest:

  1. Star Trails - Capture a star trail sequence with Atlantis and Hubble streaking across it.
  2. Wide-field Guided - Capture a stunning wide-field image with Atlantis and Hubble streaking across it.
  3. Up Close and Personal - With your telescope try and get a close up shot which is good enough to reveal details such as solar panels, structure, shape etc.

Who's up for a challenge?