People love beautiful photos — and the September/October 2021 issue of SkyNews is stacked with them.

For the past year, we’ve been collecting our readers’ best astrophotos for our Photo of the Week contest. Our judges have been pouring over hundreds of submissions in a variety of categories. They have now picked the Photos of the Year, plus the Best of the Best — all to be showcased in our September/October 2021 special issue focused on astrophotography.

This edition is a teaching and learning guide for all ages that also shows off the best of Canadian astrophotography. Learn how to photograph the Milky Way and take astrophotos on a budget. Perfect your deep-sky imaging acquisition workflow while reading about where you should point your camera before winter.

Then take those skills and enter the 2021-22 Photo of the Week contest. This year is the 20th anniversary of the contest. In celebration, we have a gift for our readers.

In addition to our regular Photo of the Week contest, we are also running an Image Editing Contest. It's simple — we'll gather the data using the RASC Robotic Telescope, and you'll piece it together to build pictures of nebulae, galaxies and other interstellar objects. Enter your processed pictures in our contest for a chance to win some awesome swag and a one-year subscription to the telescope's data.

Not sure where to begin? SkyNews editor-in-chief Allendria Brunjes and Canadian astrophotographer Paul Owen will be hosting Subs and Stars online, an eight-part video series for beginners on processing deep-sky images.

There's so much to see out there. Learn to capture the cosmos with SkyNews — visible light is only the beginning.


eNews date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021