2021 NASA's Astrophoto Challenge (Summer)

1 Jul 2021
16 Aug 2021

2021 NASA's Astrophoto Challenge (Summer)

The summer 2021 NASA's Astrophoto Challenges have ended.

This season's target: Messier 87 Galaxy.

Try your hand at processing images from NASA's space telescopes, or capture and process your own! Learn more below, and when you're ready, start making your own astrophotography to enter into the challenges.

Visit the NASA’s Astrophoto Challenges page for more detail on how to work with NASA data from past challenges.

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NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge invites you to try out your image-processing skills in two ways: You may use the raw data from a space-based telescope or capture new telescope data with the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network. Next, you’ll use the JS9-4L tool to process the image. Enter either challenge – or both – and the MicroObservatory and NASA's Universe of Learning team could select your work as a standout entry for feedback from NASA scientists!

Visit the NASA’s Astrophoto Challenges page for detailed instructions to enter either challenge.