Overview of NASA's Astrophoto Challenges
Try your hand at processing images from NASA's telescopes, or capture and process your own!
How it works
Watch the video below to learn how to participate in the Challenges. You might also learn a thing or two about , and how you can find this galaxy out in the night sky.
The two challenges
Capture your own real-time telescope image of , and process it with MicroObservatory's JS9-4L tool.
Then consider how the image you processed compares to an image of processed by NASA.
Who can participate? ▾
You just need an email address to receive any images you take with the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes.
If you are 12 or younger, you will need to have your parent/guardian do this activity with you.
What do I do? ▾
Are you new to MicroObservatory? Check out all the tutorials available on the Tools & Training page.
How do I submit my images? ▾
If you have a Google email, submit your images here for either the MicroObservatory Challenge or the NASA Data Challenge.
Otherwise, you can submit your images to this Facebook event to enter either Challenge.
What happens with my entry? ▾
The MicroObservatory Team and NASA's Universe of Learning will review all of the submissions, and highlight entries that demonstrate compelling and creative image-processing techniques.
When did this season end?
The season ended on .
What about past seasons?
You can still work with NASA data from past Challenges! Head to the Challenges Archive of JS9-4L, where you will find NASA image files among the Archived Images for all of the past seasons.