NASA Astrophoto Galaxy Challenge



  • Have your students join NASA's Universe of Learning for an exciting opportunity to use real astronomical data and tools to create their own beautiful image of the iconic starburst galaxy M82. They can capture their own real-time telescope image of M82 using the MicroObservatory robotic telescope network, or they can work with an archived set of NASA data files of M82, taken with 4 multi-wavelength space telescope missions: Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, and GALEX.

    The challenges include instructions on how to turn those data into beautiful composite images with a simple image processing tool used by professional astronomers. Have your students submit their astrophoto creations to the challenge and they may be highlighted as standout entries commented on by NASA experts.

    Enter the challenge, here: https://mo-www.cfa.harvard.edu/OWN/astrophoto/. The challenge is open now through February 29, 2020.

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