An image of Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula, produced by Stuart Heggie using data collected by The RASC Robotic Telescope. | SkyNews
Stuart Heggie produced this example image of Messier 8 using the data provided in this contest. (Stuart Heggie/RASC Robotic Telescope)
SkyNews image editing contest: September 2021

We’ve collected the data. All you need is the software and to get ready to create your own version of the Universe.

An image of Jupiter and moons by Shakeel Anwar. | SkyNews
Jupiter and moons by Shakeel Anwar
Jupiter by Shakeel Anwar

Shakeel Anwar’s crisp image of Jupiter makes it look like it was carved by knife and painted by delicate brush. It wins Photo of the Week for September 10, 2021.


A diagram of the full harvest Moon on September 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 20 to 26, 2021

This week, the September equinox occurs, marking the beginning of autumn in the north. Also, the Moon reaches its full phase and hops past Uranus.

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Register for Subs and Stars: Lesson 2

During this second session, we’ll delve a little further into editing, taking the second steps into making your astroimages really sing.

A diagram of Saturn in September 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: September 2021

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in position for prime viewing this month, while Mercury, Venus and Uranus will also be showing well in the sky.

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Subs and Stars, Lesson 1. | SkyNews
Watch Subs and Stars: Lesson 1

Watch the first session of Subs and Stars, an eight-part instructional online series that teaches people how astrophotos are built and edited.

A diagram of the Lunar X on September 13, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 13 to 19, 2021

See the Lunar X this week as the Moon waxes past first quarter. Also, watch as it passes gas giants.

A diagram of the New Moon on September 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 6 to 12, 2021

With the new Moon early this week, check out some deep-sky targets and the zodiacal light.

Elephant's Trunk Nebula, or IC 1396A, by Chris Parfett. | SkyNews
Elephant’s Trunk by Chris Parfett

Chris Parfett’s close-up of the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is the SkyNews Photo of the Week winner for July 30, 2021.

An astrophoto of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex by Stephan Hamel. | SkyNews
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Telesat funding flows through Canada’s space ecosystem

Watch out, Starlink. Canucks are investing in their own satellite constellation — Lightspeed, by the Ottawa-based company Telesat.

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The Coathanger asterism, also known as Brocchi's Cluster and Collinder 399, is located in Vulpecula. | SkyNews
Summer night sightseeing: The Coathanger, Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Take a tour of the summer night sky, through the Coathanger asterism, as well as the Tweedledee and Tweedledum clusters.

Michael Watson took this image of the eclipse from Oakville, Ontario, at 5:56 a.m. EDT. He used a * 1253mm focal length telescope. | SkyNews
Photos of the solar eclipse: June 10, 2021

A beautiful eclipse greeted northern and eastern Canadians as they woke up on June 10, 2021. Here’s what our readers saw.

A diagram of Venus, June 2021. | Astronomy news & night sky events | SkyNews
Planets at a glance: June 2021

Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.

The Lunar X (and V)
Lunar X marks the spot

What is the Lunar X? Learn more about this lunar phenomenon and when you can see it on the Moon.

About the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) began as the Toronto Astronomical Club on December 1, 1868. The eight men who gathered to share their interests were not professional astronomers, just working-class citizens with a passion for astronomy.


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