Crescent Nebula by Dan Kusz. | SkyNews
Crescent Nebula by Dan Kusz.

New astrophotography column coming to SkyNews!

Submissions are open to everyone, meaning international submissions will be accepted.

SkyNews will publish a new column for astrophotographers and skywatchers in 2023, the first of which will appear in the May/June issue of the magazine. 

Contributor Dan Kusz will pen the new column. He will select one image per article and review it, offering feedback on what works and what could be improved upon (and how), along with some tips and tricks where appropriate.

Submission criteria remains somewhat similar to the Photo of the Week. Any equipment in use/that the imager runs must be done locally and they must set it up themselves (no special remote observing sites). The main difference is that submissions are open to everyone, regardless of where they are located on Earth.

Images should be in JPEG format, at least 2,400 pixels wide, and should not have text (such as labels, copyright notices, or other information) imprinted on them.

Some composites (for example, those with foregrounds shot from a different location and/or date than the sky portion) are not eligible; however, nightscape images and photos consisting of stitched mosaics and panoramas are allowed.

All relevant information must be sent to by the deadline. This includes the photographer’s name and address, gear used, specific location and date the image was taken, focal ratio, exposure time, and a description of what the object is.

The deadline to submit images for this first column is February 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.