November 10, 2015 8:00 pm

Change Your View with Celestron and StarTalk: Week 1 Contest Winner! Will you be next?

Graphic showing the "Change Your View with Celestron and StarTalk Radio" Week 1 contest winner.

Thank you for submitting your “November Nights” photos for the “Change Your View with Celestron and StarTalk Radio” Contest. By playing along, you’re helping us support the International Dark-Sky Association this November and December.

The winning photograph for Week 1 was submitted on Instagram by StarTalk fan @SSOYSAL72. It’s a photo of NGC 258, taken with a Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope and a Nikon D700.

@SSOYSAL72 has won an International Dark-Sky Association 2016 calendar, as well as being entered into the monthly drawing for a Celestron COSMOS 60 AZ Telescope, shown below.

Photo of Celestron COSMOS 60 AZ Telescope.

A portion of the proceeds from this Celestron COSMOS 60 AZ Telescope benefits the International Dark-Sky Association to minimize light pollution.

@SSOYSAL72 will also be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a NexStar Evolution 6 Computerized Telescope, shown below.

Photo of the Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 Computerized Telescope.

Grand Prize: Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 Computerized Telescope.

Enter Your Photographs for this Week’s Contest

To submit your photos, you must be following @Celestron on Twitter or @CelestronUniverse on Instagram. All entries must include the hashtag #StarTalkCYV. Visit for contest rules. No purchase is necessary. Enter by 11:59pm PST Sunday for Week 2.

We’ll be announcing the winners here on the blog, and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook next Monday or Tuesday.

About the International Dark-Sky Association:

The non-profit International Dark-Sky Association is working to protect the night skies for present and future generations. They’ve already helped designate 21 parks in the U.S. and 7 others around the world as International Dark Sky Parks. Learn more here.



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