June 29, 2015 9:07 pm
Three down, three to go.
You successfully named another unidentified celestial object, and we’ve picked a winner from all our volunteers who submitted correct answers.
@CakeyP from Instagram identified the photo as M82, the Cigar Galaxy. The other correct answer would have been NGC 3034.
She’s won a SkyMaster 15×70 Astronomy Binocular. She, along with everyone else who submitted a correct answer, has also been entered into the Grand Prize Drawing to win a NexStar Evolution 6 Computerized Telescope. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entry per mission per social media channel. All entries must include the hashtag, #CelestronMissionStarTalk.
By the way, the image above was taken by amateur astronomer Andre Paquette, using a Celestron EdgeHD 14” telescope, a CGE Pro Mount, and a Nightscape 8300 camera with an exposure of f/7 at the Barred Owl Observatory.
Mission 4 Begins… Now
Are you read for Mission 4?
Every week for the next 3 weeks, we’ll post the winner of the previous week’s mission here on our website.
Our next unidentified celestial object is waiting for you now. You’ll also find a link to contest rules and submission guidelines.
Remember to follow StarTalk and Celestron on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for new mission announcements and previous mission winners every Monday.
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