Sufi Observing Competition
Sufi Observing Competition is an international competition and like Messier marathon, but more difficult with various subjects.
Since 2006, Astronomical Society of Iran – Amateur Committee (ASIAC) holds an international observing competition in the memory of Azophi. The first competition was held in 2006 in the north of Semnan Province and the 2nd SUFI observing competition was held in summer of 2008 in Ladiz near Zahedan. More than 100 observers from Iran and Iraq participated in this event.
Third Sufi Competition was held in Pasargadae, Fars province of Iran, at the enclosure of the historical tomb of Cyrus the Great on 17–20 August 2009. More than 120 amateur astronomers participated in this competition which held in 2 class of individuals and groups. Closing ceremony of 3rd Sufi Competition was held in Persepolis historical site splendidly which is in the list of UNESCO world heritage site.
Objects selected by the competition
- official weblog for SUFI Observing competition
- Astronomical Society of Iran – Amateur Committee (ASIAC)
- Time-lapse video of the Sufi Competition on The World at Night