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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:33 AM

Per request I've started a locked thread for winners of the CN Imaging/Sketching contest. Please, even if you should find this thread unlocked do not post in here - it's for winning entries only!

For those of you who are into stats, an Excel workbook with latest stats is attached.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:33 AM

March 2006 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Michael Hernandez

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NGC2237
Mapped in the Hubble Palette
several nights in DEC2005 and JAN2006
SII_HA_OIII map
FSQ106N
ParamountMe unguided
Canon 20D
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:39 AM

April 2006 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Erika Rix

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Bullialdus
Name: Erika Rix
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
Date: 2005-11-12 (0100-0300UT)
Telescope: 10" LX200 Classic
Barlow: none
Filters: none
EP: 8mm TV Plossl with diagonal
Medium: Rite in Rain paper, charcoal
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

May 2006 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - richard bosman

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Saturn 2006/4/1
280 mm SCT
3x TV barlow
Astronomik IrRGB filters
ATK-2HS
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:48 AM

June 2006 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Tonk

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Comet 73P-B Schwassmann-Wachmann-3 passing by M13
21 x 4 min at ISO 800 Televue 85, x0.8 FR and Canon 10D
Centered at 00:00 UT 05 May 2006.
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:52 AM

July 2006 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Cameran (redvis)

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Sunspot 898 July 2nd 2006
Coronado PST doublestacked
Lumenera SkyNyx 2-1 camera
Captured in K3CCD, processed in registax/photoshop CS
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:23 PM

August 2006 Winners - A tie!


DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - GB 10D


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Nebulosity around Antares - Rho Ophiuchi
Date: 22-JUL-2006
Location: Hakos/Namibia
Camera: modified Canon 20D
Mount: OTE150
Telescope: TMB 80mm/F6
Adapter: Televue 0.8x reducer/flattener
Imaging: RGB ( IDAS-LPS): 12x300sec/ISO800.
Note: this is a mosaic of 2x2 images to cover this area of approx. 6deg x 4deg.


Solar System Imaging's Finalist - iceman

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Hi-res Plato and the Alpine Valley Mosaic
Captured at my home, on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia
Date: 3rd August 2006 0915 UT
Equipment: 10" dob on EQ platform
Camera: DMK21AF04
Barlows/Filters: 5x powermate + Astronomik R/IR filter
FL = 7500mm
15 avi's and 54 point MAP processing went into creating this mosaic.
Registax, Photoshop and AstraImage were used to process the image.
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

September 2006 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - rumples riot

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Jupiter and Ganymede
C9.25
Vixen 2x DX barlow
DMK21AF04
Astronomiks filters
Taken 1315 UT 18 May at Blackwood South Australia.
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:29 PM

October 2006 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Rich Handy

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Subject: Aristillus and Autolycus Rukl: 12
Date: 10-13-06 Start: 9:15 UT End: 10:50 UT
Lunation: 20.90 days Phase: 277.5 deg Illumination: 56.5%
Colongitude: 164.8 deg Lib. in Lat.: -5 deg 40 min Lib. in Long.: +7 deg 39 min
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV with 30 seconds of Ant. II every 20 minutes
Weather: Clear early, turning to occasional clouds mid to late during session, 10-15 knot winds late.
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT F10
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P with 1.6X Nosepiece.
Eyepieces: W.O. WA 20mm Plossls
Magnification: 244X
Lunation: 18.48 days Phase: 311.1 deg Illumination: 82.9%
Colongitude: 133.7 deg Lib in Lat.: -3 deg 53 min Lib in Long.: +5 deg 12 min
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' Crayons on black textured Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:33 PM

November 2006 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Wes Higgins (wes)

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* Sinus Iridum imaged 09/14/06 , 11:15 UT
* 18" Starmaster Reflector, 4x Powermate, Infinity 2-1M camera, MAP processing (38 points), stack of 250 frames
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:38 PM

December 2006 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Paul Rix

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"As for details, I used my 10in LX200 Classic (F10), and a Phillips SPC900NC webcam. I decided to use 20 frames per second despite the image compression (I figured that more frames = more chance of capturing something). Exposure I guaged by using Deneb (it was guesswork really). Sliders for both exposure and gain were at about 50% I think".
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:40 PM

January 2007 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Corn

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Rosette nebula

Scope: 8" Newt with MPCC and UHC
Mount: EQ6 Pro
Camera: 300D(IR mod)
Exposure: Mosaic of two images 2x9x600s ISO800
Loc: 2006/12/17 Uppsala/Sweden/Walter
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:44 PM

February 2007 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Pete Lawrence

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Canon 10D, 14s @ ISO400, 16mm f/2.8 wideangle lens.
February 14th, approximately 420m above Tromso on the top of Mount Storsteinen
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

March 2007 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Kentari

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Lunar Eclipse of 03-04/03/2007 from Hove, Belgium

Telescope: Orion Optics 8" f/4.5 Photo Newton with Celestron MPCC
Mount: Losmandy GM-8
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 6s at ISO 400
Processing: Photoshop CS2 - Neat Image

Koen van Gorp
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:50 PM

April 2007 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Nick Cook

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M63 taken on the 19 & 20 April 07 from Somerset, UK.
48 light frames x 300 seconds, + 25 Darks, + 25 Bias + 15 Flats.
Taken through the primary of my RCX with an AstroPhyiscs 0.75 adapter.
Guided with 80mm APO, using PHD for guiding.
All processing done with ImagesPlus and CS2.
 

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

May 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Florent Poiget (Florent.)

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Taken by : Florent Poiget, Pithiviers le Vieil, France
Date : May 2007

- Losmandy HGM TITAN / Gemini Goto mount
- Astro Systeme Austria 12" N f/3.8 Astrograph
- SBIG ST-10XME at -25°C
- SBIG CFW-8A

Accessories :
- Astrodon™ 1:1:1 Tru-Balance™ LRGB Filters

Conditions :
- Second Quarter and New Moon

Exposures : (Total : 17h29min. for the Luminance only on 6 nights)

Luminance :
L= (196exp. x 5 min) + (69exp. x 1min.) all in binning 1x1


Color information :
R= G = B = 12 exp. x 5 min. (binning 1x1)

Full resolution crops can be seen at this link :

http://www.poigetdig...astrograph.html
 

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

June 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - PhilG

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NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula in Ha and OIII narrowband color:

Telescope/Mount: Stellarvue SV115 at f5.6 with Televue 0.8 Reducer. Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount.

CCD: SBIG ST2000-XM with Astrodon Ha and OIII filters.

Image Details and Processing: 6-1/2 Hours Ha (Red) and 12 Hours of OIII (Blue) in 30 minute subframes. Captured with CCDSoft and CCD Commander, combined with CCDStack, processed in Photoshop. Synthetic green channel created with Noel Carboni's Astrophotography Tools.

Date and Location: Denver, CO. May 30 - June 9, 2007
 

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

July 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - hess

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NGC4565
19.05.2007
10 Zoll f4,8 Newton
Atik 16HR
Luminanz 25x2min, 9x3min, 4x5min 1x1bin
R/G/B - 8 x 123/167/249 sec. 2x2bin
 

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:09 PM

August 2007 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - swalker

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Venus recorded in Ultraviolet light over the course of 5 1/2 months.
Two telescopes used; a 10" f/5 newtonian, and a 12.5" f/5.1 newt.
Cameras used were a Lumenera LU075 and a Imaging Source DMK21AF04.
The images span from January 28 2007 through July 16 for the last image.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:45 PM

September 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - EricCCD

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IC 1396:

Takahashi FSQ-106 @ f/5
Takahashi EM200 Temma 2 Mount
SBIG STL 6303 Class 1 camera
Astrodon Narrow-band Filters

Software:
Maxim DL
CCD Autopilot
Photoshop CS

SII: 10 hours (20 x 30)
H-alpha: 7 hours (14 x 30)
OIII: 9.5 hours (19 x 30)
 

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:48 PM

October 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - PhilG

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NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula in the Hubble Narrowband Pallette
Telescope/Mount: Stellarvue SV115: 115mm f7. Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount.
CCD: SBIG ST2000XM with Astrodon SII, Ha and OIII filters.
Image Details and Processing: 27-1/2 total hours. 9-1/2 hours Ha and OII, 8-1/2 hours SII in 30 minute. Captured with CCDSoft and automated with CCD Commander. Processed with CCDStack and Photoshop.
Date and Location: Denver, CO. July 6 - August 1, 2007
Larger image can be seen here.
 

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:28 AM

November 2007 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Bart Declercq

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Mosaic of Moretus/Clavius region - October 31st 2007 3h00 UT
Each of the 6 frames is a stack of 256/2500 frames at 1/30s exposure per frame.
Camera: DMK31AF
Telescope: Celestron C9.25
2x barlow extended to an effective x2.7 (so FL approx. 6.4m)
 

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:32 AM

December 2007 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - DeepSpaceViews

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This image of the Witch Head Nebula was taken from the 2007 Black Forest Star Party in PA.
Telescope- Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Mount- Takahashi EM-500 Temma II
Camera- SBIG STL-11000M
Filters- Astrodon L,R,G,B
All channels were taken at 8 x 10min exposures bin 1x1.
Processed in CCDStack & Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:40 AM

January 2008 Winner - Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Strgazr27

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4 Hours of M81/82.

Intes MN74
Self Modded 40D
80X180sec
Darks, Flats and Bias
IP version 3, Registar and PSCS2
CGE
DSIPro/PHD/GPUSB for guiding
 

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:10 AM

February 2008 Winner - Beginning Imaging's Finalist - JSnuff1

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M45 The Pleiades 1/31/08

Imaging: WO FTL 110 TEC @ F/6.5, SBIG ST4000XCM
Mount: Losmandy GM-8 auto guided with internal SBIG guide camera

18x600s Reduced aligned and combined in CCDSoft, touches in PS2.
 






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