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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

January 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - PeterDob:

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Here's my contribution, my Sword of Orion drawing.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

Feburary 2013 Winner - Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - avdhoeven:

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Here is a solar image of a beautiful filament that was visible in the last few days.

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Lunt LS60 with LS75 double stack

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

March 2013 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - srosenfraz:

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Here's my entry - the Leo Triplet:

High Resolution Version and more image information available at http://www.astronome...php?c=113&p=490

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Base 200mm image is from 119 x 10 min subs at ISO 800 plus 64 x 5 minute subs (25 hours total) at ISO 800 captured with a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baader mod) using a Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM prime lens at f/3.5. Guiding was through a Celestron C-8 using a ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider and Phd Guiding.

M65 and M66 detail image is from 89 x 5 minute subs at ISO 1600 (7 1/2 hours) via an orange tube Celestron C-8 at 1160mm (f/5.8) with the same modified Canon 450D. Guiding was through a Celestron C-8 using a ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider and Phd Guiding.

NGC 3628 detail image is from 329 x 3 minute subs at ISO 1600 (16 1/2 hours) via an orange tube Celestron C-8 at 1260mm (f/6.3) with the modified Canon 450D. Guiding was with an Astro-Physics 80m f/11 guidescope using an Orion SSAG and Phd Guiding.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

April 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - PeterDob:

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I'd like to have another go at the contest. This time with my drawing of M46 and its lovely little planetary NGC2438. It took me about two hours behind the eyepiece to make this sketch (pencil on white paper) and perhaps twice as much elaborating it on my PC. I tried as well as I could to render the 3D-effect of this magnificent and rich open cluster, especially since I observed it with my 2" binoviewer and a couple of 24mm Explore Scientific 82° eyepieces. I hope you like it...

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

May 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Roel

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I would like to submit my latest lunar sketch to the contest:

Object Name: Grimaldi, Hevelius, Cavalerius
Object Type: Lunar craters
Location: Twello, The Netherlands
Date: April 23, 2013
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

It has been more than a year(!) since my last lunar sketch, but on the evening of April 23th I dragged my 3" f/16 Polarex refractor outside for some good old sketching.
The most prominent feature on the lunar surface was a line of large craters formed by Grimaldi , Hevelius and Cavalerius. Although the Moon didn't climb higher than 30 degrees above the Southern horizon, magnifications up to 200x could easily be used. High cirrus clouds made the image a bit hazy (and I had to stop sketching after an hour because of thickening clouds) but the seeing was quite good. The sketch was made through an old 7mm Orthoscopic eyepiece (171x). The image is mirror reversed (north=up, west=left).
 

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

June 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Mike Wiles


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M16 - Hubble Palette
Dates: May 21st, 2013 to June 4th, 2013
Location: Benson, Arizona
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED152CF Refractor - 152mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Triplet
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3
Camera: SBIG ST-8300m and SBIG FW8-8300 filter wheel
Guiding: SBIG ST-i Mono and SBIG OAG-8300 off-axis guider
Exposure: 37 hours
HAlpha - 13 x 60 minutes
OIII - 12 x 60 minutes
SII - 12 x 60 minutes

Capture: CCD AutoPilot v5, CCDSoft v5, The SkyX Professional
Calibration & Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:59 AM

July 2013 Winner - Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - wes

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Imaged 07-20-13 Lunt LS100 DS 714 mm EFL
PGR Express 2.8MP camera
Link to full size image:
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Thanks,

Wes Higgins, Tecumseh Oklahoma
 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

August 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - MaxMan


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Ring Nebula (M57)
Observatory Pesochin
Newton 190/875, WS-180, Atik 16HR
Ha - 64fr x 1200sec + 10fr x 1800sec + 6fr x 2400 sec
O-III - 9fr x 1200sec + 6fr x 2400sec
L - 32fr x 600sec
R - 10fr x 600sec
G - 9fr x 600sec
B - 9fr x 600sec
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Total: 47h 20min

10.07.2013 - 28.07.2013

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:16 PM

September 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Lonnie.H

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Telescope: SW Esprit 120ED
Camera: SBIG, STF-8300M
Mount: CGEM-DX
Captured with SGP, processed with PixInsight

22 x 1800" HA
18 x 1800" SII
12 x 1800" OIII

Total exposure - 26 hours
Hi-Res here - Elephant Trunk
 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:24 AM

October 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov

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The Pelican in the Swan (IC5070 in Cygnus)

This picture was photographed on September 9-11, 2013 in the Crimea, Ukraine (height of 600 m. above sea level)

Equipment: home made reflector 10" f/3.8, mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L: 20x600 sec., bin.1, RGB: 9*450-600 sec. each filter, bin.2.
6 hours total.
FWHM 1.84"-2.20" , sum in L channel - 2.04"
Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6.

Size 1/4. HiRes IC5070 here
 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:25 AM

November 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - markseibold

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I observed the crater Ptolemaeus at the terminator line on October 11th through my Nexstar 5i Cassegrain at medium power magnification and through high thin clouds at times, the seeing was medium to fair, and produced this dry pastel sketch including the whole moon at near 29 inches diameter onto 100% cotton fiber black pastel paper. As a final touch and favorite theme, I added an artists conception as seen from the surface of the moon at Ptolemaeus.
-Mark Seibold
 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

December 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Roel

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Hereby I would like to submit my sketch of Langrenus crater made December 19th.

Although the Moon just peeked over the warm roof tops at the end of the evening, I couldn't resist myself to make a quick sketch through my Polarex Unitron 75mm f/16 refractor. The seeing was horrible but at a magnification of 92x the image was quite pleasing. Langrenus is big enough (133 km wide) to view even at low power, and yesterday it proved to be a nice target for sketching. The floor of the crater was already pitch black, only the top of the outer rim received some last sunlight before entering a cold, two week night. The little triplet of craters Naonobu, Bilharz and Atwood made the view even more appealing.

I made the sketch with a white pastel pencil on black paper.
(The image is a photograph of the original drawing behind the eyepiece)
 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:00 AM

January 2014 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Asbytec

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Here's my entry for Jan 2014 sketching contest.

I chose this one because it was the most unique so far this season. The Io transit shortly after opposition was amazing in that I suspected being able to observe Io eclipse it's own shadow. It was also faintly visible against the SEBn.

The festooning was pretty nice, but the cloud features in the north were quite nice even if LRS-1 was missed. Some of the rifting in the SEB was unique, as well, in that it's not often observed. Neither are the ovals in the SSTeB preceding the GRS. It was a great night worthy of sharing.

This sketch was made beginning 1700UT on 8 Jan from Luzon in the Philippines. Seeing was good to excellent, transparency was average. Equipment used was a 150mm MCT on an undriven EQ mount. Magnification was 240x with 8mm TMB II.

I'd prefer to submit the sketch in my avatar, it is more detailed and maybe a little better rendered. This one is more unique, so it was a tough choice. I hope I chose well. The write up is here.
 

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 06:37 PM

Feb/Nov 2014 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Erix

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14.16-day-old Moon
2014 Feb 14, 0120 - 0530 UT
Erika Rix
Capture Location: Central Texas
Equipment:102mm f/9.8 refractor, LXD75, 13% T filter, Hyperion zoom set at 20mm, 50x
Observing conditions: S: Antoniadi II, T: 5/6, Temp 39F, H: 38%
Sketch details: Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon and pastel pencil, black and white charcoal pencils, blending stump
Processing: scanned and then adjusted contrast and cropped in Photoshop


 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:47 PM

December 2014 Winner- CCD Imaging and Processing Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov

 

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Oleg Bryzgalov Dec 14 CCD submission
Galaxy IC 342 in Camelopardalis

This picture was photographed 3 nights in October, 2014 in Petrovskoye, Ukraine.
Equipment: home assembled reflector 10 in., f/3.8
Mount WhiteSwan-180 with a control system «Eqdrive Standart», camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.
LHaRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L=43*600 sec., unbinned
RGB= 16*300 sec., Ha=26*600 sec.bin.2 Total 15.5 hours.
FWHM 2.15"-3.71" , sum in L channel - 2.39"
Processed Pixinsight 1.8, and Photoshop CS6


 

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

January 2015 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Roel

 

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Drawing of crater Pythagoras:

On the evening of January 3 the skies finally cleared and my 3″ Polarex Unitron was quickly set up in the backyard. Crater Pythagoras on the northeastern limb of the Moon looked particularly nice – like a deep rocky bowl in the lunar surface. Seeing conditions were fair, so I pumped up the magnification to a crazy (for a 3″) 200x. It still gave a pleasant and sharp view and sketching was quite comfortable with the crater looking big in the eyepiece.

Pythagoras is a 130km wide impact crater with staggering 5km high terraced walls. The central peaks (I could see two of them) are also pretty huge: 3,5km high! Imagine the panoramic view from the top op one of those mountains….

Sketch made with a pastel pencil on black paper, through a 3″ Polarex Unitron at 200x (Baader 6mm BGO). The image is mirror reversed.


 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:41 PM

February 2015 Winner - Beginning and Intermediate Imaging Finalist - jlandy

 

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M81/M82

Orion 200mm f/4 imaging newtonian
Orion Atlas EQ-G
SSAG
Canon T3i DSLR
16x 300 second @ ISO 800
timed with BackyardEOS
stacked with DSS
post processed with CS2

full res here: http://astrob.in/150466/B

 

 


 

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:18 PM

March 2015 co-Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing Finalist- BrianOttum

 

Taken over 3 nights in mid-February.

Canon 5D mkIII (modded)
Homemade TEC cooler box
10" f/5 Newtonian w/Baader field flattener
4" APO with Orion SSAG and PHD
Paramount MX and TheSkyX
40 x 300" frames
ImagesPlus for calibration, align & stack
PS CC for endless tweaking
Personal remote control scope at Rancho Hidalgo, NM

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:24 PM

March 2015 co-Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing Finalist- Rrod

The Rosette Nebula taken over 3 nights this month (luckly, the whole week was clear).
This picture is a combination of RGB and Ha data.
RGB: Mod Canon Xsi (Baader filter). 2.5h total (50X180s) ISO 1600 +20 darks +20 flats
Ha (7nm Baader filter): Mod Canon Xsi B&W full spectrum. 7h total (21X1200s) ISO 1600 + 10 darks +20 flats
Orion EON 80mm F6.26+ TRF2008 reducer (400 mm focal length)
50mm miniguider with Orion SSAU
Losmandy G11 G2
Images were calibrated and stacked with DSS
Processing Photoshop CS3 and Carboni tools
Green Bay, WI

 

3 15 RRod Rosette


 


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