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Dec11 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!

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Poll: Dec11 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image/Sketch is our Winner?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Welcome to the December 2011 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest poll!

Each month the best images selected from the individual Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching forums will be presented for the userbase to vote on. The winning entry will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to admire! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..

Please choose your favorite from the entries below. The poll will remain open through January 15th at midnight.

Here are the entries for December!

Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's finalist - Mike7Mak:

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Well at the risk of embarassing myself here's the Flaming Star Nebula captured Dec 19-20 2011. This monitor I'm using has no brightness left so background levels might be way off.

Takahashi FS78 w/6.3 reducer
DSIproII w/Outback cooler
18 x 10min Ha® Astronomik 12nm filter
6 x 10min each G + B
Nebulosity for capture, calibration, and RGB synthesis
Processed in PS6


CCD Imaging & Processing's finalist - avdhoeven:

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Here is my contribution for this month. It's an image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula.

Images were obtained in the last 5 months during several nights.

Equipment used: ED80/SXV-H9

The following data was used:

20x1800s Ha
8x1800s OIII
8x1800s S2

Images were made from HI-Ambacht in The Netherlands.

The full scale image can be found here...

Solar System Imaging & Processing's finalist - RandyShivak1:

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"Fire Eating Dragon" Solar Image taken by Randy Shivak, Elyria, Ohio Dec. 26, 2011.
All images were taken with an AP (Astro-Physics) 152mm F8 Starfire refractor stopped down to 102mm on a 1200 AP mount. A TeleVue 2.5x PowerMate was then used to increase the F ratio further to F30. A Point Grey Research FLEA3 video camera was used to take 3000 frames at 76 frames per second. 800 images were stacked and processed in Registax 6 and color added in PhotoShop.

Sketching's finalist - bogert:

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Ok, I'll add my sketch...

Good Luck to all our finalists!

#2 Yossi Hury

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:45 AM

All the photos look great & it was difficult for me to decide which one is the best, at the end i"ll give my vote to the Orion neb. surrounding sketch cause this is a personal hand made beauty which I call 'Turtle work'. Good luck for everybody.


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'm very happy with this result... Never thought I could get this far 1,5 years ago. Thank you all for your votes and support and tips. I just wondered, when will the image be visible on the entry page?

#4 Charlie Hein

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

I am so sorry, I totally forgot about this and also the DSLR Challenge! Working on it now!


#5 Charlie Hein

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

Okay, all set now I think!


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

Congratulations avdhoeven! From Randy Shivak

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