May 12 Intermediate DSO Challenge Poll
Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:40 PM
NGC4559 - May 9, 10, 2012
Scope: 10" LX50 w/Celestron F6.3 fr
Mount: Losmandy G11
Camera: SBIG ST-8300M
Filters: Baader LRGB
Guide: Orion Magnificent Mini 50mm, Orion SSAG
Exposures: r,g,b: 6x5min bin 2x2, lum 18x5min bin 2x2
Orientation: North up
Processing: Photoshop CS4, Annies Actions, Carboni Tools
Location: Mineral Point, WI
Limiting Magnitude: 6.0
CCD Temp: -20c
NGC4559 in LHOO
May 17, 18, 2012
Dutchess County NY
LX200gps 7" Mak w/.5 Antares reducer
DSIpro2 w/Outback cooler 5c
Astronomik CLS, 12nm Ha, 12nm O3
18 x 10 min L (CLS)
5 x 20 min Ha (red)
5 x 20 min O3 (green + blue)
Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC10
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono
Mounts: Celestron CGEM DX
Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGen
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 , Images Plus , Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight
Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader L 2"
Accessories: Atik EFW2
LRGB - 300:60:60:80
Good Luck to all our entrants!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:40 AM
Vladimir, you get to choose the August subject! Let us know what you choose as soon as you decide!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Challenge!
Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:26 AM
I think NGC6823 should be still around in August
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:44 AM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:14 AM
I'm here to confess - I screwed up at May's polls and asked for targets for August when I should have asked for targets for July. This happened when I took over the polls for Luke, who had to leave temporarily (I hope) for personal reasons. I messed up the same way in both the beginning and intermediate DSO polls.
NGC 6823 may or may not be the subject for the July Intermediate DSO Challenge. Vladimir gets to make the call as to this as soon as he can. Since we need to make a choice on this pretty quickly, I'd ask Vladimir to make his decision between now and the 8th of July, so that folks have plenty of time to get on target under dark sky. New Moon is on the 19th. I hope to see a lot of entries this month!
Again, I'm very sorry for any confusion this may have caused you.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:02 AM
Let's leave NGC6823 for this month challenge
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:41 PM