November 2012 Challenge Entries (NGC 1579)
Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:49 PM
Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Monthly Challenge Imaging Competition in CCD Imaging & Processing Forum:
This competition is intended to be a fun way for you to improve your imaging abilities and a way for you to see many new images with a variety of equipment. All imagers are welcome and encouraged to enter.
Each month a single object will be selected for the competition by the winner from 2 months previous. Having a one month delay allows voting and selection of the next object and will give a full month's time for entries.
The winner of each competition gets to choose the next object and their image will be included in the Hall of Fame message thread. There are no other prizes.
Please include your imaging details such as location, date, telescope, guiding, exposure time, etc with your submission.
1. Have fun! Support other contestants and be polite with your comments.
2. All entries must be captured within the same imaging season. For example, if the December target is the Orion Nebula, you must use images taken during the current winter, not any other year.
3. Image size is limited to 800x800 pixels and 200k in size.
4. Any equipment is allowed to be used in the images including rental equipment; with the only exception of DSLR, since we have another forum specifically for DSLR.
5. All image taking and processing must be done by your team, including equipment setup.
6. Each person may submit only 1 entry per month. However, you may edit your submission and replace the image with a newer one if you wish using the Edit function.
7. Winners will be selected by forum members, the one which receives the highest number of vote will be the winner.
Please submit your image in this thread, comment can be made in the same thread as well.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:53 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:40 PM
Or we could go with the same object for November. NGC 1579 will just be getting into the sky long enough each night for imagers to log some decent time on it by then.
Or have the moderator just pick a target?
Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:12 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:15 AM
This picture was photographed on October 10-18, 2011 in the Crimea, Ukraine during the festival of amateur astronomy, "Autumn Southern Nights 2012" (height of 600 m. above sea level)
Equipment: reflector S&K 200 mm. f/5, mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L: 23x900 sec., bin.1, RGB: 14x450-600 sec. each filter, bin.2.
Processed Pixinsight 1.7 and Photoshop CS5.
Full frame: http://olegbr.astroc...rgb_oleg_bry...
Crop, size 50%
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:07 PM
Camera: ST-8300M with Astrodon LRGB filters
Guiding: Hutech MiniBorg60 with ST-402 camera
Session planning: CCDNav3, CCDAutopilot
Image capture: CCDAutopilot5, MaximDL, FocusMax
Processing: CCDStack2+, Photoshop CS3, Excalibrator
Lum: 23x10m (1x1), RGB: 14x10m each (2x2)
Date: Nov. 12,13, 2012
Location: My back yard - Northern Arizona
Higher Res NGC 1579 here
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:23 PM
Camera: FLI ML8300 with Astrodon Gen II E LRGB filters
Mount: ASA DDM85X-SL
Image capture: MaximDL, FocusMax
Processing: CCDStack2, Photoshop CS5
Lum: 35x10m (1x1), RGB: 28x10m each (2x2)
Date: Nov. 16 & 17 2012
Location: My driveway - Arizona
Larger Version Here
Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:45 PM
Scope - Astro-Tech 10" RC @f/8
Camera - QSI 532WS and Astrodon Series E LRGB
Mount - MI-250
Guiding - Tak Sky 90 with SX MX716
Acquisition - Maxim DL V5.23, CCDAP V5
Processing - Pixinsight V1.7, PS CS2
LRGB - L(87x180s) R(26x180s) G(21x180s) B(21x180s) all binned 1x1
Date - November 16&17, 20&21
HI Res: Here