Nightfly is October's Finalist!!
Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:50 AM
Milky Way near IC 1396. Higher resolution
Pentax 6x7 camera, Takumar 200mm f/4 lens @ f/5.6, Kodak E200 film
Exposure time: 55 min
Tracking & guiding: EQ-6 mount, QHY5 camera, 500mm F5.6 lens, PHD guiding
Image was taken near the Votice town in the Czech Republic on 13th Aug 2012.
Le Gentil 3 Region
The dark tendrils of Le Gentil 3 sprawls into Cygnus and Cepheus like a celestial octopus in this deep traditional film image.
September 15, 2012 (10:39 - 12:35 local DST)
Location: Flanders Pond Observatory, East Sullivan, Maine
Sky Quality: SQM 21.25 - Below Average Transparency.
Camera & Lens: Pentax 67 with 165mm f/2.8 @ f/4.8
Exposure: Two sequentially exposed 50 Minute exposures on Fuji Superia 100. Combined for this mosaic.
Guiding: Camera piggyback atop vintage 8" Meade 2080 SCT Manually corrected via hand controller and reticle eyepiece.
Post Exposure: Film developed in C-41. Negative scanned via an Epson V600 with post processing done in Adobe Photoshop with frames combined into mosaic via Autostitch.
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Please vote for your favorite image to send to the finals. Voting will conclude on November 8th at Midnight EST.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:52 AM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:54 PM