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Nightfly is October's Finalist!!

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Poll: Nightfly is October's Finalist!! (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image goes to the Finals?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

Here are the the October 2012 Film Astrophotography Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.

Michal1:

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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.



Nightfly:

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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.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!

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#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

I want to say that I'm totally jazzed to post a poll for you guys. Either one of the entries is more than good enough to win in the finals - good luck to the both of you, and keep up the awesome work!

Charlie
 

#3 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:53 AM

Please join me in welcoming Nightfly as your Finalist - please support him in the finals!

Charlie
 

#4 Michal1

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

Very good image Nightfly! Good luck in the finals!
 

#5 Nightfly

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Thank you Michal.
 






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