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Congrats to Dan Watt - October's Finalist!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

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

Yoddha

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Object: M33
Location/Date: 2012/10/19, Rozhen (The national observatory site), Bulgaria

Scope: Takahashi TOA-130S + EM-200, guide ZS 66SD + QHY5
Camera: Modified Canon 550D
Exposures: 3h 51min (33x420s, ISO 1600, No darks applied, used only dithering)
Acquisition: APT (Astro Photography Tool), PHD
Processing: DSS, PS

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srosenfraz

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Here is my entry - M77, A Seyfert Galaxy in Cetus:

High Resolution version and more image information available at http://www.astronome....php?c=113&a....

This image is from a stack of 187 x 3 minute subs (9 1/3 hours total) @ ISO 1600 with a Celestron C-8 (orange tube), Celestron FR @ f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding is with an ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider, and Phd Guiding.

Thanks for looking!



ldesign1

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M42 and NGC1977

DATE: 10/20/2012
SCOPE: Orion EON 80ED @ f/5
CAMERA: CDS-600D (Cooled EOS T3i-600D)
SUBS: 61x30s + 18x300 @ ISO 800 (97 Darks, 25 Flats, 25 Dark Flats)
SOFTWARE: BackyardEOS, DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS5
SENSOR TEMP: -3ºF

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Dan Watt

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Image Location and Date: SDAA Dark Site @ Tierra Del Sol, CA
Object: NGC1499 California Nebula 4 frame mosaic
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Imaging scope: Orion 8″ f3.9 Astrograph
Imaging FL: 800mm
Imaging focal ratio: f3.9
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D (Rebel T3) Modded
Lights: 141x300sec @ ISO 1600
Calibration: Darks, flats, Bias
Guide scope: SV Nighthawk II with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: Baader MPCC + Astronomik Clip-in CLS-CCD guiding with PHD, captured with APT, processed in PixInsight.

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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 Yoddha

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

Congratulations for this win too Dan! :)

Good luck on the finals!
 

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

Wow, Dan's the big winner this month - and deservingly so!
 

#4 ldesign1

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

Great job on a fine mosaic Dan!
 

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

Nice work Dan - but all the images were worthy contenders.
 

#6 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

Congratulations, Dan! Awesome run in the contests this month - DSLR Challenge and the contest finalist!

Please support Dan in the finals!
 

#7 Dan Watt

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Thanks everybody!
 

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Congratulations!
 






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