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Congrats to avdhoeven - November's Finalist!

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Which Image goes to the Finals?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

We are very pleased and proud to present the November 2012 CCD Imaging Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.

Oleg Bryzgalov

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Here is my photo for the contest.
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
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This picture was photographed on October 10-18, 2011 in the Crimea 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.
To enhance the hydrogen nebulae I added some frames taken in Ha filter in 2010 and 2011.
Processed Pixinsight 1.7 and Photoshop CS5.



avdhoeven

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After gathering more data for the Heart Nebula I will try again this month, but now with a much improved version of my heart nebula image.

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Info:

9 x 1800s H-alpha (4,5nm – 06/10/2012)
12 x 1800s OIII (3nm – 10/10/2012)
11 x 1800s S2 (5nm – 17/11/2012)
10 x 300s R,G,B (22/10/2012)

Equipment used:

TEC-140 telescope
SXV-H9 CCD
NEQ-6 mount
DMK21-618 for Off-axis guiding



Please note that voting will conclude on December 8th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!

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#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

Oleg, I did not notice this when I put up the poll, but you're using data from previous years in your image. This violates rule number four:

4. All entries must be captured within the same season as the contest. For example, if the subject was Orion Nebula, than any photo captured during this particular winter (or period that it was visible) would qualify for the contest.


I really don't know what else I can do but disqualify your entry and declare avdhoeven the finalist for November. I'm really sorry to have to do this but the rules are very clear on this.

Charlie
 

#3 avdhoeven

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. I think Oleg's image was really great! My compliments for that!
 

#4 Oleg Bryzgalov

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. I think Oleg's image was really great! My compliments for that!

Thank you, Andre.
Charlie did the right thing: it's my unconscious mistake. In the future I will pay more attention to the rules.
Oleg.
 

#5 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Please support your forum in the finals!

Charlie
 






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