Congrats to avdhoeven - November's Finalist!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:59 AM
Here is my photo for the contest.
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
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.
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.
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)
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!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:45 PM
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.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:42 AM
Thank you, Andre.
I'm sorry to hear that. I think Oleg's image was really great! My compliments for that!
Charlie did the right thing: it's my unconscious mistake. In the future I will pay more attention to the rules.