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Poll: scully1234 is the Nov12 DSLR Challenge Winner (40 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

We are very pleased and proud to present the November 2012 entries in the DSLR Challenge. The poll will close on December 8 at Midnight. The winner will be announced at our earliest opportunity after the poll has closed.

Here are November's entries!

Eor312

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NGC 772 2012-11-17
Celestron C6-SGT on a HyperTuned CG5 mount
Orion 50mm Guidescope and Orion SSAG
Canon EOS 450D FullSpec Modified via removal of IR Cut Filter
Taken from TVA LBL in Western KY, Blue Zone
2-5* C ambient temp, excellent transparency

18 x 360" lights, top 80% used
20 x Darks, Flats, Bias

Stacked with DSS, Post in StarTools and PS6 w/ Carboni actions.

Higher resolution .PNG here.



scully1234

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Here is mine:

NGC 722 taken 11/24/12
32 exposures, 5 min @ ISO 1600 + 12 exposures 60 sec @ ISO 1600 for star colors
Imaging cam = Cannon 450D xsi full spec mod
Imaging scope = Celestron C8 XLT on the CGEM mount
Guide cam = Meade DSI
Guide scope = Orion 80ED
Aquisition, focus, framing = Backyard EOS
Guided with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Proccessed in PS CS5, Noels actions



srosenfraz

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Here is my NGC 772:

High Resolution version and more image details available at http://www.astronome...php?c=113&p=469


This image is from a stack of 245 x 3 minute subs plus 45 x 5 minute subs (16 hours total) at ISO 1600 imaged via a Celestron C-8 (orange tube), Celestron focal reducer at f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding was with an ONAG On-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider, and Phd Guiding.

Thanks for looking!



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#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Congrats, scully1234! What are we shooting in January?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Congratulations, Scully - you have a great NGC 772 image. Your colors are beautiful and you picked up some great nebulosity and faint fuzzies. Take a big bow!
 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

Congrats Scully.
 

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Congratulations, Scully!! Awesome detail!
 

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

Congratulations Scully! Really great image!
 

#7 scully1234

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

Wow !

Thanks everybody !
I love it when something turns out better than you think it will.
As I was setting up to shoot this object the weather predictions and cloud cover maps were not promising, but it was super clear over my area so I went ahead anyway.
I'm glad I didnt chicken out and close up teh scope shed.

Have we done the Horse Head on a DSLR challenge before ?
I would love to see what everyone can do with that !
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hey Charlie,

Have done the Horse head before ?
That woulde my first choice.
 

#9 srosenfraz

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

Hi Scully -

I looked through the DSLR Challenge "Hall of Fame" (its under the sticky thread Best Threads in DSLR & Digital Camera AstroImaging), and the last time we did the Horsehead was 5 years ago in December 2007.
 

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

While we're on the subject of DSLR Challenges - I don't think Dan ever picked a December target. I looked through the Oct12 DSLR Challenge winner thread, and I didn't see any target listed (are we taking the holidays off?). :-)
 

#11 scully1234

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

5 years eh ?
Time to see what the new low noise and no amp glow cams can do on it.
Plus its possible to get good results with even a non-modified cam.
Lets do the Horse head !

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#12 Charlie Hein

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

While we're on the subject of DSLR Challenges - I don't think Dan ever picked a December target. I looked through the Oct12 DSLR Challenge winner thread, and I didn't see any target listed (are we taking the holidays off?). :-)


Yeah, I got tied up with work the last two weekends and forgot to check! I sent him a PM but it's sorta late - sorry guys!
 






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