scully1234 is the Nov12 DSLR Challenge Winner
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:05 AM
Here are November's entries!
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.
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
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!
Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!
Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:08 AM
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 !
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:46 AM
Have done the Horse head before ?
That woulde my first choice.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 PM
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.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:49 AM
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 !
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!