Dec12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!
Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:18 PM
Ngc 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy
Telescope: Astrotech 8RC
Mount: Orion Atlas Eq-G
Camera: SBIG St-8300M & Astrodon LRGB
Location: Sarasota, FL
L:R:G:B - 210:140:130:160
Total exposure time : 10.667 Hours
NGC 660 is rare polar ring galaxy located between 20 and 50 million light-years away in Pisces. The current theory is that these types of galaxies are formed by the merger of two galaxies that collide or pass near each other. The interaction causes increased star formation which also leads to these objects being defined as starburst galaxies as well. NGC 600’s ring is approximately 40 light-years wide – half the size of our Milky Way.
Luminance – 15x600s – 150 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 5x600s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2
300 minutes total exposure – 5 hours
Imaged December 11th, 2012 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri) with a SBIG ST-8300M on a 6” Astro-Tech AT6RC at f/9 1368mm.
See the link to the full size version below.
LRGB Full Size
There are a lot of background galaxies in this image. The largest would be UGC 1211 in the top left quadrant next to a bright star. It is approximately 114 million light-years away.
Here is my entry.....
Shot on December 19th, 23rd and 30th 2012
From my backyard 20 miles NW of New York City
17*1200 seconds Ha
11*1200 seconds OIII
Borg/Pentax 125SD @ f/4.6 + FeatherTouch Focus Boss II
SXVR-H18, SX Wheel, SX OAG, SX ExView Guide Camera
AstroDon Gen II 5nm Filters
Losmandy G-11 Gemini on an Astro Physics Tripod
Please note that voting will conclude on January 8th at Midnight ET.
Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!
Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:11 PM
Kudos for that shot (being sooooooo close to the Big Apple).
I Would have liked a little more saturation
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:22 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:08 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:44 PM
other's were all of a high standard too.