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Dec12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!

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Poll: Dec12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! (26 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image goes to the Finals?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

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

SGT500

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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



Dan Crowson

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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.

Dan



David Rosenthal

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Here is my entry.....

IC410

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!

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#2 Red Shift

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Dave Rosenthal's was pretty good as well.
Kudos for that shot (being sooooooo close to the Big Apple).
I Would have liked a little more saturation
 

#3 zerro1

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Congratulations Sal
 

#4 Dan Crowson

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Congratulations SGT500!
 

#5 David Rosenthal

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Congratulations Sal !!! I knew when I posted mine that I didn't stand a chance.
 

#6 SGT500

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Thanks guys! And congrats to Dan and David on their fine images as well!
 

#7 alpal

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Sal deserved the win - I voted for him but the
other's were all of a high standard too.
 

#8 SGT500

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Allan :)
 






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