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Dec 12 Wide Field Challenge Poll

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Poll: Dec 12 Wide Field Challenge Poll (29 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Who has brought us the best IC405 (Flaming Star Nebula) and IC410 (The Tadpoles) in Auriga? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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Object: IC410 & IC405 in Auriga (HST Palette)

Acquisition Date: Between 11/17/2012 and 11/19/2012

Camera: SBIG ST8300M @ -12°C

Telescope: Canon 200mm F2.8 L ULTRASONIC Lens

-Hydrogen Alpha (Ha): 14 x 15min (210min)
-Oxygen III (OIII): 18 x 15min (270min)
-Sulfur II (SII): 12 x 20min (240min)
Total Exposure: 720min ( 12 hours)

Limiting Magnitude: 5.1
Processed in Pixinsight 1.7 and Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Hello here is my entry:

Scope: AT65EDQ
Mount: Ieq45
Camera: QHY8
Filter: IDAS LPS
Image Details: 38x600sec, Darks, Flats, Bias applied
Captured with Nebulosity, Metaguide Guiding with 50mm mini guidescope and DBK618AU, Stacked in DSS, Finished off in PS CS5.

Shot 12/22/12

High Res - Astrobin




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Hello, here is my entry.

Scope: Canon 300mm L IS II Lens
Camera: Modified Canon 500D
Filter: Astronomic CLS Clip-in
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
Guiding: Orion Shorttube 80mm + SSAG & PHDGuide
Exposure: 30 x 240s @ ISO 1600 + 20 x 300s @ ISO 1600
Date: 8-Dec-2012 & 14-Dec-2012
Location: ~120km NE of Bangalore, India
Processing: ImagesPlus, PixInsight & Photoshop

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#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

nemo129 is the winner! You get to choose the subject for February! Please post your choice as soon as you can.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Thank you to everyone who voted for my picture. :bow:

For a wide field target for February, I was thinking The Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, try to get the Face and as many galaxies as possible. As always, mosaics are welcome and encouraged! :grin:

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