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Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off!

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Poll: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! (41 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

So we have ourselves a run-off! Who has brought us the best Messier 1 (the Crab Nebula)? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

David Ault

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My M1 (cropped to 800x600):

Scope: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ (f/6.5, 422mm)
Mount: Losmandy G11 w/ OPWB
Camera: ATIK 314E (monochrome)
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHDGuiding, PixInsight
Location: my back yard outside of Austin, TX
Image Details:
Luminance: Orion SkyGlow Imaging filter, 43 x 5 minutes, taken on 12/04/2012
H-Alpha: Astrodon 3nm H-alpha filter, 13 x 30 minutes, taken on 12/12,17,18/2012
Other Notes: Processed with flats, bias and darkflat frames, no darks (I use defect maps).

High-res version:
http://astrob.in/full/27856/

Thanks,
David



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Messier 1 Crab Nebula
Captured Nov 14 2012

Meade 7" mak LX200gps
DSIc w/.33 reducer

37 x 5 minutes Astronomik uv/ir

PHD, Nebulosity3, StarTools

Same image on AstroBin: http://astrob.in/24928/B/

Good Luck to all our entrants!
Charlie
 

#2 Mike7Mak

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

Well look at that, we almost needed a run-off of the run-off. :)

Nice M1 David.

So I guess I pick Februarys target eh?

Messier 44 The Beehive Cluster
 

#3 David Ault

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

That is really close. :)

Mike, your's is an amazing image and I thought for sure you were going to win it. Is the contest officially over?

If it isn't over and you do win, I think M44 is a good suggestion, so we can use that as February's target no matter the outcome.

Regards,
David
 

#4 Mike7Mak

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

What the???

LOL, ok now you win by one point David. When I posted results were showing and I had it by one vote. I thought if the results were visible voting was over.
 

#5 David Ault

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

You got me Mike! It now shows we are tied 14-14. I guess we just wait for Charlie to call it.

Regards,
David
 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

It shows the totals when you have voted.
 

#7 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

I must have forgot to check something off when I created the poll. I think that it's over now, I set it to end at midnight on the 15th/16th.

That makes David the winner 23-18. Both you guys did a great job!

Charlie
 

#8 Mike7Mak

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

That was fun. :) Congrats David. Please feel free to pick something besides M44 if you like.
 

#9 David Ault

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Thanks Mike, Charlie and everyone that voted for me! This is the first time I've won anything like this and I'm beyond pleased. :)

M44 sounds like fun, lets go with that.

Regards,
David
 

#10 Charlie Hein

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

M44 it is!
 

#11 Magellan

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Very nice, I loved you image, congrats. I am still trying to win one as well, I am improving my skills in doing so, I love these contests. I am passing on M44 as it is too big for my scope, can't wait to see everyone s submissions.
 

#12 David Ault

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Jeff!

Regards,
David
 






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