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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

This month's subject: the Quadrantid Meteor Shower. Or any other recent meteor shower like the upcoming Geminids which peaks on the night of December 13th. The more meteors in the finished image the better.

Post your entries here.

The rules:

1. All entries must be captured within the same season as the contest. For example, if the subject was Orion Nebula, than any photo captured during this particular winter (or period that it was visible) would qualify for the contest. Entries must be made prior midnight of the last day of the month.

2. Images to be considered for entry to the challenge must be posted to and visible in the challenge submissions thread. A link to an off-site image without a version that is actually displayed in the challenge submissions thread will not suffice and is subject to disqualification.

3. Images to be considered for entry to the challenge must conform in all respects with the site wide image posting requirements. Entrants may elect to set this "entry image" up as a "clickable link" to a higher resolution image if they so desire, and entrants may also elect to instead provide a separate link to such an image if they so choose. If the entrant provides a legally sized and working "clickable link" as their "entry image", that "clickable link" will be included in the polling thread so that voters can examine the high resolution image before voting. However, any "entry images" displayed on the CN site that do not meet the file size and pixel dimension requirements will subject the entry to disqualification. Any questions on this rule? Just ask.

4. Please include the equipment used to take the image. Scope/Mount/Camera/Focal reducers/Barlows...whatever. Also include your location.

5. Please do not post comments in the entries thread. It is just for these wonderful images you all will be submitting.

6. The equipment must be yours. Doesn't matter what it is. 20" RC, ETX70, 2" Tasco or an 8" TMB.

7. No collaborations. You must be the operator. You must setup, align, take the exposures and process them yourself. You can have help mounting that 26" RC if need be. No remote scope images. Unless you own that remote scope and have set it up aligned it and hooked your camera up. Then you can use it. No pay by the hour renta-scope images will be allowed.
*If you have a physical disability which prevents you from being able to set up your equipment, you may still post images in the contests. However, you must own the equipment.

8. Most importantly! Have fun. Support one another's efforts. As we all can learn from this and enjoy each others accomplishments.

#2 ldesign1


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Here's my contribution. I managed to capture two meteors in this part of the sky facing the constellation Gemini.

Geminids Meteor Shower - 2012

Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Optics: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens @ 24mm
Frames: 64x30s @ ISO 800 (In-Camera Calibration)
Temperature: 27ยบ F
Time: 5:14 a.m.
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS5

Be sure to check out the higher resolution Geminids Meteor Shower - 2012 on Astrobin to see the annotations. Click on the image to see it at full screen size.

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#3 Nohrmal



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

Got lucky and caught one meteor despite the clouds. The meteor is in Monoceros, Sirius & Canis Major are to the right.

Geminids - December 11th 2012 in Texas

Equipment: Canon Rebel 1000D & 18-55mm lens on tripod
EXIF: 18mm, 20s, F3.5, ISO 1600
Software: Lightroom

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#4 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Submissions are now closed. Best of luck in the contest!


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