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Derryk is the Jan13 Beginning DSO Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Who has brought us the best Messier 35? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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M35_ISO1600_40x120s_1hr20m by AstroJeff, on Flickr

Here is my M35 submission. Enjoy everyone :)
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Object: M35
Location: Enfield, NS Canada
Date: January 15th, 2013
Camera: Full Spectrum Honis Modified Canon XSi / 450D with MPCC
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Scope: Orion 8" F4 Astrograph
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Guiding: No
Guidescope: Celestron 80mm Guidescope
Guider: None Used
Subs: 40x120s 1hr20m Integration)
Darks: 12
Bias: 25
Flats: 25
Dark Flats: 25
Captured with: BackyardEOS
Stacked with: DSS
Processed in Pixinsight


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10 x 60sec. subs + darks, Canon 1100D(T3)Modded
SW 120ED Refractor
EQ6 Mount


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M35 as seen from my Menlo Park, CA, USA backyard on January 18, 2013. It was slightly hazy then clear - and quite cold for this area with temperatures dropping to freezing.

This is from a stack of 14 frames each 600 seconds at 400 ISO, giving a total integration of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Scope: Stellarvue SV4 with SSF6 flattener and IDAS LPR V2 filter.
Camera: full spectrum modified Pentax K10D with cooler.
Guide: Orion SSAG on Stellarvue SV70ED
Mount: Losmandy G11 G2

Guided and Calibrated using Maxim using 21 darks, 64 flats, 256 bias.
Stacked and debayered with DSS
Processed with Pix Insight

Large on Flickr
On Astrobin


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Hello all,

Here is my M35 submission.

Taken December 13-14, 2012 from Lake San Antonio, CA, USA.

Details, Equipment, & Software:
Telescope: Astro-Tech AT6RC w/ AT2FF (FL1370mm f/9)
Camera: Canon T2i (stock)
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Guide: Orion ST80 w/ SSAG
Capture: Backyard EOS (7x300s lights / 20x darks / 25x flats / 50x bias)
Stacking: Nebulosity 3
Final Processing: StarTools/Photoshop CS5

M35 - Gemini Open Cluster on Flickr


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Here's my submission for M35, although there are much better ones already up here.

M35 from 1/21/2013
97x30s ISO1600 Sony NEX-5, 25 darks
Celestron Nexstar 80mm f/11 (900mm fl)
Celestron CG-5 mount, unguided
Stacked and processed in PixInsight
Astrobin link


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Scope: SkyWatcher 5" reflector
Camera: stock Canon XSI
Mount: LXD 75
Guide : SSAG
Process : DSS + PS4
Integration : 35X2minutes
LP: Red Zone


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Object: M35
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
Date: 3 January, 2013
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon T1i / 500DH
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Scope: AT65EDQ astrograph
Mount: Orion Atlas
Guiding: No
Guidescope: N/A
Guider: None Used
Subs: 28x120s (56 total minutes)
Darks: 6
Captured with: APT v2.01
Stacked with: DSS
Processed in PS CS 4 w/ Carboni tools

Good Luck to all our entrants!

#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:56 AM

Derryk is the Jan13 Beginning DSO Winner! Please let us know what the March Target will be as soon as you can!


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Awesome, thanks!

How about M46 - Open Cluster in Puppis for March. Should be a fun target to image with NGC2438 planetary nebula in there, too.


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