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Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner!

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Poll: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! (48 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

We are very pleased and proud to present the January 2013 entries in the DSLR Challenge. The poll will close on February 8 at Midnight. The winner will be announced at our earliest opportunity after the poll has closed.

Here are January's entries!

Dan Watt

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Image Location and Date: Orange County Astronomers dark site in Anza, CA
Object: IC 434 Horsehead & Flame Nebula
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Imaging scope: Orion 8" f3.9 Astrograph
Imaging FL: 800mm
Imaging focal ratio: f3.9
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D (Rebel T3) Modded
Lights: 26x300sec @ ISO 1600 RGB
36x300sec @ ISO 1600 HA
Calibration: Darks, flats, Bias
Guide scope: SV Nighthawk II with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guiding with PHD, captured with APT, processed in PixInsight + PS

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carlo rocchi

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Here's mine

St. Barthelemy (Italy) on November, 16th 2012
Canon 40D Central d.s. on Televue 102 f/7 (Televue 0.8x flattener reducer)
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2M
Guiding: Magzero 5M on SW 70/500 - Phd Guiding
Capture: Image Plus Camera Control + dithering
Stacking: Iris
Processing: Pixinsight, PS
Frames: 30x5min. 1600 Iso, 22 darks, 15 flats


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Object: Horsehead Nebula.
Scope: Orion EON 80mm
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: Canon T2i Modified by HyperCams
Guide Scope and Camera: Orion mini guide kit. 50mm and SSAG
Location: 12/12/12 at Atoka, OK. (Texas Astronomical Society Dark Site)
Exposures: 19 600" ISO 800
Processed with DSS and Photoshop CS 5.5

Larger Flicker link: http://farm9.staticf...333a048b8_k.jpg

Thanks, Jason Whitener


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Location: My backyard in Adelaide, Australia
Sessions: Taken over 8 nights
Temperature: 15-25 degrees Celsius
Object: Horsehead Nebula
Scope: GSO RC8
Focal length: 1600mm
Focal ratio: F/8
Mount: EQ6
Imaging camera: Modded Canon 30D
Guide scope: 60mm f/11 Tasco refractor
Guide camera: unmodded toucam
Exposures: 120 x 5 mins @ ISO1600

Lights, darks and flats calibrated using DSS. Processed in CS3

Hi Resolution image (3MB)


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Date: Jan.4,2013 - Horsehead and Flame nebulae
Camera: Canon 1000D (Hap Griffen Mod) w/2" ATFF
Scope: SVR90T, 630mm FL, F/7
Guidescope: ZS66 w/ SSAG, PHD guide
Mount: Losmandy GM8 Gemini2
Exposure: 25x5 minutes, 10 darks, 15 flats
Processing: DSS, Photoshop CS5

Higher resolution image here: http://www.flickr.co...011/8430677656/


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Location: SW Florida
Dates: 11/23/12, plus several days in late December and early January, 2013
Imaging Scope: Televue 60mm Imaging System
Guiding Scope: Orion Short Tube 80
Guiding Software: PHD
Mount: Hypertuned CGEM
Imaging Camera: Honis Modified T2i
Filters: Astronomik 6nm H-alpha
RGB: 26 exposures at 300 seconds, ISO 800, 9 flats
H-alpha: 8 exposures at 900 seconds, ISO 1600, internal dark frame subtraction
Pre-Processing: Nebulosity for stacking and DDP development
Post-Processing: Photoshop CS5 with Carboni Actions and Gradient Xterminator

High Resolution http://www.astrobin....30922/?mod=none

Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Congratulations, Dan. I would have voted for your pic had I not entered!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

Congratulations Dan - you have a superb Horsehead image, and the competition was quite commendable as well!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Congratulations Dan, amazing Horsehead!!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Congrats Dan. A superb image!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

Awesome image Dan. Congratulations !!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

Congrats Dan. That is a stunning image. Now I'm jealous. In fact, all the images are amazing compared to what I can get.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hi Dan,

Congrats for your fabulous Image of the Horsehead region!


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

Top work Dan - your's is the only image showing the curtain above the horse.
Well deserved win.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

Thanks everybody, great entries all around.

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