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Poll: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! (35 member(s) have cast votes)

Who Brought us the Best Shot?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:15 AM

Who has brought us the best M46 - Open Cluster in Puppis? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

rflinn68

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Here's my entry, which I took from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas on March 6th 2013. M46 with NGC 2438 and PN G231.4+04.3 (left side).

31X120sec at ISO 800
Scope: Celestron 8" SCT
Mount: CGEM DX
Guiding: Orion SSAG with ST80
Camera: Gary Honis modified Canon T3
Reducer: Celestron f/6.3 reducer/corrector
Capture: BackYardEOS
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: PS CS3

Full resolution here



SergeC

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Here's my go at M46 and NGC2438.
Location: Gainesville, FL (suburban backyard Bortle orange zone)
Date: 3/10 and 3/14/2013
Imaging scope: Orion ST120 (120mm f5)
Camera: Orion StarShoot G3 color
Mount: CG5-GT
Guiding: SSAG on Orion ST80 driving PHD
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Frames: 10x300s, 15x240s, appropriate darks, flat lights and flat darks
Processing: pre-processing and stacking in Nebulosity 3, initial stretch in FITS Liberator, final processing in PS CS6

Thanks for looking!



pambas

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AT72ED on a CG4 with a Nikon D80.

Lights: 76 x 45" ISO 1600
Darks: 20
Flats: 30
Bias: 30

DSS & Photoshop CS6

On Flickr
Full photo, no crop



Reese

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My m46 taken in my backyard outside of Hughesville, PA
Scope Celestron C8 sct
mount Meade lxd75
camera Canon 300D
exposures 3x4min guided
stacked in DSS
Process in old Photoshop 6



StoneasRock

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SkyWatcher 5" reflector
LXD75 guided with SSAG PHD
90 minutes of 30 seconds integration.
Canon stock XSI.



Good Luck to all our entrants!
Charlie


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#2 rflinn68

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

Congrats to StoneasRock on his fine image of M46 as well as the other entries. Good job everyone! :)
 

#3 StoneasRock

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

Thanks all! rflinn68, SergeC, pambas and Reese had wonderful shots as well.

Let's do ...M11 for May.
 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Congrats, StoneasRock! Hmm, M11. Globs can be deceptively challenging...
 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

Hmm, M11. Globs can be deceptively challenging...


M11 is an Open Cluster (Wild Duck Cluster)....and challenging yes, because it wont rise above the horizon till after midnight in May. Wont even be at 45 degrees apparent altitude on the night of the 10th (New Moon) here at 35 degrees N until 3:45am. You guys down south can handle it though. Good luck! :)
 

#6 SergeC

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

Oops, my bad. But a challenge because of position just the same, even here at 30N.
 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

My bad, I was hoping by choosing a late rise object people can have more shooting time before you have to re-point your EQ mount to the object (so your scope doesn't hit the mount etc.)...but maybe M11 is way too late to rise...

If it is not too late, let's change the target to Messier 92.
 

#8 Charlie Hein

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Messier 92 it is!

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