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Apr13 Wide Field Challenge Poll!

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Poll: Apr13 Wide Field Challenge Poll! (34 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Who has brought us the best image of Markarians Chain? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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Here's mine from a NOVAC site in northern Virginia, taken on 4/6 and 4/14. Seeing was poor and transparency very good. Skyglow was approximately 20.3 mag/arcsec^2 (Bortle orange). Unfortunately, my new mount has some problems and tracking was a bit sketchy. This is my first real astrophoto with a telescope.

Telescope: AT65EDQ
Camera: Canon T3 (un-modified)
Mount: Sirius EQ-G
Guiding: 50mm guide scope and Orion SSAG
Exposures: 34x600s

Processed with DeepSkyStacker and Startools 1.3

Large on Astrobin.


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This was taken from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas on 4-14-2013.

Imaging scope: AT8IN
Imaging camera: Canon T3
Mount: Celestron CGEM DX
Guide scope and camera: Orion ST80 and SSAG
Exposures: 28X120sec at ISO 1600
Captured with BackYardEOS
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS3


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Congrats to rflinn68, you're the April Wide Field Challenge Winner! Please let us know what the June subject will be as soon as you can.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks and congrats to hoa101 on your "first real image with a telescope". Thats a great scope for imaging and you seem to be on your way. :)

For June lets try NGC 7000/Caldwell 20, the North America nebula.

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