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May13 Beginner DSO Challenge Submissions

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

This month's subject: Messier 92
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 SergeC



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

My entry, thanks for looking.

Imaging scope: ST120
Camera: SS G3 OSC w/ Baader Semi-APO filter
Guide: ST80/SSAG/PHD
Mount: CG-5 ASGT
Subs: 20 X 300s on 5/14/13
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Process: Neb3 (stack), FITS Liberator (initial stretch), PS CS6

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#3 shawnhar


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

Imaging scope: Meade 2120 10" OTA
Camera: Canon XS
Guide: ST80/DSIc/PHD
Mount: EQ6 pro/EQMod
Subs: 27@ 180 sec, 5 darks
Capture: EOS Util
Process: DSS/StarTools/CS2

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#4 JazzSky


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

Explore Scientific ED 102
Celestron Advanced CG-5
No Guiding
New Hampshire
Canon T3i
Subs 45 x 88 seconds, plus 20 darks
1600 ISO

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#5 StoneasRock


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

Catch the last train...

Mount: lxd75
Scope: 4" reflector F8
Guider: stock Philips SPC890NC webcam on 50mm finder scope.
Camera: Stock Canon XSI
4 hours worth integration time.

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#6 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

Submissions are closed, the Challenge poll will be posted shortly!


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