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cclark - May DSLR Challenge Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

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

Here are May's entries!


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Here is my try at the Black Eye Galaxy.

Captured from my backyard in Celina, TX
Imaging scope: AT8RC
Reducer: AP CCDT67
Imaging camera: Canon 450d (modified)
Mount: CGEM DX
Guide scope: AT72ED
Guide camera: SSAG

40x300sec Lights (3.3 hours)
30 Flats
No Darks (dithered instead)
200 Bias

Captured with BackyardEOS
Processed with PixInsight

Higher res: http://www.astrobin.com/full/41757/D/?




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Here is my entry (just to make the above entry look even better).
Telescope: Officina Stellare Veloce RH200
Mount: Tak EM400 Temma2
Camera: Canon 60Da (unmodded) with a Sigma 2x Tele Extender
Filters: Lumincon LP filter
No guiding
37 subs at 75s duration at ISO 3200
Dark and Bias Subtracted (no flats)
All processing in PixInsight
Shot from my backyard in Melbourne Florida



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Here is my attempt :

M64 Black eye galaxy
32 exposures, 5min @ ISO 1600 + 12 exposures, 1 min @ ISO 1600
Imaging scope = Celestron C8 xlt on the CGEM mount
Imaging cam = Canon 450D xsi full spectrum modded
Guide scope = Orion ED80
Guide cam = Meade DSI
Acquisition = Backyard EOS
Guided with PHD
Processed in PS CS5, Noels actions


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Well given that it is the 30th I suspect I am not going to get a chance to add more time to this... So here is my shot at M64.

Scope: AT6RC (1370mm) w/ AT2FF field flattener
Mount: CI-700
Camera: Canon 350Da
Guide: SSAG, 50mm finder
Software: BackyardEOS, PHD, PixInsight
Calibration: 31 Darks, 17 Flats, 32 Flat-Darks
Exposure: 23x 600s (3h 50min) @ ISO1600
Date: May 9th 2013
Location: Gambier Island, BC, Canada
High resolution full frame found here

Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

Congrats to cclark! I'll update the Hall of Fame as soon as I can. Tell us what the target is for July!


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

Congratulations, Chris! Your M64 image has some great details and a very smooth halo - great job.

#4 cclark


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thanks everyone! There were many great entries this month and I am honored to have this image selected.

For July's target, I choose NGC 7380 (The Wizard).



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