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rflinn68 - May Intermediate DSO Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

Who has brought us the best Owl Nebula, also known as Messier 97 or NGC 3587? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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Here is my image showing the Owl Nebula (M97). As a widefield image, it also shows M108.
Taken on two nights May 12 & 14, 2013 at a local dark sky site (Montebello OSP) N 37 19 32, W 122 10 44.

20 subs at 1200 seconds duration at 100 ISO for 6.7 hours of integration.

Telescope: Stellarvue SV4 with SSF6 flattener and IDAS LPS-P2 filter
Camera: Modified and cooled Pentax K10D DSLR
Guidescope: SV70ED with SSAG
Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2

Guided and Calibrated by Maxim DL
20 Darks (two sets of 10 to match the temperatures of different sessions), 40 Flats (20 for each session), 256 Bias

Stacked with DSS. Processed with PixInsight.

Would have liked to drive the background a bit lower, but this would have lost many of the faint galaxies.

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I got this one this week on the 13th and 14th from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas.

It is 36 subs of 300 seconds at ISO 800 with 60 darks, 20 flats, and 20 bias

Imaging scope: AT8IN
Imaging camera: Baader modded Canon T3
Guiding: Orion ST80 and SSAG
Mount: CGEM DX
Capture: BackYardEOS

Stacked with DSS and Processed with PS CS3



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Ohh well Ill give a submission. This was my first nebula and before I learned to use flats. This was taken on May 3rd

11"edge HD with .7x reducer.
20x300 at 800iso 20 darks.
Canon 60d not modded.


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Popular target this month, here's my attempt:

Imaging scope: Orion ST120
Camera: Orion Starshoot G3 color with Baader Semi-APO filter
Guide scope: ST80, SSAG driving PHD
Mount: CG-5 ASGT
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Subs: 59 (of 68) x300s, total 295 minutes integration over 3 nights (4/16, 4/27 and 5/14/13)
Processing: Neb3 (stacking), FITS Liberator (initial stretch), PS CS6
Thanks for looking, and clear skies!


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This is my go at M97



#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

Congrats to rflinn68! 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 - 02:47 PM

Thanks everyone! We had some nice looking Owls this month! :)

For July lets try M8, the Lagoon nebula

Now I can post my "improved" version! LOL

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