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Jun13 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!

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Poll: Jun13 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! (56 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

Welcome to the June 2013 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest poll!

Each month the best images selected from the individual Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching forums will be presented for the userbase to vote on. The winning entry will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to admire! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..

Please choose your favorite from the entries below. The poll will remain open through July 15th at midnight.

Here are the entries for June!

Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's Finalist - rflinn68

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Took this last night from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas. It is 14X300sec at ISO 800. 20 darks, 20 flats, 20 bias.

Imaging scope: AT65EDQ
Guiding: Orion 50mm mini w/SSAG
Mount: CG5 ASGT

Stacked in DeepSkyStacker and processed in Photoshop CS3 and StarTools. Full resolution here: http://www.astrobin....46630/?mod=none

CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Mike Wiles

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M16 - Hubble Palette
Dates: May 21st, 2013 to June 4th, 2013
Location: Benson, Arizona
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED152CF Refractor - 152mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Triplet
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3
Camera: SBIG ST-8300m and SBIG FW8-8300 filter wheel
Guiding: SBIG ST-i Mono and SBIG OAG-8300 off-axis guider
Exposure: 37 hours
HAlpha - 13 x 60 minutes
OIII - 12 x 60 minutes
SII - 12 x 60 minutes

Capture: CCD AutoPilot v5, CCDSoft v5, The SkyX Professional
Calibration & Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7

Larger version is at Astrobin

Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Space Cowboy

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Saturn 6th June 21.46 UT

Good Luck to all our finalists!

#2 Oleg Bryzgalov

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

Mike, congratulations! The perfect photo!

#3 Mike Wiles

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:56 PM

Thanks Oleg!!

Of the images that I've shot so far, this one is my favorite. I was surprised to see that it was voted a favorite as well though. The other two images are both really good.


#4 Charlie Hein

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:08 AM

Sorry folks, things at work have pretty severely limited my time on CN lately.

Congrats, Mike!! I'll get your image posted up some time today!


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

Beautiful image Mike. Congrats!

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