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July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-!

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Poll: July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-! (23 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

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

Here are July's entries!


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NGC 7380 The Wizard

Date: July 7-10, 2013

Location: Celina, TX
Telescope: AT8RC/CCDT67
Guiding: AT72ED/SSAG
Mount: CGEM DX
Filter: CLS
Camera: Canon 450d (modified)
Exposures: 187x300sec lights (15.6 hours), 200 bias, 30 flats, no darks (dithered)
Processing software: PixInsight
Capture software: BYEOS

Larger version: Astrobin link


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Here is my attempt at NGC7380 - the Wizard.

This image was taken the night of 7/12/13 from near Goldendale, WA, at the TAS Star Party.

Imaging scope - Orion 8" Astrograph Newtonian with MPCC.
Imaging camera - Canon XSi Modified
Mount - CGEM (self hypertuned)
Guiding - ST80 and SSAG
Capture - BYEOS
Stacked in DSS, processed in PS-CS3

Image consists of 5 frames at 480sec and 23 frames at 300sec, for total of 2hrs 35min.
Darks, flats and Bias subtracted.

Higher resolution here.


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Here is my go at the Wizard

Location: Gambier Island, BC, Canada
Date: Nights of July 2nd and 3rd 2013
Scope: AT6RC with CCDT67 Reducer
Mount: Celestron CI-700 (492 digital drive, NGC-Max DSC)
Camera: Canon Rebel XS/1000D, Baader UV/IR modified (first light for the mod!)
Guide: 50mm finder, Orion SSAG
Software: BackyardEOS, Astrotortilla, PHD, PixInsight
Calibration: Darks, Dark-flats, Flats, and Bias frames
Exposure: 41x 300s (3h, 25min)

High resolution un-cropped version available here

Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:14 AM

Falcon- wins the Challenge! Please choose a target for the September Challenge!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

Congrats, Sean! All very nice images this month, so you had some tough competition.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Scott and Charlie!

Touch competition indeed - I really thought cclark would take this one.

Sorry for not getting my target choice out sooner, been swamped with work issues the last while (storm takes down 1/4 of my ISP's coverage area? ya... that makes for a busy Sean).

The target for the next challenge will be IC 1805 - the Heart Nebula

Thanks for the votes CN-forumites! :grin:

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