July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-!
Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:01 PM
Here are July's entries!
NGC 7380 The Wizard
Date: July 7-10, 2013
Location: Celina, TX
Mount: CGEM DX
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
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.
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!
Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:14 AM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:06 AM
Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:14 AM
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!