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Looks like we have ourselves a run-off (poll)!

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Poll: Looks like we have ourselves a run-off (poll)! (85 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image goes to the Finals?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:38 AM

We have ourselves a run-off for the July 2013 CCD Imaging Finalist in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest. Please choose your favorite from the choices below:


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M57 captured on the night of July 6/7 from St Helena, CA
NELM 6.3 (21.4 MPSAS), Seeing 5/10 Pickering
PlaneWave 12.5" CDK OTA
Astro-Physics 900GTO mount
SBIG STXL-6303E camera
180 min H-alpha (20 minute subs), 45 min Lum (5 minute subs), 20 min RG&B (5 minutes subs)

Guided and captured in Maxim DL, calibrated and registered in CCDStack, post processed in Photoshop.


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Here's my photo entry for the contest. My first completed image with automated backyard observatory!


NGC6960 Veil Nebula West - The Witch's Broom
14 hours each Ha and OIII in 30 minute subframes
75 minutes each RGB in 5 minute subframes for star color enhancement

Stellarvue SV127 Dual Fluoro APO
SBIG STT-8300M with Astrodon 3nm narrowband filters
Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount
Captured with CCDSoft, TheSky6, automated with CCDCommander
Processed in CCDStack and Photoshop CS
June-July 2013

Phil G

Please note that voting will conclude on August 12th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!


#2 Jared


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

Congrats, Phil, and good luck in the finals!

#3 alpal



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:13 AM

Nice win Phil,
I liked all 6 images in the original competition:


#4 DeanS



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

Yes, all great images!


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