We are very pleased and proud to present the August 2013 CCD Imaging Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.
As this is the month of the nova, here is my entry for this month:
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
R,G,B: 3 x 600s per channel
L: 5 x 180s
NGC7000: The Cygnus Wall of Star Formation
This picture was photographed August 10-13 2013 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.
Equipment: home made reflector 10 in., f/3.8
Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L=42*450 sec. bin.1 RGB: 18*300-450 sec. each channel, bin.2 Total 12.75 hours.
FWHM in L filter 1.91-2.35 arcsec.;, summ. — 2.15 arcsec.
Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6
Link to fullsize picture
M31 from Stellar Skies LLC, Pototoc Texas
3.5 hours luminance
1 hour each of RGB
FSQ 106ED, ML 11002 with Astrodon filters, Mach1GTO
Ring Nebula (M57)
Newton 190/875, WS-180, Atik 16HR
Ha - 64fr x 1200sec + 10fr x 1800sec + 6fr x 2400 sec
O-III - 9fr x 1200sec + 6fr x 2400sec
L - 32fr x 600sec
R - 10fr x 600sec
G - 9fr x 600sec
B - 9fr x 600sec
Total: 47h 20min
10.07.2013 - 28.07.2013
Link to fullsize picture - https://dl.dropboxus...a color_150.jpg
Please note that voting will conclude on September 9th at Midnight ET.
Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!
MaxMan is your finalist!
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