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Sep 13 DSLR Challenge winner - Greg K.!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:18 AM

Who has brought us the best IC 1805 - the Heart Nebula? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

Greg K.

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IC 1805 - the Heart Nebula

Location: Clifton Park, NY
Date: 9/17/2013
Scope: Astro-tech AT72ED, AT2FF flattener
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Guiding: QHY5L-II Mono w/ AT111, PHd Guiding
Camera: Self-modded Canon T2i (550D)
Filter: Baader Ha 7nm
Capture: 10x600s subs at ISO 1600
Processed w/ DSS, PS6

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So, here is my entry for IC1805 in HaRGB.

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Date: August 28, 29, and 30, 2013
Exposure: Ha: 6 hours (18x 20 min), ISO800, 12 Darks, 30 Flats, and 30 Flat darks; RGB: 6 hours 30 min (78x 5 min) ISO800, 18 scaled darks, 30 flats, and 20 bias
Telescope: 8" Skywatcher Newton @F/5 with MPCC and Baader 7 nm Ha-filter
Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera: Peltier-cooled Canon 350Da (TEC@10°C)
Location: Emmen, The Netherlands

More processing info on my website: IC1805 in HaRGB

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IC1805 - Heart Nebula
07.09.2013, Kocaeli, Turkey
C11 EdgeHD & HyperStar
Canon T2i & CLS Clip-in filter
94x60" ISO1600 Light, 15x Dark, 49x Flat, 32x Dark Flat, 25x Bias
Processed with: DSS, PS CS5, Starwipe0.8

IC1805 - Full Resolution

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Here is my go at the Heart:

Scope: Tair-3s lens (300 f/4.5 @ f/8)
Mount: iOptron ZEQ25 (first light!)
Guide: SSAG, 50mm finder, PHD
Camera: Canon XS/1000D (Baader UV/IR modified)
Software: BackyardEOS and PixInsight
Calibration: Darks, Flats, Flat-Darks, Bias
Exposure: 30x 480s (4 hours) @ ISO1600
When/Where: September 8th 2013, Gambier Island.


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

Greg K. is our winner! Please let us know what the November target will be!


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

Congratulations, Greg - you have an excellent image, as well as some very stiff competition. Some great images here!

#4 Greg K.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

Thanks, voters!

Let's go for... NGC 1499 - The California Nebula.

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