Jump to content


Photo

Sep 13 Beginner winner - proteus5!

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
2 replies to this topic

Poll: Sep 13 Beginner winner - proteus5! (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Which image wins?

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote

#1 Charlie Hein

Charlie Hein

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • Posts: 12324
  • Joined: 02 Nov 2003
  • Loc: 26.06.08N, +80.23.08W

Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:30 AM

Who has brought us the best M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

Magellan

Posted Image

Object: M31 / Andromeda Galaxy
Location: Enfield, NS Canada
Camera: Canon XSi / 450D Gary Honis Full Spectrum modified
Filter: None
Telescope: Orion 8" F4 Astrograph
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Guiding: Celestron 80mm Guidescope with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider.
Focusing: Rigel nStep ASCOM stepper Focus Motor
Subs_RGB: 15x300s @ ISO800
25 Darks, 25 Bias, 25 Flats
Aquired with: Sequence Generator Pro
Processing: DSS
Post-Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 RC7

Link to Larger image:
http://www.astrobin....57049/?mod=none



SergeC

Posted Image

Here's my entry.

Date: 9 Aug 2013
Imaging OTA: AT8IN
Mount: CGEM
Camera: QHY8 OSC
Guiding: Mag-Mini/SSAG with PHD
Accessories: Baader MPCC-III coma corrector; Lumicon LPR filter
Software: Nebulosity 3 (capture/pre-processing/stacking); PS CS6
Frames: 30X360s; flats, darks and bias applied

Full resolution available here

Thanks for looking, and clears skies.


evan9162

Posted Image

Jumping right in!

M31 wide field

Date: 9/7/2013
Location: 20 miles SW of Boise, ID
"Scope": SMC Takumar 135mm F4 lens @ F5.6
Camera: Canon T4i/650D stock
Mount: Home made motorized barn door tracker
Capture: Hand timing with IR remote
Frames: 15x240", 10 darks, 16 bias
Software: DSS & PS CS2


Full size:
http://www.astrobin.com/full/55729/B/?



DaddyBear123

Posted Image

Heres my first ever entry. The photo was taken at the Northern Prairie Star Fest, Alberta, September 4 and 5.
Camera : 60da
MOUNT: ASCG5
SCOPE:WILLIAM OPTICS 80MM EDII
GUIDING:PHD
EXPOSURES: 20 180SEC
DARKS: 10
STACKED:NEBULOSITY
POST PROCESSING: PIXINSIGHT



nine44

Posted Image

OK--my first ever entry! Taken from my red zone back yard over 2 nights (Sept 13/14):
73X240s lights
30 darks
50 bias
20 flats

https://skydrive.liv...1C1FB32E!400...



frito

Posted Image

Click image for full size view

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Zenithstar 66 SD

Imaging cameras: Canon 350d

Mounts: Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7, BinaryRivers Corporation BackyardEOS 3.0

Resolution: 2261x1985

Dates: Aug. 2, 2013

Location: Lake San Antonio, CA (Blue zone)

Frames: 52x120"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Pixel scale: 3.30 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.76 degrees

Field width: 2.07 degrees

Field height: 1.82 degrees




JazzSky

Posted Image

Image taken on September 8th
Camera 60da
CG5 - Advanced
Lights: 48 ( 59second exposures )
Darks 48
Bias 17
Offset 20
Processed in Deep Sky Stacker
Photoshop CS6
I blew out the core in processing but still happy with the result (5th attempt, don't ask :))



proteus5

Posted Image

Here's my entry.

Object: M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Location: Southern New Jersey
Scope: SkyWatcher 80ED
Filters: None
Guide Scope: Orion ST80
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Field Flattener: Orion Field Flattener
Camera: Canon T2i (550D) un-modded
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
Capture Software: Backyard EOS
Guiding Software: PHD
Processing: Photoshop with Noel Carboni's Actions

Subs:
07/17/13 20x400
08/16/13 14x400
08/19/13 19x400
09/06/13 10x600
Plus flats,darks,bias.

Total Time 7 hours 33 minutes 20 seconds

M31 Andromeda Galaxy Large View Is Here



StoneasRock

Posted Image

scope: skywatcher 5" reflector.
mount: lxd75
guide: modified guide scope.
camera:canon 40d stock.
guide camera: SSAG
Integration: 5 hours worth with all calibration frames.

full size: http://www.astrobin.com/full/57882

Full image at Astrobin: The Crescent Wide Field



*
 

#2 Charlie Hein

Charlie Hein

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • Posts: 12324
  • Joined: 02 Nov 2003
  • Loc: 26.06.08N, +80.23.08W

Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

proteus5 is our winner! Please let us know what the November target will be!

Charlie
 

#3 proteus5

proteus5

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1445
  • Joined: 24 Jun 2010
  • Loc: Southern New Jersey

Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:03 PM

proteus5 is our winner! Please let us know what the November target will be!

Charlie



Thanks everyone. How about M42 The Orion Nebula.
 






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics