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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

This month's subject: IC 1396, including The Garnet Star (mu Cepheus) in the frame.
Post your entries here.

The rules:

1. All entries must be captured within the same season as the contest. For example, if the subject was Orion Nebula, than any photo captured during this particular winter (or period that it was visible) would qualify for the contest. Entries must be made prior midnight of the last day of the month.

2. Images to be considered for entry to the Challenge must be posted to and visible in the challenge submissions thread. A link to an off-site image without a version that is actually displayed in the Challenge submissions thread will not suffice and is subject to disqualification.

3. Images to be considered for entry to the Challenge must conform in all respects with the site wide image posting requirements. Entrants may elect to set this "entry image" up as a "clickable link" to a higher resolution image if they so desire, and entrants may also elect to instead provide a separate link to such an image if they so choose. If the entrant provides a legally sized and working "clickable link" as their "entry image", that "clickable link" will be included in the polling thread so that voters can examine the high resolution image before voting. However, any "entry images" displayed on the CN site that do not meet the file size and pixel dimension requirements will subject the entry to disqualification. Any questions on this rule? Just ask.

4. Please include the equipment used to take the image. Scope/Mount/Camera/Focal reducers/Barlows...whatever. Also include your location.

5. Please do not post comments in the entries thread. It is just for these wonderful images you all will be submitting.

6. The equipment must be yours. Doesn't matter what it is. 20" RC, ETX70, 2" Tasco or an 8" TMB.

7. No collaborations. You must be the operator. You must setup, align, take the exposures and process them yourself. You can have help mounting that 26" RC if need be. No remote scope images. Unless you own that remote scope and have set it up aligned it and hooked your camera up. Then you can use it. No pay by the hour renta-scope images will be allowed.
*If you have a physical disability which prevents you from being able to set up your equipment, you may still post images in the contests. However, you must own the equipment.

8. Most importantly! Have fun. Support one another's efforts. As we all can learn from this and enjoy each others accomplishments.

#2 SergeC

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

Weather and trees conspired against my getting more time on this. This is a 2-frame mosaic with a total of 3.5hr integration, (almost) evenly split between the 2 frames.

Location: backyard suburban orange zone.
Dates: 26 and 27 Oct 2013
Imaging OTA: AT72ED
Mount: CGEM
Camera: QHY8 OSC
Accessories: Orion Field Flattener for Fast Refractors; Orion SkyGlow Imaging filter
Guiding: Mag-Mini/SSAG with PHD
Frames: 21x600s; darks, flats and bias applied

Full resolution available here.

Thanks for looking and voting, and clear skies!

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#3 Charlie Hein

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

Looks like SergeC is our winner! Please choose a target for December!

#4 SergeC

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:18 PM

Thanks Charlie. I'll post a new target soon, let me give it a little thought.

#5 SergeC

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

December's target: the region in Auriga to include NGC1893/IC410 (The Tadpoles), IC417/NGC1931 (The Spider and The Fly), M36 and M38. Mosaics acceptable.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

Cool image Serge. Congrats! :D

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

Congratulations Serge!!!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:51 PM

Thanks gents.






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