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Oct 13 Bright winner - Thirteen

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Poll: Oct 13 Bright winner - Thirteen (32 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

Who has brought us the best picture of Comet ISON? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:


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Telescope: 8 inch Meade LX200 Classic, with 0.33 focal reducer.
Camera: Meade DSI-2c, with Orion SkyGlow Imaging filter.
Guiding: Orion ST90, Meade DSI-1c.
Exposure: 7 x 2 min.
Stacked on comet.
2013-10-02, 5:58 - 6:12 AM CDT
Brookings, SD

Full size image here: http://www.flickr.co...rp/10548866833/


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It seems a bit unfair that I shot this 4 weeks later than the previous submission when magnitude was so much different. I thought it turned out OK though and was my first try at a comet.

Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 8" f/10
Camera: Canon T1i 500D, unmodified
Guiding: none
Exposure: 34x32s at ISO1600
Stacked on comet
2013-10-30, 6:47 - 7:16 AM EDT
Milford, MI

Link to full size:
Link to Astrobin


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Comet Ison C/2012 S1
Imaged during the early morning of October 4, 2013.
Eleven - 300 second subs ISO 800, stacked with 5 darks and 5 bias frames.
Imaged from Saranac, New York
Telescope: Orion 8 inch Newtonian F3.9 FL800mm
Mount: Celestron Advanced VX
Guided with PHD and an Orion Planetary Imager Autoguider through a 50mm finder scope.
Camera: Canon 450D XSi Baader self modded DSLR
MPCC Mark III coma corrector
Captured through Backyard EOS v3
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker on the comet and post editing done in Photoshop CS5.


#2 Charlie Hein

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:24 AM

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

#3 Thirteen



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hey, thanks everyone, it makes getting up that morning worth it! I am honored and think that the challenge competition in every category was great this month. Everyone submitted great shots.

As my first and only act of power, I'd like to see:
The Galilean Moons

All moons not required. Beyond that, I'll leave it up to interpretation and artistic license.


#4 Framis


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

Nice pic 13... it was a tough choice... all were good entries...

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

Nice job! I haven't imaged ISON yet, been practicing on brighter Lovejoy.

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