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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5813447 - 04/21/13 04:09 PM

February 2012 winner - mpgxsvcd's image of Luna:



I took this with a Vixen 110l(110mm) telescope and my Panasonic GH2 digital camera. This was a single low resolution JPG still shot without any barlows or reducers.


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      #5813457 - 04/21/13 04:13 PM

March 2012 winner - Tharsis's image of Mars:



Javi Berna.
Colored Mars.
March, 22th, 2012, 20:18UT from Spain.
Maksutov Bosma 150/1800.
Barlow Vixen X2 and acro barlow X2 in Vixen flip mirror.
DMK21AU04 and Toucam 740k.
Registax and Fitswork.


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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5813461 - 04/21/13 04:18 PM

April 2012 winner - alfas's image of Saturn:



Celestron C8
Skywatcher Heq5-Pro
The Imaging Source DBK21AU618.AS
Televue 5x powermate and Meade 2x shorty barlow
AutoStakkert! 2
Taken from Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on March 9, 2012.


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      #5813465 - 04/21/13 04:21 PM

May 2012 winner - Burak Yakut's image of Lunar Surface Details:



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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5813474 - 04/21/13 04:27 PM

June 2012 winner - alfas's image of an astro object against a cloud foreground:



Here's my entry: Cloudynights

Canon 1000D prime focus on WO Megrez 90mm, f/5.6

website: http://500px.com/rafaeldefavari?page=2


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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5813477 - 04/21/13 04:30 PM

July 2012 winner - oldstargazer's image of Rupes Recta:



Captured in cpc1100 using dbk21, stacked in registax, looks like due to weather little late for best lighting.


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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5813482 - 04/21/13 04:32 PM

August 2012 winner - willem123's image of any astro object and the horizon :



Milky way and reflection of Antares on water alongside artificial reflections.
Location: Marico Nature Reserve (South-Africa).
Modified Canon 1100d(T3), Canon lens(12mm), 1x4min.+ 1x2min.exp.


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      #5813492 - 04/21/13 04:36 PM

September 2012 winner - end's image of our moon and Jupiter with at least one of its moons in the same frame:



Here is my version. This was taken at about 5:30am September 8th in Pearland, TX (just south of Houston) on an 11" Edge HD with Hyperstar 3. Camera was a Nikon D7000. The image was worked up in Photoshop (mostly to bring up the contrast of Jupiter's moons without blowing out Luna).
All four Galilean moons are visible (including Callisto which is way above Jupiter in the orientation of this image). The full resolution image is here if you want to see the details:

Link to full resolution


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      #5813496 - 04/21/13 04:39 PM

October 2012 winner - willem123's image of the Apennine Mountains and surroundings (Moon):



Scope: 8" Celestron SCT
Camera: Canon 550D(T2i)
Stacked in Registax and processed in Ps
Location: Pretoria, SA.


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      #5813500 - 04/21/13 04:43 PM

November 2012 winner - ldesign1's image of the Moon as illuminated with Earth-shine:



Here's my entry. It is an HDR combination of three exposures taken with a Canon EOS 30D and Orion Express 80 at 2x magnification.


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      #5813507 - 04/21/13 04:45 PM

December 2012 winner - ldesign1's image of Jupiter:



Celestron EdgeHD 11
Orion Atlas EQ-G
DBK21AU618.AS
From my back yard in Santa Clara, CA on November 22nd, 2012.
60fps for 2 minutes, best 40% of frames stacked in AutoStakkert!2, wavelets and other adjustments in Registax 6.


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      #5813520 - 04/21/13 04:51 PM

January 2013 winner - Nohrmal's image of a meteor shower:



Got lucky and caught one meteor despite the clouds. The meteor is in Monoceros, Sirius & Canis Major are to the right.

Geminids - December 11th 2012 in Texas

Equipment: Canon Rebel 1000D & 18-55mm lens on tripod
EXIF: 18mm, 20s, F3.5, ISO 1600
Software: Lightroom

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      #5813529 - 04/21/13 04:59 PM

February 2013 winner - Ratchet's image of Crater Eratosthenes:



Date: 2-19-2013
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Telescope: Meade 8" SCT
Camera: Point Grey Research Firefly MV
Details: Prime focus video @ 30fps. Best 200/2000 frames stacked and processed with Registax 6.


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      #5813536 - 04/21/13 05:02 PM

March 2013 winner - txairman's image of Comet PANSTARRS:



03/12/2013
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Canon T3i, 180mm, f4
1/4s, ISO 1600
CG-4 Omni mount with tracking


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Re: "Bright" Challenge Hall of Fame new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5849959 - 05/09/13 12:42 PM

April 2013 winner - ldesign1's image of Sunspots:



Sun Spot AR1711

April 7, 2013 @ 14:02:11 p.m.
Orion Express 80 @ f/12
LUNT LS50THa/B1200
Imaging Source DMK 21AU04.AS Camera
Best 50% of 1788 Frames @ 60fps
Color added in Photoshop

AR1711 High Resolution


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      #5916900 - 06/12/13 12:43 PM

May 2013 winner - ldesign1's image of Saturn:



Saturn and 5 Moons

May 19, 2013 @ 00:47:18 a.m.
10” Meade LX200GPS @ f/10
Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS Camera
Best 75% of 3587 Frames @ 30fps (3x Drizzle) in AutoStakkert!
Wavelets in RegiStax and processing in Photoshop


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