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      #3723721 - 04/04/10 03:48 AM Attachment (175 downloads)

February 2010 Challenge (NGC 2264) by Ozy:

Exposure
- HaLRGB 240:480:240:240:240
- HaL 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 10min subs @ bin2x2
- 24 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- Starizona Hyperion 12.5"
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ Adaptive Optics
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters


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March 2010 Challenge (M106) by Ozy:

Exposure
- LRGB 360:120:120:120
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 10min subs @ bin2x2
- 12 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- RCOS Carbon Truss 12.5" RC
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ AO
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters


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April 2010 by Ozy (M101)

Exposure
- LRGB 120:45:45:45
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 15min subs @ bin2x2
- 4.25 hours total exposure


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May 2010 by john gretchen (M13)

from the night of 5-15-10
22x5 minutes lum
2x5 minutes ea. rgb
at8rc and qhy9


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      #3931030 - 07/19/10 11:03 AM Attachment (161 downloads)

June 2010 (M16 Eagle Nebula) by Gobart

TS Optics 90/600 triplet APO, on June 9 and 12, 2010.
Total exposure 90 minutes.
L=3x15 minutes (1x1),
R=2x10 minutes (2x2),
G=B=1x10 minutes (2x2).
QHY2Pro CCD, guided with QHY5 on Zeiss Sonnar 75/300 mm telephoto lens, EQ6 SynScan Pro mount.
Processing: MaximDL, PS, Neat Image.


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July 2010 Challenge Entries (NGC6520 and B86) by astrogolfer

C14 2800mm
12 hours exposure
SXV-M25 IDAS filter


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      #4067221 - 09/23/10 12:59 AM Attachment (156 downloads)

We have two winners for August 2010 (Agelos Kechagias):

Location : Corinth-Greece
Telescope : Skywatcher ED120
Ccd : QHY 9
Mount : Eq6 Pro
Guiding : Finderscope 9x50 + QHY 5
Field flattener : Astrotech
Gain/Offset : 30% - 106
Temp : -25
Exposures : Ha bin 2x2 15x1200sec
OIII bin 2x2 20x600sec
SII bin 2x2 20x600sec
Palette : Ha=Green Oiii=Blue Sii=Red
Darks - bias - flats
applications : Nebulosity - Photoshop - Maxim - Dss - Pixinsight - Starry night - Phd - Eqmod with xbox 360 wireless controller.


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      #4067223 - 09/23/10 01:00 AM Attachment (141 downloads)

We have two winners for August 2010 (hewholooks):

APM/TMB 130/780
QSI 583WSG
Astrodon 6nm Ha, 5nm OIII, 5nm SII
Ha 8x15min ;OIII, SII 11x15min All binned (1x1)
Imager Temp -10C
Field Flattener
Mach1GTO Mount
Ha data gathered 8-6-10. OIII and SII data gathered 8-29-10. Processed 8-30-10
Colormap: Ha=Green, OIII=Blue, SII=Red
Processed in CCDStack and CS3


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September 2010 Challenge Entries (NGC 6946) by majikthyze

Telescope: Celestron Edge HD14"
Camera: Apogee U16M
CFW: Apogee 7S
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Guiding: Astrodon Monster MOAG, Lumenera Skynx 2.0m, MetaGuide
Filters: Astrodon 4nm HA (50mm square), Baader LRGBI (50mm square)
Software: MaximDL, Custom, PhotoShop
Exposures: 21x15min L, 18x10min R, 19x10min G, 16x10min B, 8x20min HA


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      #4216203 - 11/29/10 01:49 AM Attachment (103 downloads)

We have two winners for October 2010 M33, Tyler Allred:-

Scope: AP 130 Starfire EDF at F/6
Mount: Lomandy G-11/Gemini
Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVF-H16
Filter Wheel: Finger Lakes Instrumentation FLI CFW-2-7
Filters: Optec
MaxIm DL 5, CCDStack 2, PixInsight 1.6, Photoshop CS3


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      #4216207 - 11/29/10 01:51 AM Attachment (107 downloads)

We have two winners for October 2010 (M33), by evansg:-

Scope: Skywatcher Equinox ED120
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Camera: ATIK314L Mono
Filters: Baader LRGB + Ha 7nm
Guiding: SSAG + TS-OAG9
Total Exposure: 7h
Processed: CCDstack, Photoshop cs, Pixinsight
Location: Lakonia, Greece


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November 2010 Challenge (NGC 1275) by majikthyze:

This is significantly cropped and is at 50% size. Original version is at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26671216@N02/5205133501

This was 11x20min L, 11x10min R, 9x10min G, and 4x10min B.
Scope is the Celestron Edge HD 14" SCT.
Camera is the Apogee U16M.
Filters are Baader 50mm square LRGB.
Guiding was with Astrodon Monster MOAG, Lumenera Skynyx 2.0M, and MetaGuide software.
Processing was with some custom software, MaximDL, and Photoshop.


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December 2010 (IC342) by evansg:

Vixen VC200L
ATIK 314L mono
Baader LRGB Filters
Total exposure: ~ 7h
Greece


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January 2011 Challenge (M1) by Ozy:

Exposure
- LRGB 240:120:120:120
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 15min subs @ bin2x2
- 10 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- RCOS Carbon Truss 12.5" RC
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ AO
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters


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February 2011 (NGC 2359) by bill w:

FS102 @f/6 astrodon 5nm Ha, 3nm OIII filters, SX H9
HA 32x20 min, OIII 22x20 min,
2/12-28/2011, los alamitos, CA
fair seeing, bortle white skies

calibrated, combined, ddp, light local adaptive filter for contrast in maxim, then to PS for final curves, saturation, DSN reduction, hot pixel stomping and crop.


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March 2011 (NGC3718 + NGC3729, ARP322) by Kallias:

Orion 12 newt.f/4 and my Atik 16hr in a suburban place of Thessaloniki January 2011.58x3'exposures for Lum,6x3'binx2 for each color.I processed the frames with Maxim DL5,CCDStack,and PS4


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April 2011 (NGC 4490) by darkforce:

"before I had all the Adapters, which are necessary to attach the extender to the FSQ, I decided to give the small focal length a try at a very small GX, called NGC4490 . So, this is not a high resolution closeup @F5 with 530mm focal length, but I hope, to comfort in the tons of background GX you can find in this image. "Chara" is very, very bright and it was a big challenge, for the image processing (gradients etc.). The seeing condition were very nice, so all my 600s RAWS had FWHM's-between 1,8" and 2,0"."


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May 2011 (IC 1396) by Paramount:

It was taken with a Takahashi FSQ106ED at f5 on a Paramount ME with a Starlight Xpress SXVF H9 and 5nm narrow band filters
Exposures are 8x30 minutes for Ha and 10x30 minutes each for OIII and SII
Auto guiding was done by a lodestar and OAG combination
After calibration the master frames were colour combined in Maxim DL and the processing in Photoshop consisted of a couple of iterations of levels followed by several small contrast curves adjustments, finally the colour was balanced using selective colour. No sharpening or noise reduction was used in the processing


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June 2011 (SH2-136) by John Wunderlin:

Scope: 10" LX50 w/Celestron F6.3 fr
Mount: Losmandy G11
Camera: SBIG ST-8300M
Filters: Baader LRGB
Guide: Orion ED80, Orion SSAG

Exposures: r,g,b: 3x15min bin 2x2, lum 34x15min bin 2x2
Orientation: North up

Acquision: Nebulosity
Guiding: PHD
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: Photoshop CS4, Annies Actions, Carboni Tools

Location: Mineral Point, WI
Limiting Magnitude: 6.0
CCD Temp: -25c/-15c


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July 2011 Challenge (Sh2-101) by Oleg Bryzgalov:

This picture was photographed on July 3-9, 2011 in the Crimea (Ukraine) during the festival of amateur astronomy, "Southern Nights 2011" (height of 600 m above. sea level)

S & K 200 mm. f / 5, and S & D 254 mm. f/4.7. Because of these telescopes are located on different stretches of the secondary mirror, the bright stars can be seen with 8 rays.

Other equipment: Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr. Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG.
HaRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
Ha:19*900 sec., LRGB 12x600 sec. each filter, all unbinned.
North down.
Processed Pixinsight and Photoshop CS5.


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