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      #3222161 - 07/16/09 07:15 PM

June 2009 Winner - - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - rumples riot:



Taken with peltier cooled C14, Astronomiks type 2 RGB filters and Lumenera Skynyx 2-0 Camera.

Image was taken on 16 June 2009 at 1723 UT
800 frames from each colour staked and processed in Registax 5, Astra Image and Photoshop CS3


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      #3277246 - 08/17/09 06:53 AM

July 2009 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Igor Chekalin:



Antares and Rho Ophiuchi region.

June 21 and 22 '2009
At Crimean_Astrophysical_Observatory, during "Southern Nights 2009" amateur astronomers festival.

33x5min @ ISO800, unfiltered

Canon 350Da(baader filter mod),
Nikkor ED 180/2.8 (@ 2.8) lens with Nikon->EOS adapter
EQ6Pro SynScan equatorial mount.
Auto-guiding (TAL-75R 75mm refractor plus QHY6CCD)
Iris for calibration & stacking, and Photoshop for post-processing.


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      #3337831 - 09/16/09 05:50 PM

August 2009 Winner - Film Astrophotography's Finalist - M111



35mm Milky Way (including Sharpless 2-27)

Brendan Devlin
June 27, 2009, Martha's Vineyard
Composite of two 35mm frames
~5 min, unguided, E200
Canon 35mm F1.2L @ F/2
LXD-75
Canon A2
Self-processed in Jobo CPE-2, Unicolor Rapid E6 chemistry, +2 push-processed.


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      #3401622 - 10/21/09 06:54 AM

September 2009 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - neutronman:



This wide field in Perseus stretches from IC348 to NGC1333 (with lots of dusty stuff in between) taken at Okie-Tex.

FSQ 106EDX f/3.64
STL-11000M -20c
LRGB (200,50,40,60)
CCDStack, CS4


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      #3452844 - 11/17/09 09:35 AM

October 2009 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - J.P.M:



Imaged in centrum of City Oulu, Finland

Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations.
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

Imaeged in three nights between 27.09 - 04.10. 2009,
seeing varys between 4-2,5 FWHM
Image scale 0,8 arcseconds/pixel
Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f4.65 Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 11Hz
Exposures:
H-alpha 21x1200s Binned 1x1 = 7h
S-II 10x600s Binned 3x3
O-III 5x600s Binned 3x3


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      #3504904 - 12/16/09 02:51 PM

November 2009 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - markseibold:



This was the largest pastel of the near full moon I have produced as yet. It was done over two nights for a total work time of approximately 4 1/2 hours through the eyepiece of my 10.1 inch Newtonain last July 8 ~ 9, 2009. It was sketched onto 22" X 30" black Stonehenge 100% cold pressed cotton pastel paper. The moons disc was rendered at 16 inches in diameter.


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      #3563976 - 01/16/10 08:43 AM

December 2009 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - bill w:



the wizard nebula aka NGC 7380, Sh2-142 in SHO
casting a spell at midnight

FS102@f/6, astrodon 5nm Ha, Oiii, 3nm Sii filters, SX H9 camera.
25x20 min each channel
10/6-11/8/09 Los Alamitos CA. bortle white skies.

callibrated, combined, ddp, color balanced in maxim (balanced the white point on a pillar). microcurve for contrast, light local adaptive filtering and high pass filter applied to Ha in maxim. then to PS for luminance layering of Ha, adjustments to saturation and lightness. gradient removal in the Oiii channel. JPM's star removal action was used to adjust the star color: pink HST stars were replaced by more tradditional stars from a bicolor image.

Sii and Oiii distributions seemed to form complimentary subsets of the HA, with Sii highlighting the pillars and Oiii surrounding the central star. Besides the pillars, there seem to be areas of strong Sii concentration in the wizard's mouth (spell?) and inside one of the wider pillars


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      #3636228 - 02/20/10 10:27 AM

January 2010 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - jacobb:



Kind regards
Jacob Bassøe
Copenhagen, Denmark
Takahashi FSQ-85
QSI583wsg, Lodestar
EQ6pro
Baader Ha, OIII and SII filters


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      #3684239 - 03/16/10 08:58 AM

February 2010 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - S1mas:



Hi,
here is my entry.


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      #3751660 - 04/18/10 06:46 AM

March 2010 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - AntonFarmis:



Location : Mt Parnon
Telescope : WO 105 APO TRIPLET Zenith star f7
Camera : QHY9 - QHY filter wheel
Mount : SW EQ6 Pro
Guiding : SW ED80, PHD v11
Exposure : 12x900 sec in Astronomic 2" 12nm Ha
6x300 sec RGB (per each filter with Astronomic 2" )
Software : EZCap, Nebulosity 2, Photoshop SC3.


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      #4522214 - 04/16/11 02:43 PM

December 2010 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Nils_Lars:



25 5min subs in RGB at ISO 800 and 24 10min subs with 6nm Ha filter at ISO 1600 stacked in DSS then adjusted in PS CS2. Canon 500D(modded) , Orion Atlas mount and the lens was the Nikon 180ED @ f/2.8 and a 7x40mm finder as a guide scope.


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      #4522229 - 04/16/11 02:49 PM

January 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Jared:



M81--Bode's Nebula
Captured by Jared Willson
January 27, 2011, Oakland, CA
2 Hours luminosity; 1 hour each RG&B binned 2x2
10" AT Ritchey-Chretien @ f/8; FLI ML8300; Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO; Lodestar guider; AstroDon Monster MOAG; AstroDon True Balance filters
Captured in Maxim; Reduced, registered, and stacked in Maxim; Post processed in Photoshop CS3



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      #4522239 - 04/16/11 02:52 PM

February 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - raxxla:



Here's my shot!

California Nebula (NGC1499)
NP101is f/4.3
QHY9
HaLRGB (80m:40m:82m)

Thanks for looking!




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      #4522251 - 04/16/11 03:00 PM

March 2011 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Roel!



This is my submission to this month's contest: AR 1176 in H-Alpha. It was very active with some small but bright proms and and a nice filament.


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      #4587405 - 05/17/11 06:41 PM

April 2011 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - maroubra_boy!



My submission is of my recent sketch of the Eta Carina Nebula done using my 17.5" dob from my home in Sydney Australia. I had posted this sketch earlier this month in the sketching forum.

This was by far my most challenging sketch to undertake. It is also my most satisfying one.

That it was done under the light polluted skies of Sydney makes me wonder what a repeat undertaking from a dark site will reveal additionally.

The supermassive star that lends its name to the nebula, Eta Carina, is the bright, reddish star approximately in the centre of the sketch.

Object: NGC 3372, Eta Carina Nebula
Scope: 17.5" dob, push-pull
Gear: 35mm Masuyama eyepiece, 57X, OIII flter
Date: April 8, 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Media: White pastel, white and black charcoal pencils, white chinagraph, white and coloured inks on A4 black paper.


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      #4642847 - 06/16/11 08:02 PM

May 2011 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Michael11:



This is my submission of a sketch of M13 - the Great Hercules Cluster. The drawing was made in Negev desert, while I was observing with my 8" Newtonian.
Sky transparancy was excellent (~6.8m), and M13 showed rich detail - including star streaks and dark filaments. Among them the famous "propeller" could be easily spotted (slightly right from the cluster's center in this sketch).

Object: M13 - glubular cluster
Telescope: 8" Orion Skyview pro Newtonian
Eyepiece: 5mm Vixen LVW, at 200X
Time: 6.5.2011 , 24:00
Location: Negev desert, Israel
Inverted graphite pencil sketch on a white paper.


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      #4695308 - 07/16/11 10:42 AM

June 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - rumples riot:



Object Corona Australis or NGC6729
Scope: TSA102
Camera: QSI583WSG
Mount: Paramount Me
LRGB 160 160 140 180
Captured in MaximDL
Processed in CCDstack and PS CS3


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      #4751968 - 08/16/11 07:38 PM

July 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov:



"Ghost nebula" in Cepheus (Sh2-136, vdb-141)

This picture was photographed on July 6-8, 2011 in the Crimea (Ukraine) during the festival of amateur astronomy, "Southern Nights 2011" (600 m above sea level)

Equipment: reflector S&D 254 mm. f/4.7 (New carbon tube!), Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr. Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG.
RGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L: 20x600 sec., RGB: 10x600 sec. each filter, all unbinned.
Processed Pixinsight and Photoshop CS5.
Center crop, size 50%
Oleg Bryzgalov, Ukraine.


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      #4823156 - 09/23/11 06:51 AM

August 2011 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Roel:



On August 2everything seemed to be right. The weather was absolutely great, the Sun was more active than I've seen so far this year and the seeing was above average. A good day to try sketching a full-disk h-alpha sun for the first time instead of an isolated prominence. First I made a blank disk with a soft white pastel. I took the sketch outside and filled in all the details I could see through the eyepiece of my 70mm solar telescope with white and black pastel pencils. All regions were very active, especially the middle one: it changed its shape within minutes. Sometimes little bright flare-like brightenings appeared and disappeared 2 minutes later. A wonderful sight! It took me one hour (from 08.00 UT - 09.00 UT) to complete the drawing. I scanned the (black&white) sketch and gave it a reddish color with Photoshop.

Sketch made from my backyard in Deventer, The Netherlands.


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      #4864632 - 10/16/11 05:52 PM

September 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Bill Snyder:



IC1396 Elephant Trunk
Scope TMB 130mm
Mount Atlas EQG
CCD Apogee U8300
EXP Ha 9hrs OIII 8hrs SII 9hrs 20min subs
Bill Snyder


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