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Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new
      #5501994 - 11/03/12 06:35 AM

Who has brought us the best Heart and Soul (can be mosaic, but must be wide enough to include both IC1848 and IC1805)? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

nemo129



Camera: SBIG ST8300M @ -12C
Telescope: Canon 200mm F2.8 L ULTRASONIC Lens
Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini II
Guidescope: ATLE80 80mm at f/4.8
Guide Camera: Orion SSAG with Televue TRF2008 0.8x reducer
Filters:
Heart Nebula(IC1805)
-Hydrogen Alpha (Ha): 8 x 15min (120min)
-Oxygen III (OIII): 8 x 15min (120min)
-Sulfur II (SII): 9 x 20min (180min)
Total Exposure: 420min (7 hours)

Soul Nebula(IC1848)
-Hydrogen Alpha (Ha): 9 x 15min (135min)
-Oxygen III (OIII): 12 x 15min (180min)
-Sulfur II (SII): 9 x 20min (180min)
Total Exposure: 495min (8.25 hours)

Total Acquisition Time: 915 minutes (15.25 hours)


Limiting Magnitude: 5.1
Comments:
Processed in Pixinsight 1.7 and Adobe Photoshop CS5

Image on Flickr



zerro1



16 X 5 minutes
Quantix KAF6303E camera
AT66ED scope
TRF-2008 FF/FR
Atlas EQ-G
Baader 7nm Ha Filter
Captured with Maxim DL Pro
Calibrated and stacked with Images Plus
finished with CS3
EQMOD + PHD



Good Luck to all our entrants!
Charlie
Which Image is our Winner?
Users may choose only one (25 total votes)
nemo129
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17 68%
zerro1
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8 32%


Edited by Charlie Hein (11/09/12 06:48 AM)


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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5511550 - 11/09/12 12:34 PM

Congratulations Nemo, very nice work.

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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5514792 - 11/11/12 04:58 PM

Thank you Robert. Coming from you that means a lot to me. Your image was excellent as well!

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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: nemo129]
      #5514827 - 11/11/12 05:26 PM

For December, I had been thinking the Witch Head, but I see it is on the Intermediate DSO Subject poll. So, NGC2264, the Cone Nebula and the Christmas tree cluster. The shot must include both and a bonus being any of the dark nebulae around it like LBN922, B38 & B37 (optional). Once again mosaics welcome. Any objections?

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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: nemo129]
      #5514837 - 11/11/12 05:38 PM

Not an objection just fyi, NGC2264 is the beginner challenge target this month (Nov).

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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5514956 - 11/11/12 07:19 PM

Oh! Thanks Mike. Well, let me think on it some more then. My original thought aside from the Witch Head was a wide field of Orion... from the horse to the sword. I think including Barnard's loop might exclude a lot of folks as you really need a multi-pane (like 4) mosaic or ultra wide lenses. It could be optional??

Other thoughts:
-sh2-264 -> Orion's Head - big but kind of featureless
-NGC7822+ CED214 in Cepheus - not as big but more details.


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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: nemo129]
      #5514989 - 11/11/12 07:47 PM

LOL. Looks like Charlie already picked it.
Orion's belt and sword area it is!


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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: nemo129]
      #5521056 - 11/15/12 11:45 AM

Remember, you're choosing for December, not for November...

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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5521225 - 11/15/12 01:24 PM

sorry about that Charlie!

So I decided it should be IC405 (Flaming Star Nebula) and IC410 (The Tadpoles) in Auriga. Both nebulae must be in the FOV and mosaics are acceptable.


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Re: Oct 12 Wide Field winner - nemo129 [Re: nemo129]
      #5522467 - 11/16/12 08:56 AM

...and so it shall be! Thanks!

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