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Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!
      #5564767 - 12/10/12 07:42 PM

Welcome to the November 2012 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest poll!

Each month the best images selected from the individual Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching forums will be presented for the userbase to vote on. The winning entry will be posted on

the front page of the CN website for all to admire! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..

Please choose your favorite from the entries below. The poll will remain open through December 15th at midnight.

Here are the entries for November!

Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's Finalist - zerro1




NGC1499 The California Nebula, Captured September 2012
Hybrid Image
Image Alignment performed with Registar

Hydrogen Alpha Capture:
Quantix KAF6303E Mono CCD
10 X 10 minutes
7nm Baader Ha filter
AT65EDQ
LXD75 mount
MaximDL Pro, PHD, Images Plus, CS3
Location: Marysville, Washington, elevation 500ft

RGB Capture:
Modified Canon 1000D(by Brent Oliver)
15 X 7 minutes
AT65EDQ
BYEOS, PHD, Images Plus, CS3
LXD75 Mount
Location: Slate Peak Fire Lookout, elevation 7200ft



Film Astrophotography's Finalist - Michal1



Here is my contribution, The Question Mark Nebula.
Imaging equipment: Pentax 6x7 camera, Takumar 400/4 lens, Kodak E200 film, Nikon Coolscan 8000 ED scanner
Exposition: single 53 min at f/5.6
Tracking & Guiding: EQ6 mount, 500/5.6 lens, QHY5 camera, PHD guiding
Conditions: Light sky, many hight clouds after sunrise.
Location: Near the town of Votice, The Czech Republic.

Click here for higher resolution.



DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - srosenfraz:



Here's my submission, M8 - the Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius:

High Resolution Version and more image

information available at http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/index.php?c=145&p=458

This image is from a stack of 107 x 3 minutes (5 1/3 hours) at ISO 400 using focus stacking to provide a flat focal plane across the FOV. Imaging train was a Celestron C-8 (orange

tube) with a Celestron focal reducer at f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding was with an ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider, and Phd guiding.

Thanks for looking!



CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - avdhoeven



After gathering more data for the Heart Nebula I will try again this month, but now with a much improved version of my heart nebula image.

Full resolution

Info:

9 x 1800s H-alpha (4,5nm 06/10/2012)
12 x 1800s OIII (3nm 10/10/2012)
11 x 1800s S2 (5nm 17/11/2012)
10 x 300s R,G,B (22/10/2012)

Equipment used:

TEC-140 telescope
SXV-H9 CCD
NEQ-6 mount
DMK21-618 for Off-axis guiding



Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Hillbrad



Jupiter and Io taken at 8:24UT on 11-22-12.
Scope: C14
Mount: CI-700
Camera: Flea3 with Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow
Filers: Astrodon RGB
Stack of 1400 images per channel
Processed with AS2!, Registax 6, Astra Image, PS4



Sketching's Finalist - frank5817



Rupes Recta at Sunrise
Sketching:
For this sketch I used: black Canson paper (8 x 10), white and black pastel pencils
Telescope: 13.1 f/6 Dobsonian working at 222X (9mm ocular)
Date: 11-22-2012 01:00-02:45 UT Temperature: 12C (54F)
Hazy, slightly breezy
Seeing: Antoniadi III
Lunation 8.1 days
Illumination 64.9%

Frank McCabe



Good Luck to all our finalists!
Which Image/Sketch is our Winner?
Users may choose only one (34 total votes)
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's Finalist - zerro1
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2 05%
Film Astrophotography's Finalist - Michal1
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4 11%
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - srosenfraz
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4 11%
CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - avdhoeven
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7 20%
Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Hillbrad
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13 38%
Sketching's Finalist - frank5817
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4 11%


Edited by Charlie Hein (12/11/12 04:38 AM)


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5565376 - 12/11/12 03:30 AM

Shouldn't this be the nov12 poll?

Edited by Charlie Hein (12/11/12 04:39 AM)


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5565400 - 12/11/12 04:39 AM

yep, my bad. all fixed now.

Charlie


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5573453 - 12/16/12 12:03 AM

Congratulations Hillbrad !! Very nice job!

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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: zerro1]
      #5573522 - 12/16/12 01:36 AM

Hillbrad, Congratulations on your win with that beautiful Jupiter Image.

Frank


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: frank5817]
      #5574337 - 12/16/12 03:22 PM

That Jupiter is so sharp & clear - well deserved.

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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: alpal]
      #5574577 - 12/16/12 06:07 PM

Congratulations. It's a beautiful image...

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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: avdhoeven]
      #5575034 - 12/17/12 12:28 AM

Thank you guys!! It was an honor to go up against such great images.

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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5576882 - 12/18/12 07:30 AM

Congrats on your win, Brad! Sorry I've been really tied up the past couple of weeks but I will get your image up some time today!

Charlie


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5577289 - 12/18/12 01:04 PM

Hi Brad,

Congratulations! It requires hard work and great skill to capture and process so excellent an image.

Best wishes, Dan


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: siriusc]
      #5577433 - 12/18/12 02:42 PM

Brad's work is always top notch and very inspiring!

Well earned!

Mike


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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5577532 - 12/18/12 04:12 PM

Congratulations Brad - you have a fantastic Jupiter image. A well deserved victory....

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Re: Nov12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5578418 - 12/19/12 05:29 AM

Hillbrad, always when I see a photo like the yours, I think to why do people bother with sending spacecrafts to planets. Congratulations!

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