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      #4926668 - 11/20/11 06:34 PM

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



Cepheus/vdb149-150 + Ldn1235

Tele Vue NP101is, QHY9m CCD, Baader 2" LRGB filters, SX-USBFW automated filter wheel.
Skywatcher HEQ5Pro mount.
Autoguiding with QHY5 cam + good 20 year old 60mm refractor
Autofocus with TV focusmate driver + focusmaster .

LRGB shot of 6.8 hours as follows:
L:27x10m
R:9x5m
G:9x5m
B:9x6.5m

Scale 25% of original size plus a few pixels crop to downsize to 800x600.

Location : Tsoukalades / Lefkada Island /Greece

Thank you for looking!


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      #4970896 - 12/17/11 11:27 AM

November 2011 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Mike Phillips:



Location: Swift Creek, NC USA

Time: November, 8, 2011 - 0254 UTC

Optics: Akule = Custom 356mm (14" Zambuto) f/4.5 Newtonian
5x TeleVue Powermate at f/26 / 9,315mm EFL,
Secondary Mirror Antares 3.5 1/30wave

Mount: Celestron CGE on JMI Wheely bars

Camera: Point Grey Research Flea3 - FL3-FW-03S1M (monochrome)

Filters: True Tek Supraslim Color Filter Wheel with
Astronomik RGB TYP II

Capture: Lenovo W500 (Aquila) using Anthony Wesley's
custom Coriander v2.0 - with Anthony Wesley's
focuser and CFW scripts

Processing: Ninox -> Registax -> AstraImage -> Iris -> Gimp


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      #5030717 - 01/21/12 03:40 PM

December 2011 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's finalist - avdhoeven:



Here is my contribution for this month. It's an image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula.

Images were obtained in the last 5 months during several nights.

Equipment used: ED80/SXV-H9

The following data was used:

20x1800s Ha
8x1800s OIII
8x1800s S2

Images were made from HI-Ambacht in The Netherlands.

The full scale image can be found here...


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      #5078220 - 02/18/12 09:29 AM

January 2012 Winner - Sketching Forum's Finalist - markseibold:



After careful plans to observe, photograph and sketch the total lunar Eclipse of Dec 10th 2011 in the Portland city center, fog formed late, so plans to relocate were rushed at the last minutes as we drove fast from the city to the Columbia River Gorge Crown Point Oregon Vista House, yet to find a hundred people, photographers, etc, most were ensconced in their cars with engines running, while Gorge east winds gusted to 60 mph with 25 degrees F.

So I set up my Celestron Nexstar 5i telescope anyway, huddled into the wind-shielded side of the Vista House with a few brave other photographers. I made quick mental notes of the image at medium power through the telescope and began to photograph crudely as the wind buffeted the scope and my Sony NEX5 camera poised high and teetering on its tripod over the telescope eyepiece. I made a few photographs for reference and some visual mental observations and notes were taken. I have possibly observed over two dozen total eclipses to date since my mid teens years; photographing perhaps a dozen of those events but this was the first sketch. I noted the very slight turquoise-blue fringe on the sunlit edge just after totality, as they predicted and rendered it slightly to the sketch.

Much in post preparation was then later made in the past week at home to produce this accurate large technical documentary dry pastel sketch onto 19" X 25" black Strathmore pastel paper completed today, December 19th 2011. As the foreground ambience seemed as partly visual and incidental to the whole scene, I decided to add in the nostalgic gas street lamps that slightly reflected the Vista House behind, also slightly showing the moons image on its windows and the streetlight lantern glass, causing several repeated reverse reflections.

-Mark Seibold


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      #5126607 - 03/17/12 07:11 AM

February 2012 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Lsummers:



Mars, February 27, 2012 at 4:30ut
Dover, Delaware
Custom 14" Newt @f/33
Lumenera Skynyx 2.0M
Astrodon E-series RGB filters


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      #5182984 - 04/21/12 10:45 AM

March 2012 Winner - Film Astrophotography's Finalist - Nightfly:

Orion's Sword


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Date: March 12, 2012
Photographer: James Cormier
Equipment: Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm SLR with 300mm f/4 SMC Takumar wide open. Camera piggybacked on Meade 2080 SCT.
Tracking: Manually corrected via illuminated reticle eyepiece and drive corrector.
Sensor: Kodak GA 100-7 ISO 100 chemical based sensor (one time use)
Exposure: 30 minutes (continuous)
Sky Quality: SQM 21.4 mags/sq arc sec. Mag limit 6.7 + at zenith
Location: Flanders Pond Observatory, East Sullivan, Maine


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      #5227853 - 05/18/12 06:39 AM

April 2012 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - alfas:


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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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      #5274020 - 06/16/12 07:09 AM

May 2012 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov:



M101: The Pinwheel Galaxy and supernova SN 2011fe

This picture was photographed during March-May, 2012 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.
Equipment: reflector S&D 254 mm. f/4.7
Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG.
HaLRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L=30*4500 sec. bin.1, RGB: 18*450 sec. bin2, Ha: 8*900 sec. bin.2
Processed Pixinsight 1.7 and Photoshop CS5.
About supernova SN 2011fe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_2011fe
Full size picture: http://olegbr.astroclub.kiev.ua/files/astrofoto/M101/M101_FULL_Oleg_Bryzgalov.jpg
Sincerely, Oleg.


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      #5323106 - 07/18/12 05:34 AM

June 2012 Winner - Solar System Imaging's Finalist - avdhoeven:



Here is my submission for June 2012. It's a solar image made on 27th of May 2012 with a Lunt 60/BF1200 and a DMK 21au618.

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      #5376380 - 08/19/12 06:16 PM

July 2012 Winner - Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's Finalist - lacomj




Jeff (lacomj)
NGC6823 Emission nebula and star cluster. Narrowband Image with HSHO filters as LRBG. Image data acquired from Virginia City, Nevada (outside Reno) USA on the nights of 7/10 and 7/11 2012.

Full-sized image of NGC6823 at Flickr.

Equipment
Boren Simon 8" Powernewt with ASA f/2.8 2KORRR reducer/corrector
SBIG ST-8300M CCD camera with FW8-8300 Filter Wheel (LRGBHOS) @ -10C
Orion Mini Autoguider Guide Scope w/Fishcamp Starfish guide camera
Atlas EQ-G mount

Image Details:
705 mins total exposure (11.75 hrs)
Luminance: Hydrogen: 73x300s
Red: Sulfur-II: 32x300s
Green: Hydrogen-alpha: 73x300s
Blue: Oxygen-III: 36x300s

Image acquired using Equinox Image, with guiding through PhD. Preprocessing (darks, flats) prepared using Nebulosity. Stacking and post-processing performed using PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop.


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      #5430897 - 09/20/12 12:55 PM

August 2012 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - sabin_fota:



NGC7023 - Iris Nebula, taken with pure DSLR, unmoded/uncooled on almost pitch black sky.
Date: 11-18-19.aug.2012
Location: Muntele Mic, Romania
Telescop: Megrez 90mm APO, f/6,2 la F=558mm
Camera: Canon 50D unmoded, uncooled, P-FLT4 reducer at F=432 mm controled by APT
Filter:
Guiding: TS 8x50 cu Alccd5 controled by PHD guiding
Mount: CGEM
Exposure: 62x300" - 310'
ISO: 800
Software: DSS, PixInsight, PS

high resolution


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      #5477549 - 10/18/12 06:40 PM

September 2012 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Michael11:



This is my entry: A Triptych of Globulars

Objects from left to right: M2, M79 and M75
Drawing details: graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, scanned and inverted in Photoshop
Instrument: Skywatcher BKP250 Newtonian on NEQ6 mount
Eyepieces: 5mm Vixen LVW and 8mm Televue plossl
Location: Negev desert, Israel
Date and Time: september 15th 2012, 00:00-04:00
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      #5527397 - 11/19/12 07:02 AM

October 2012 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - J.P.M:




Technical details of IC 1340, a part of the Veil nebula SNR:
Large image: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IF1zIWjayR0/UH16T6W89RI/AAAAAAA...

Finland, Oulu, at 65N

Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

Optics, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9
Guiding, SXV-AO, an active optics unit, and Lodestar guide camera
Image Scale, ~0,8 arc-seconds/pixel
16 x 1200s exposures for H-alpha emission = 5h 20min.
12 x 1200s exposures for O-III, emission of ionized Oxygen = 4h
12 x 1200s exposures for S-II, emission of ionized Sulfur = 4h
Total exposure time 13h 20min.


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      #5577729 - 12/18/12 06:25 PM

November 2012 Winner - 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


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      #5628044 - 01/17/13 12:50 PM

December 2012 Winner - Beginning and Intermediate Imaging's Finalist - willem123:



Augrabies Nights

Hi Guys,
Two images combined in Photoshop using 'masks'.
Milky Way: Modified Canon 1100D(T3), Canon lens at 16mm., 1x 240sec.exp.
Foreground: Canon 550D(T2i), 1x 1/200sec.exp.
Date: 16 December 2012
Location: Augrabies Falls National Park, South-Africa.

Larger version: http://astrob.in/28315/


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      #5682887 - 02/16/13 07:04 AM

January 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - PeterDob:



Here's my contribution, my Sword of Orion drawing.

Peter


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      #5741359 - 03/18/13 06:28 PM

Feburary 2013 Winner - Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - avdhoeven:



Here is a solar image of a beautiful filament that was visible in the last few days.

Equipment:

Lunt LS60 with LS75 double stack

Full resolution


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      #5813562 - 04/21/13 05:20 PM

March 2013 Winner - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - srosenfraz:



Here's my entry - the Leo Triplet:

High Resolution Version and more image information available at http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/index.php?c=113&p=490

Image Details:
Base 200mm image is from 119 x 10 min subs at ISO 800 plus 64 x 5 minute subs (25 hours total) at ISO 800 captured with a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baader mod) using a Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM prime lens at f/3.5. Guiding was through a Celestron C-8 using a ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider and Phd Guiding.

M65 and M66 detail image is from 89 x 5 minute subs at ISO 1600 (7 1/2 hours) via an orange tube Celestron C-8 at 1160mm (f/5.8) with the same modified Canon 450D. Guiding was through a Celestron C-8 using a ONAG on-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider and Phd Guiding.

NGC 3628 detail image is from 329 x 3 minute subs at ISO 1600 (16 1/2 hours) via an orange tube Celestron C-8 at 1260mm (f/6.3) with the modified Canon 450D. Guiding was with an Astro-Physics 80m f/11 guidescope using an Orion SSAG and Phd Guiding.

Thanks for looking!


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      #5865656 - 05/16/13 07:14 PM

April 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - PeterDob:



I'd like to have another go at the contest. This time with my drawing of M46 and its lovely little planetary NGC2438. It took me about two hours behind the eyepiece to make this sketch (pencil on white paper) and perhaps twice as much elaborating it on my PC. I tried as well as I could to render the 3D-effect of this magnificent and rich open cluster, especially since I observed it with my 2" binoviewer and a couple of 24mm Explore Scientific 82 eyepieces. I hope you like it...

Peter


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      #5932079 - 06/20/13 09:21 PM

May 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Roel



I would like to submit my latest lunar sketch to the contest:

Object Name: Grimaldi, Hevelius, Cavalerius
Object Type: Lunar craters
Location: Twello, The Netherlands
Date: April 23, 2013
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

It has been more than a year(!) since my last lunar sketch, but on the evening of April 23th I dragged my 3" f/16 Polarex refractor outside for some good old sketching.
The most prominent feature on the lunar surface was a line of large craters formed by Grimaldi , Hevelius and Cavalerius. Although the Moon didn't climb higher than 30 degrees above the Southern horizon, magnifications up to 200x could easily be used. High cirrus clouds made the image a bit hazy (and I had to stop sketching after an hour because of thickening clouds) but the seeing was quite good. The sketch was made through an old 7mm Orthoscopic eyepiece (171x). The image is mirror reversed (north=up, west=left).


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