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Charlie HeinAdministrator
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Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new
      #5616149 - 01/10/13 07:44 PM

So we have ourselves a run-off! Who has brought us the best Messier 1 (the Crab Nebula)? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

David Ault



My M1 (cropped to 800x600):

Scope: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ (f/6.5, 422mm)
Mount: Losmandy G11 w/ OPWB
Camera: ATIK 314E (monochrome)
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHDGuiding, PixInsight
Location: my back yard outside of Austin, TX
Image Details:
Luminance: Orion SkyGlow Imaging filter, 43 x 5 minutes, taken on 12/04/2012
H-Alpha: Astrodon 3nm H-alpha filter, 13 x 30 minutes, taken on 12/12,17,18/2012
Other Notes: Processed with flats, bias and darkflat frames, no darks (I use defect maps).

High-res version:
http://astrob.in/full/27856/

Thanks,
David



Mike7Mak



Messier 1 Crab Nebula
Captured Nov 14 2012

Meade 7" mak LX200gps
DSIc w/.33 reducer

37 x 5 minutes Astronomik uv/ir

PHD, Nebulosity3, StarTools

Same image on AstroBin: http://astrob.in/24928/B/

Good Luck to all our entrants!
Charlie
Which image wins?
Users may choose only one (41 total votes)
David Ault
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23 56%
Mike7Mak
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18 43%


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Mike7Mak
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Reged: 12/07/11

Loc: New York
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5620151 - 01/13/13 03:03 AM

Well look at that, we almost needed a run-off of the run-off.

Nice M1 David.

So I guess I pick Februarys target eh?

Messier 44 The Beehive Cluster


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David Ault
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: Georgetown, TX
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5620723 - 01/13/13 12:48 PM

That is really close.

Mike, your's is an amazing image and I thought for sure you were going to win it. Is the contest officially over?

If it isn't over and you do win, I think M44 is a good suggestion, so we can use that as February's target no matter the outcome.

Regards,
David


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Mike7Mak
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Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: David Ault]
      #5620963 - 01/13/13 02:44 PM

What the???

LOL, ok now you win by one point David. When I posted results were showing and I had it by one vote. I thought if the results were visible voting was over.


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David Ault
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: Georgetown, TX
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5621146 - 01/13/13 04:20 PM

You got me Mike! It now shows we are tied 14-14. I guess we just wait for Charlie to call it.

Regards,
David


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Reged: 12/15/12

Loc: Michigan
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: David Ault]
      #5625511 - 01/16/13 12:21 AM

It shows the totals when you have voted.

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Charlie HeinAdministrator
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Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: unknown1304]
      #5626143 - 01/16/13 12:51 PM

I must have forgot to check something off when I created the poll. I think that it's over now, I set it to end at midnight on the 15th/16th.

That makes David the winner 23-18. Both you guys did a great job!

Charlie


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Mike7Mak
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Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5626476 - 01/16/13 04:06 PM

That was fun. Congrats David. Please feel free to pick something besides M44 if you like.

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David Ault
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: Georgetown, TX
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Mike7Mak]
      #5626502 - 01/16/13 04:16 PM

Thanks Mike, Charlie and everyone that voted for me! This is the first time I've won anything like this and I'm beyond pleased.

M44 sounds like fun, lets go with that.

Regards,
David


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Charlie HeinAdministrator
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Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: David Ault]
      #5627452 - 01/17/13 05:29 AM

M44 it is!

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Magellan
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Loc: Enfield, NS Canada
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5627711 - 01/17/13 09:46 AM

Very nice, I loved you image, congrats. I am still trying to win one as well, I am improving my skills in doing so, I love these contests. I am passing on M44 as it is too big for my scope, can't wait to see everyone s submissions.

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David Ault
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: Georgetown, TX
Re: Dec 12 Beginning DSO Run-Off! [Re: Magellan]
      #5627890 - 01/17/13 11:30 AM

Thanks Jeff!

Regards,
David


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