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Congrats to zerro1 - January's Finalist! new
      #5656125 - 02/01/13 11:00 AM

Here are the the January 2013 Beginning and Intermediate Imaging Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.

zerro1



The Cone Nebula
This is false color image created using a single set of data and a layer mask. (unknown Pallet|free style )

Imaging Date Jan 2, 2013
Lake Goodwin, Washington State

17 X 10 minutes
Camera = Quantix KAF6303E
Filter = 2" Baader 7nm Hydrogen Alpha
Scope = AT65EDQ
Mount = LXD75
Capture software = MaximDL Pro
Stacked = Images Plus
Post Processing = CS3
Guided = PHD



SMigol



Here's something that I worked on from my home in Menlo Park, CA, USA (deep in suburban light pollution).

Thors Helmet NGC 2359 as seen in the backyard from January 18 to 20, 2013.

This is a stack of 83 frames of 600 seconds at 400 ISO for an integration time of nearly 14 hours. There were some significant framing errors and so I had to crop much of the edge of the field. Also, weather did not agree and many of the subs were taken through a high haze. I also processed it "upside down" from the commonly seen orientation.

This is with a Stellarvue SV4 with SSF6 flattener and IDAS LPR V2 filter with a modified & cooled Pentax K10D DSLR on Losmandy G11 Gemini 2 mount.

Guided and Calibrated using Maxim
Registered, Stacked, and Debayered with DSS
Processed with PixInsight

Large on Flickr
Full size on Astrobin



Please vote for your favorite image to send to the finals. Voting will conclude on February 8th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!

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Which Image goes to the Finals?
Users may choose only one (16 total votes)
zerro1
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10 62%
SMigol
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6 37%


Edited by Charlie Hein (02/10/13 05:39 AM)


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Re: Congrats to zerro1 - January's Finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5671840 - 02/10/13 05:40 AM

zerro1 is going to the finals - congratulations!

Charlie


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Re: Congrats to zerro1 - January's Finalist! [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5671882 - 02/10/13 06:45 AM

The Finals Poll is up! Vote Now!

Charlie


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Re: Congrats to zerro1 - January's Finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5685116 - 02/17/13 12:22 PM

Thanks Charlie
Thank you to those who have taken the time to vote in the semi and finals.


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