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Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new
      #5656137 - 02/01/13 11:04 AM

We are very pleased and proud to present the January 2013 entries in the DSLR Challenge. The poll will close on February 8 at Midnight. The winner will be announced at our earliest opportunity after the poll has closed.

Here are January's entries!

Dan Watt



Image Location and Date: Orange County Astronomers dark site in Anza, CA
Object: IC 434 Horsehead & Flame Nebula
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Imaging scope: Orion 8" f3.9 Astrograph
Imaging FL: 800mm
Imaging focal ratio: f3.9
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D (Rebel T3) Modded
Lights: 26x300sec @ ISO 1600 RGB
36x300sec @ ISO 1600 HA
Calibration: Darks, flats, Bias
Guide scope: SV Nighthawk II with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guiding with PHD, captured with APT, processed in PixInsight + PS

High Res



carlo rocchi



Here's mine

St. Barthelemy (Italy) on November, 16th 2012
Canon 40D Central d.s. on Televue 102 f/7 (Televue 0.8x flattener reducer)
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2M
Guiding: Magzero 5M on SW 70/500 - Phd Guiding
Capture: Image Plus Camera Control + dithering
Stacking: Iris
Processing: Pixinsight, PS
Frames: 30x5min. 1600 Iso, 22 darks, 15 flats



WhitenerJ



Object: Horsehead Nebula.
Scope: Orion EON 80mm
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: Canon T2i Modified by HyperCams
Guide Scope and Camera: Orion mini guide kit. 50mm and SSAG
Location: 12/12/12 at Atoka, OK. (Texas Astronomical Society Dark Site)
Exposures: 19 600" ISO 800
Processed with DSS and Photoshop CS 5.5



Larger Flicker link: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8270118599_3333a048b8_k.jpg

Thanks, Jason Whitener



split-city



Location: My backyard in Adelaide, Australia
Sessions: Taken over 8 nights
Temperature: 15-25 degrees Celsius
Object: Horsehead Nebula
Scope: GSO RC8
Focal length: 1600mm
Focal ratio: F/8
Mount: EQ6
Imaging camera: Modded Canon 30D
Guide scope: 60mm f/11 Tasco refractor
Guide camera: unmodded toucam
Exposures: 120 x 5 mins @ ISO1600

Lights, darks and flats calibrated using DSS. Processed in CS3

Hi Resolution image (3MB)



Skyshooter



Date: Jan.4,2013 - Horsehead and Flame nebulae
Camera: Canon 1000D (Hap Griffen Mod) w/2" ATFF
Scope: SVR90T, 630mm FL, F/7
Guidescope: ZS66 w/ SSAG, PHD guide
Mount: Losmandy GM8 Gemini2
Exposure: 25x5 minutes, 10 darks, 15 flats
Processing: DSS, Photoshop CS5

Higher resolution image here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stargzr2011/8430677656/



FloridaObserver



Location: SW Florida
Dates: 11/23/12, plus several days in late December and early January, 2013
Imaging Scope: Televue 60mm Imaging System
Guiding Scope: Orion Short Tube 80
Guiding Software: PHD
Mount: Hypertuned CGEM
Imaging Camera: Honis Modified T2i
Filters: Astronomik 6nm H-alpha
RGB: 26 exposures at 300 seconds, ISO 800, 9 flats
H-alpha: 8 exposures at 900 seconds, ISO 1600, internal dark frame subtraction
Pre-Processing: Nebulosity for stacking and DDP development
Post-Processing: Photoshop CS5 with Carboni Actions and Gradient Xterminator

High Resolution http://www.astrobin.com/full/30922/?mod=none




Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!

*
Which image wins?
Users may choose only one (48 total votes)
Dan Watt
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20 41%
carlo rocchi
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9 18%
WhitenerJ
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4 08%
split-city
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7 14%
Skyshooter
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4 08%
FloridaObserver
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4 08%


Edited by Charlie Hein (02/10/13 06:18 AM)


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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5670797 - 02/09/13 01:43 PM

Congratulations, Dan. I would have voted for your pic had I not entered!

Edited by Charlie Hein (02/10/13 06:19 AM)


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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: FloridaObserver]
      #5671533 - 02/09/13 10:47 PM

Congratulations Dan - you have a superb Horsehead image, and the competition was quite commendable as well!

Edited by Charlie Hein (02/10/13 06:19 AM)


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carlo rocchi
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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5672354 - 02/10/13 01:19 PM

Congratulations Dan, amazing Horsehead!!

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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: carlo rocchi]
      #5672781 - 02/10/13 05:59 PM

Congrats Dan. A superb image!

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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: split-city]
      #5673767 - 02/11/13 10:20 AM

Awesome image Dan. Congratulations !!

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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: Skyshooter]
      #5674942 - 02/11/13 10:44 PM

Congrats Dan. That is a stunning image. Now I'm jealous. In fact, all the images are amazing compared to what I can get.

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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: astrnmr]
      #5675428 - 02/12/13 09:07 AM

Hi Dan,

Congrats for your fabulous Image of the Horsehead region!

Bruno


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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! new [Re: HHastro]
      #5676352 - 02/12/13 05:42 PM

Top work Dan - your's is the only image showing the curtain above the horse.
Well deserved win.


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Re: Congrats to Dan Watt - Jan13 Challenge Winner! [Re: alpal]
      #5676998 - 02/13/13 03:31 AM

Thanks everybody, great entries all around.

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