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Re: Gallery of Imaging/Sketching Contest Winners! [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5977808 - 07/18/13 12:23 PM

June 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Mike Wiles




M16 - Hubble Palette
Dates: May 21st, 2013 to June 4th, 2013
Location: Benson, Arizona
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED152CF Refractor - 152mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Triplet
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3
Camera: SBIG ST-8300m and SBIG FW8-8300 filter wheel
Guiding: SBIG ST-i Mono and SBIG OAG-8300 off-axis guider
Exposure: 37 hours
HAlpha - 13 x 60 minutes
OIII - 12 x 60 minutes
SII - 12 x 60 minutes

Capture: CCD AutoPilot v5, CCDSoft v5, The SkyX Professional
Calibration & Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7

Larger version is at Astrobin


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      #6030420 - 08/17/13 07:59 AM

July 2013 Winner - Solar System Imaging & Processing's Finalist - wes



Imaged 07-20-13 Lunt LS100 DS 714 mm EFL
PGR Express 2.8MP camera
Link to full size image:
http://imageshack.us/a/img10/7169/v1sp.jpg

Thanks,

Wes Higgins, Tecumseh Oklahoma


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      #6090254 - 09/19/13 04:25 PM

August 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - MaxMan




Ring Nebula (M57)
Observatory Pesochin
Newton 190/875, WS-180, Atik 16HR
Ha - 64fr x 1200sec + 10fr x 1800sec + 6fr x 2400 sec
O-III - 9fr x 1200sec + 6fr x 2400sec
L - 32fr x 600sec
R - 10fr x 600sec
G - 9fr x 600sec
B - 9fr x 600sec
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Total: 47h 20min

10.07.2013 - 28.07.2013

Link to fullsize picture - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29287086/m57/Summa%20color_150.jpg


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      #6141132 - 10/16/13 03:16 PM

September 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Lonnie.H



Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Telescope: SW Esprit 120ED
Camera: SBIG, STF-8300M
Mount: CGEM-DX
Captured with SGP, processed with PixInsight

22 x 1800" HA
18 x 1800" SII
12 x 1800" OIII

Total exposure - 26 hours
Hi-Res here - Elephant Trunk


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      #6261390 - 12/19/13 07:24 AM

October 2013 Winner - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov



The Pelican in the Swan (IC5070 in Cygnus)

This picture was photographed on September 9-11, 2013 in the Crimea, Ukraine (height of 600 m. above sea level)

Equipment: home made reflector 10" f/3.8, mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L: 20x600 sec., bin.1, RGB: 9*450-600 sec. each filter, bin.2.
6 hours total.
FWHM 1.84"-2.20" , sum in L channel - 2.04"
Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6.

Size 1/4. HiRes IC5070 here


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      #6261392 - 12/19/13 07:25 AM

November 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - markseibold



I observed the crater Ptolemaeus at the terminator line on October 11th through my Nexstar 5i Cassegrain at medium power magnification and through high thin clouds at times, the seeing was medium to fair, and produced this dry pastel sketch including the whole moon at near 29 inches diameter onto 100% cotton fiber black pastel paper. As a final touch and favorite theme, I added an artists conception as seen from the surface of the moon at Ptolemaeus.
-Mark Seibold


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      #6316384 - 01/16/14 12:21 PM

December 2013 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Roel



Hereby I would like to submit my sketch of Langrenus crater made December 19th.

Although the Moon just peeked over the warm roof tops at the end of the evening, I couldn't resist myself to make a quick sketch through my Polarex Unitron 75mm f/16 refractor. The seeing was horrible but at a magnification of 92x the image was quite pleasing. Langrenus is big enough (133 km wide) to view even at low power, and yesterday it proved to be a nice target for sketching. The floor of the crater was already pitch black, only the top of the outer rim received some last sunlight before entering a cold, two week night. The little triplet of craters Naonobu, Bilharz and Atwood made the view even more appealing.

I made the sketch with a white pastel pencil on black paper.
(The image is a photograph of the original drawing behind the eyepiece)


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      #6391773 - 02/23/14 07:00 AM

January 2014 Winner - Sketching's Finalist - Asbytec



Here's my entry for Jan 2014 sketching contest.

I chose this one because it was the most unique so far this season. The Io transit shortly after opposition was amazing in that I suspected being able to observe Io eclipse it's own shadow. It was also faintly visible against the SEBn.

The festooning was pretty nice, but the cloud features in the north were quite nice even if LRS-1 was missed. Some of the rifting in the SEB was unique, as well, in that it's not often observed. Neither are the ovals in the SSTeB preceding the GRS. It was a great night worthy of sharing.

This sketch was made beginning 1700UT on 8 Jan from Luzon in the Philippines. Seeing was good to excellent, transparency was average. Equipment used was a 150mm MCT on an undriven EQ mount. Magnification was 240x with 8mm TMB II.

I'd prefer to submit the sketch in my avatar, it is more detailed and maybe a little better rendered. This one is more unique, so it was a tough choice. I hope I chose well. The write up is here.


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