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Nov 13 DSLR Challenge winner - mfarrell! new
      #6236698 - 12/06/13 06:52 AM

Who has brought us the best NGC 1499 - The California Nebula? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

mfarrell



NGC 1499, California Nebula

6 x 600s H-alpha @ ISO 800, Baader 7nm Ha (48mm in rear drop-in slot)
+ 15 x 120s RGB (Unfiltered) @ ISO 800
90 minutes total exposure
Canon EOS 300mm F/2.8
Modified Canon 5D MkII
Orion Atlas EQ-G, autoguided

Acquired with Backyard EOS
Stacked with DSS
Processed with Photoshop CS5
Ha processed separately then combined into "HaRGB"

Acquired from SF Bay Area 11/29/13

Link to Larger Image



Falcon-



Here is my go at the California Nebula

Scope: Tair-3s (300mm f/4.5 lens, m42 mount) @ f/8
Camera: Canon 350D (Baader UV/IR modified)
Mount: iOptron ZEQ25
Guider: 50mm finder, Orion SSAG
When/Where: desert just north of Joshua Tree National Park, October 8th 2013
Software: BackyardEOS, PHD, PixInsight
Exposure: 18x 600s (3 hours) @ ISO1600

High resolution version here





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Which image is our winner?
Users may choose only one (22 total votes)
mfarrell
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18 81%
Falcon-
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4 18%


Edited by Charlie Hein (12/18/13 12:47 PM)


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Re: Nov 13 DSLR Challenge winner - mfarrell! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6260049 - 12/18/13 12:48 PM

Congrats to mfarrell! What's your choice for the January DSLR Challenge object?


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Re: Nov 13 DSLR Challenge winner - mfarrell! [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6261151 - 12/19/13 12:30 AM

Thanks everyone. Let's go with IC-443, the Jellyfish Nebula.

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