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Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new
      #3563983 - 01/16/10 08:53 AM

I am pleased to announce the winner of the December 2009 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - bill w:



the wizard nebula aka NGC 7380, Sh2-142 in SHO
casting a spell at midnight

FS102@f/6, astrodon 5nm Ha, Oiii, 3nm Sii filters, SX H9 camera.
25x20 min each channel
10/6-11/8/09 Los Alamitos CA. bortle white skies.

callibrated, combined, ddp, color balanced in maxim (balanced the white point on a pillar). microcurve for contrast, light local adaptive filtering and high pass filter applied to Ha in maxim. then to PS for luminance layering of Ha, adjustments to saturation and lightness. gradient removal in the Oiii channel. JPM's star removal action was used to adjust the star color: pink HST stars were replaced by more tradditional stars from a bicolor image.

Sii and Oiii distributions seemed to form complimentary subsets of the HA, with Sii highlighting the pillars and Oiii surrounding the central star. Besides the pillars, there seem to be areas of strong Sii concentration in the wizard's mouth (spell?) and inside one of the wider pillars


To all of you who took the time to stop by and vote for your favorite submission - thank you so much! Your participation really makes the contest!

To all the contestants - every one of your submissions is worthy of winning. Congratulations to all of you on a job done very well indeed!

bill w, congratulations on your win! Please contact me via PM with your t-shirt size and also the address where you want us to send it!

Charlie


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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3564043 - 01/16/10 09:51 AM

Great job, Bill. Congrats!

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: M111]
      #3566069 - 01/17/10 11:53 AM

Way to go Bill Really sweet

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: reddog15]
      #3566225 - 01/17/10 01:06 PM


wooot, a T-shirt at last
thank you everyone
great shots this month
your star trails were spectacular M111


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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: bill w]
      #3574441 - 01/21/10 09:28 AM

Stunning shot Bill, many congrats.

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3577509 - 01/22/10 06:07 PM

Great Image Bill Great Detail and stars process eceptional

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Gregk]
      #3584409 - 01/26/10 05:12 AM

A very good shot, Bill.

Edited by 2020BC (01/26/10 05:12 AM)


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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3597038 - 02/01/10 06:49 AM

Bill

Congratulations on your win with your most beautiful photographic imaging of the Wizard Nebula.

I noticed you mentioned the T-shirt. Do they really send us these for winning? I have won three times but never got the t-shirt. I have questioned it before but to no avail.

Thanks for any info from anyone,

Mark


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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: markseibold]
      #3597522 - 02/01/10 11:48 AM

I won the August contest. Just received my shirt 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: M111]
      #3606695 - 02/05/10 01:29 PM

Quote:

I won the August contest. Just received my shirt 2 weeks ago.


Nothing like speedy deliery

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: reddog15]
      #3636190 - 02/20/10 09:54 AM

There have evidently been some issues with the T-shirts, but Mike is handling it personally now so I expect things will get better. Mark, I wish you had followed up with me, I assumed that since our last discussion you were all set. I'll point Mike in your direction.

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3662259 - 03/05/10 06:44 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Who needs the Hubble?

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #3672961 - 03/10/10 06:07 PM

Dang!! That's a good one!! You most definitely deserve the prize!!!!

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: ngc2289]
      #3676397 - 03/12/10 10:01 AM

thanks for the comments

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: bill w]
      #3685295 - 03/16/10 05:18 PM

Beautiful job Bill. The depth and dimension are astounding. You have some very nice shots on the site, especially liked the planetaries!

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Warhen]
      #3950849 - 07/29/10 01:32 AM

NICE! Great job.

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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! new [Re: Spangled_Skies]
      #4212207 - 11/26/10 11:28 PM

Beautiful to look at! Why is this called the Wizard Nebula?

-drl


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Re: Dec09 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner! [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6428867 - 03/25/14 06:03 PM

Hi Charlie

I'm just looking at old threads today. I still did not know what to do to follow up back then. To this day I have won I think 4 times over the astro-photographers, and another 4,5, or is it 6 over the other sketchers. Theoretically I should have something like 10 T-shirts by now, but after questioning this years ago, then the entire sketch contest was stopped back then for a several month sabbatical until the T-shirt fiasco was apparently resolved. Is there a chance that someone at CN could just arrange to send me [one] T-shirt after 5 years waiting?

Thanks for any response and/or info,

Mark Seibold
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Sandy, Oregon 97055


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