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Jun12 DSLR Challenge winner - mcarroll!
      #5313352 - 07/11/12 08:37 PM

I don't really know what the heck happened, but the Run-Off closed early! I really hate to do it, but the honest thing to do is to invalidate the results of the previous poll (has to be my bad as far as I can tell- so sorry!) and re-do the poll from scratch.

So- get out the news to your friends... we need to re-do the run-off! This time we're going till the 15th... get out the vote!

Hi there folks - looks like we have ourselves a Run-Off in the June 2012 entries in the DSLR Challenge. The run-off poll will close on July 15th at Midnight. The winner will be announced at our earliest opportunity after the poll has closed.

Here are our contenders!

mcarroll:



Here is my entry.

Equipment --
Camera: modified Canon 1000D
Imaging telescope: AT6RC
Focal reducer: Televue 0.8x
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Autoguider: Orion SSAG with 50mm guide scope
DIY thermoelectric whole camera cooler

Image info --
Date: 6/9/12
Location: Elkins, WV
Exposure: 23 subs x 4 min at ISO1600 (main image)
+ 50 subs x 1 min at ISO1600 (core area of M13)
Processed using Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CS5, Noise Ninja, and Gradient Xterminator

Higher res image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54961839@N06/7173807011/sizes/l



srosenfraz:




Here's my M13 image from a couple of weeks ago.
Hi Res Version and more image details available at http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/index.php?c=131&p=449

This image consists of 236 x 2 minute exposures at ISO 400 with a Celestron C8, Celestron FR at f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding is with ONAG On-Axis Guider, Lodestar autoguider, and PHD Guiding. Thanks for looking!



Best of luck to our two run-off contenders!


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Vote for your favorite:
Users may choose only one (39 total votes)
mcarroll:
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20 51%
srosenfraz:
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19 48%


Edited by Charlie Hein (07/17/12 05:55 PM)


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alpal
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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5321415 - 07/17/12 04:43 AM

Congratulations to Mike who wins by 1 vote!

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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: alpal]
      #5321480 - 07/17/12 07:42 AM

Hi Mike,
IŽll be the next with my congrats. Well done!
Bruno


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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: HHastro]
      #5321591 - 07/17/12 09:26 AM

Congrats on winning the close one, Mike!

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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5321690 - 07/17/12 10:31 AM

BIG Congratulations Mike. You had a superb image (as is always the case) and it was an honor for me just to have my image in a runoff with yours.

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mcarroll
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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5321756 - 07/17/12 11:01 AM

Wow, that was another close vote. I'm honored to have my image selected, especially up against Scott's great image. Also, thanks for the kind comments. I will work on selecting the August target.

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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: mcarroll]
      #5322189 - 07/17/12 03:54 PM

Congrats Mike , a well deserved win.

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Charlie HeinAdministrator
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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: Nils_Lars]
      #5322352 - 07/17/12 05:41 PM

Wow, what a squeaker! Just proves the great quality of the work! Congrats, Mike! Got some work to do putting up the submission queses for July, will swing back by to update the hall of fame as soon as I can!

Charlie

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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5323156 - 07/18/12 07:27 AM

Congratulations Mike!

Both images are really great


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mcarroll
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Re: Challenge Run-Off Redux! new [Re: Yoddha]
      #5339024 - 07/27/12 08:16 PM

Thanks again to everyone for the kind comments. For the August target, I'll pick -- NGC 7000, North American nebula.

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