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Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist!
      #5397636 - 09/01/12 03:11 AM

Here are the the August 2012 DSLR Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.

Yoddha:



M31, M32, M110
Imaging: WO ZS 110 triplet + WO FRIII 0.8x, Modified 550D, EM-200, APT (Astro Photography Tool), PHD
Guiding: WO ZS 66SD, DSI 1 Pro
Subs: 14x10min = 2h 20min, ISO 1600, no calibration - only dithering
Processing: DSS, PS CS3
Location: 2012/7/22, Rozhen (1730m ASL), Bulgaria
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sabin_fota:



NGC7023 - Iris Nebula, taken with pure DSLR, unmoded/uncooled on almost pitch black sky.
Date: 11-18-19.aug.2012
Location: Muntele Mic, Romania
Telescop: Megrez 90mm APO, f/6,2 la F=558mm
Camera: Canon 50D unmoded, uncooled, P-FLT4 reducer at F=432 mm controled by APT
Filter:
Guiding: TS 8x50 cu Alccd5 controled by PHD guiding
Mount: CGEM
Exposure: 62x300" - 310'
ISO: 800
Software: DSS, PixInsight, PS

high resolution



astrochuck123:


M8 The Lagoon Nebula by astrochuck, on Flickr
Ha as Green(converted to yellow), OIII as Blue(light blue), Ha+RGB as Red.

Orion ED102T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.-RGB & OIII
Orion ST-80T "guide scope"-Ha
Orion Sirius German-equatorial Computerized Goto Mount
Images aquired using APT
Guided with Starshoot Autoguider and 50mm guide scope
Aligned and stacked with Nebulosity
Post-process with StarTools GIMP & Windows Live Photo

38 total frames: (4hrs 35min) with an equal # of dark frames
OIII-4x300 5x600 iso 800 Canon T3i with Astronomik OIII clip-in filter
Ha-5x300 5x600 3x900 iso 800 Canon T3(modified) with Astronomik Ha clip-in filter
RGB-5x60 6x300 5x600 iso 800 Canon T3i no filters



srosenfraz:



Here's my submission - NGC 7479 - a barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus.

Hi Resolution Version and more image details available at http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/index.php?c=113&p=460

This image is made from a stack of 175 x 3 minute subs at ISO 1600 with a Celestron C-8, Celestron focal reducer at f/5.8 (1160mm), and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D. Guiding is with an ONAG on-axis guider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar autoguider, and Phd guiding.

Thanks for looking!



Please vote for your favorite image to send to the finals. Voting will conclude on September 8th at Midnight EST.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!


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Which Image goes to the Finals?
Users may choose only one (41 total votes)
Yoddha
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10 24%
sabin_fota
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14 34%
astrochuck123
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5 12%
srosenfraz
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12 29%


Edited by Charlie Hein (09/15/12 08:20 AM)


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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5421976 - 09/15/12 08:21 AM

Hi folks - the finals poll is up! Support your forum's finalist by voting today!

Charlie


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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5422091 - 09/15/12 10:08 AM

Congratulation sabin_fota - the colors in this image are exceptional!

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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5422225 - 09/15/12 11:40 AM

Quote:

Congratulation sabin_fota - the colors in this image are exceptional!




Yes Scott - it's an excellent picture but
your's is remarkable to be at 105 mly away!


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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5422772 - 09/15/12 07:00 PM

Quote:

Congratulation sabin_fota - the colors in this image are exceptional!



thank you! that is mean a lot for me comming from your part, I admire your work


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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: sabin_fota]
      #5423195 - 09/16/12 01:32 AM

Congratulations Sabin! Wish you luck on the finals

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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: alpal]
      #5423200 - 09/16/12 01:36 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Congratulation sabin_fota - the colors in this image are exceptional!




Yes Scott - it's an excellent picture but
your's is remarkable to be at 105 mly away!





Well, at 1160mm, my scope gives me approximate magnification of 35x. So, its actually only 3 mly away.

:-)

Thanks for the nice comment, Allan.


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Re: Congrats to sabin_fota - August's Finalist! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #5423265 - 09/16/12 04:30 AM

thank you Yoddha

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