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July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-!
      #6007880 - 08/05/13 04:01 PM

We are very pleased and proud to present the July 2013 entries in the DSLR Challenge. The poll will close on August 8 at Midnight. The winner will be announced at our earliest opportunity after the poll has closed.

Here are July's entries!

cclark



NGC 7380 The Wizard

Date: July 7-10, 2013

Location: Celina, TX
Telescope: AT8RC/CCDT67
Guiding: AT72ED/SSAG
Mount: CGEM DX
Filter: CLS
Camera: Canon 450d (modified)
Exposures: 187x300sec lights (15.6 hours), 200 bias, 30 flats, no darks (dithered)
Processing software: PixInsight
Capture software: BYEOS

Larger version: Astrobin link



svtdoug



Here is my attempt at NGC7380 - the Wizard.

This image was taken the night of 7/12/13 from near Goldendale, WA, at the TAS Star Party.

Imaging scope - Orion 8" Astrograph Newtonian with MPCC.
Imaging camera - Canon XSi Modified
Mount - CGEM (self hypertuned)
Guiding - ST80 and SSAG
Capture - BYEOS
Stacked in DSS, processed in PS-CS3

Image consists of 5 frames at 480sec and 23 frames at 300sec, for total of 2hrs 35min.
Darks, flats and Bias subtracted.

Higher resolution here.



Falcon-



Here is my go at the Wizard

Location: Gambier Island, BC, Canada
Date: Nights of July 2nd and 3rd 2013
Scope: AT6RC with CCDT67 Reducer
Mount: Celestron CI-700 (492 digital drive, NGC-Max DSC)
Camera: Canon Rebel XS/1000D, Baader UV/IR modified (first light for the mod!)
Guide: 50mm finder, Orion SSAG
Software: BackyardEOS, Astrotortilla, PHD, PixInsight
Calibration: Darks, Dark-flats, Flats, and Bias frames
Exposure: 41x 300s (3h, 25min)

High resolution un-cropped version available here



Congratulations and good luck to each entrant!

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Which image wins?
Users may choose only one (23 total votes)
cclark
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9 39%
svtdoug
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1 04%
Falcon-
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13 56%


Edited by Charlie Hein (08/17/13 09:17 AM)


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Re: July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6030513 - 08/17/13 09:14 AM

Falcon- wins the Challenge! Please choose a target for the September Challenge!

Charlie


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Re: July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6030708 - 08/17/13 11:06 AM

Congrats, Sean! All very nice images this month, so you had some tough competition.

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Re: July13 DSLR Challenge winner - Falcon-! new [Re: srosenfraz]
      #6065493 - 09/06/13 01:14 AM

Thanks Scott and Charlie!

Touch competition indeed - I really thought cclark would take this one.

Sorry for not getting my target choice out sooner, been swamped with work issues the last while (storm takes down 1/4 of my ISP's coverage area? ya... that makes for a busy Sean).

The target for the next challenge will be IC 1805 - the Heart Nebula

Thanks for the votes CN-forumites!


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