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MaxMan is your finalist!
      #6066102 - 09/06/13 01:04 PM

We are very pleased and proud to present the August 2013 CCD Imaging Semi-Finalists in the Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest.


As this is the month of the nova, here is my entry for this month:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI583
Filters: Astrodon LRGB

R,G,B: 3 x 600s per channel
L: 5 x 180s

Full resolution

Oleg Bryzgalov

NGC7000: The Cygnus Wall of Star Formation

This picture was photographed August 10-13 2013 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.
Equipment: home made reflector 10 in., f/3.8
Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.
LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.
L=42*450 sec. bin.1 RGB: 18*300-450 sec. each channel, bin.2 Total 12.75 hours.
FWHM in L filter 1.91-2.35 arcsec.;, summ. 2.15 arcsec.
Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6
Link to fullsize picture


M31 from Stellar Skies LLC, Pototoc Texas
3.5 hours luminance
1 hour each of RGB
FSQ 106ED, ML 11002 with Astrodon filters, Mach1GTO


Ring Nebula (M57)
Observatory Pesochin
Newton 190/875, WS-180, Atik 16HR
Ha - 64fr x 1200sec + 10fr x 1800sec + 6fr x 2400 sec
O-III - 9fr x 1200sec + 6fr x 2400sec
L - 32fr x 600sec
R - 10fr x 600sec
G - 9fr x 600sec
B - 9fr x 600sec
Total: 47h 20min

10.07.2013 - 28.07.2013

Link to fullsize picture -

Please note that voting will conclude on September 9th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!

Which Image Goes to the Finals?
Users may choose only one (23 total votes)
3 13%
Oleg Bryzgalov
7 30%
5 21%
8 34%

Edited by Charlie Hein (09/10/13 12:30 PM)

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Reged: 06/15/09

Loc: Melbourne Australia.
Re: MaxMan is your finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6077681 - 09/12/13 08:29 PM

Nice win but I actually voted for Oleg.
It was a close competition.

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