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Charlie HeinAdministrator

Reged: 11/02/03

Loc: 26.06.08N, +80.23.08W
Aug12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!
      #5397648 - 09/01/12 03:31 AM

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


IC 1396 the Elephant Trunk Nebula

August 19, 2012
Dutchess County, NY

24 x 5 minutes L (CLSccd)
18 x 5 minutes Ha bin 2x2 (12nm)
12 x 5 minutes O3 bin 2x2 (12nm)
Combined in LHOO

LX200gps 7" Mak w/Antares .5 reducer
SBIG ST-402me
Nebulosity 3 + Photoshop 6


IC1396 (The Elephant's Trunk Nebula)
AT72ED+ATFF/SSDSI3/LTD75 [Aug 24 2012]
5x240" Luminance
11x600" Ha
13x600" OIII
3 Flats/3 Bias/No Darks
Total time: 4.3hr
Captured in Maxim DL Es
Processed in PS CS5 & Fitsworks


8-13-12 Veil by Al8236, on Flickr

I guess I'll throw tis one in, as I haven't had much imaging time in due to a new job.

9 X 300s ISO 800
127X700mm scope guided
Canon 300D unmodified


M27 - The Dumbbell nebula

Image captured on 20-Aug-2012 and 22-Aug-2012
Location: Ukraine, Volovets

Telescope: Sky-watcher 5" f/5 Newtonian reflector
Mount: Sky-watcher EQ3-2 with single axis motor drive
Camera: Lumenera Lu070 (mono) with Baader Planetarium LRGB CCD filter set

L: 59 @ 30s (gain 90%, bin1), 180 @ 15s (gain 60%, bin1), 100 @ 20s (gain 90%, bin1)
R: 51 @ 25s (gain 70%, bin2), 16 @ 25s (gain 100%, bin2)
G: 49 @ 25s (gain 70%, bin2), 23 @ 25s (gain 100%, bin2)
B: 48 @ 25s (gain 70%, bin2), 15 @ 25s (gain 100%, bin2)

Calibrated, aligned and stacked in Deepskystacker (using Drizzle option), deconvolved in Astra Image, LRGB composition was made in MaximDL, post-processed in Photoshop.

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!

Which Image goes to the Finals?
Users may choose only one (25 total votes)
7 28%
5 20%
7 28%
6 24%

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Charlie HeinAdministrator

Reged: 11/02/03

Loc: 26.06.08N, +80.23.08W
Re: Aug12 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5412801 - 09/10/12 06:18 AM

Looks like we have ourselves a run-off!


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