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Charlie HeinAdministrator
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Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll!
      #5774835 - 04/03/13 08:15 AM

Who has brought us the best M46 - Open Cluster in Puppis? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

rflinn68



Here's my entry, which I took from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas on March 6th 2013. M46 with NGC 2438 and PN G231.4+04.3 (left side).

31X120sec at ISO 800
Scope: Celestron 8" SCT
Mount: CGEM DX
Guiding: Orion SSAG with ST80
Camera: Gary Honis modified Canon T3
Reducer: Celestron f/6.3 reducer/corrector
Capture: BackYardEOS
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: PS CS3

Full resolution here



SergeC



Here's my go at M46 and NGC2438.
Location: Gainesville, FL (suburban backyard Bortle orange zone)
Date: 3/10 and 3/14/2013
Imaging scope: Orion ST120 (120mm f5)
Camera: Orion StarShoot G3 color
Mount: CG5-GT
Guiding: SSAG on Orion ST80 driving PHD
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Frames: 10x300s, 15x240s, appropriate darks, flat lights and flat darks
Processing: pre-processing and stacking in Nebulosity 3, initial stretch in FITS Liberator, final processing in PS CS6

Thanks for looking!



pambas



AT72ED on a CG4 with a Nikon D80.

Lights: 76 x 45" ISO 1600
Darks: 20
Flats: 30
Bias: 30

DSS & Photoshop CS6

On Flickr
Full photo, no crop



Reese



My m46 taken in my backyard outside of Hughesville, PA
Scope Celestron C8 sct
mount Meade lxd75
camera Canon 300D
exposures 3x4min guided
stacked in DSS
Process in old Photoshop 6



StoneasRock



SkyWatcher 5" reflector
LXD75 guided with SSAG PHD
90 minutes of 30 seconds integration.
Canon stock XSI.



Good Luck to all our entrants!
Charlie


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Who Brought us the Best Shot?
Users may choose only one (35 total votes)
rflinn68
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8 22%
SergeC
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7 20%
pambas
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4 11%
Reese
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0 0%
StoneasRock
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16 45%


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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5790083 - 04/10/13 11:27 AM

Congrats to StoneasRock on his fine image of M46 as well as the other entries. Good job everyone!

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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5791458 - 04/10/13 10:25 PM

Thanks all! rflinn68, SergeC, pambas and Reese had wonderful shots as well.

Let's do ...M11 for May.


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SergeC
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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: StoneasRock]
      #5791989 - 04/11/13 09:28 AM

Congrats, StoneasRock! Hmm, M11. Globs can be deceptively challenging...

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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: SergeC]
      #5792470 - 04/11/13 02:13 PM

Quote:

Hmm, M11. Globs can be deceptively challenging...




M11 is an Open Cluster (Wild Duck Cluster)....and challenging yes, because it wont rise above the horizon till after midnight in May. Wont even be at 45 degrees apparent altitude on the night of the 10th (New Moon) here at 35 degrees N until 3:45am. You guys down south can handle it though. Good luck!


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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5792576 - 04/11/13 03:06 PM

Oops, my bad. But a challenge because of position just the same, even here at 30N.

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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5794727 - 04/12/13 03:21 PM

My bad, I was hoping by choosing a late rise object people can have more shooting time before you have to re-point your EQ mount to the object (so your scope doesn't hit the mount etc.)...but maybe M11 is way too late to rise...

If it is not too late, let's change the target to Messier 92.


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Re: Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll! new [Re: StoneasRock]
      #5800418 - 04/15/13 12:24 PM

Messier 92 it is!

Charlie


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