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Charlie HeinAdministrator

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rflinn68 is the June Finalist!
      #5954383 - 07/04/13 07:03 AM

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


This is my image of the trifi nebual (M20).
Celestron 6SE on a wedge
Nikon D5100
Guided with Orion 50mm guider scope and SSAG
PHD autoguiding
Meade 6.3 FR and Flattener
DSS 3x drizzel
47 minutes integration time
post editing done with Photoshop 2


Took this last night from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas. It is 14X300sec at ISO 800. 20 darks, 20 flats, 20 bias.

Imaging scope: AT65EDQ
Guiding: Orion 50mm mini w/SSAG
Mount: CG5 ASGT

Stacked in DeepSkyStacker and processed in Photoshop CS3 and StarTools. Full resolution here:

Please note that voting will conclude on July 8th at Midnight ET.

Many thanks to all who took part in the contest!

Which Image goes to the Finals?
Users may choose only one (22 total votes)
1 04%
21 95%

Edited by Charlie Hein (07/09/13 06:02 PM)

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Re: rflinn68 is the June Finalist! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5962983 - 07/09/13 09:05 PM

Congrats Richard! Beautiful image

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Carpal Tunnel

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Loc: Arkansas
Re: rflinn68 is the June Finalist! new [Re: Jeff2011]
      #5964044 - 07/10/13 01:14 PM

Thanks Jeff! It was a fun target to shoot. Wish I could have got a few more subs but I was pleased with what I ended up with. Conditions this particular night were very nice. Nights like those are few and far between around here. Thanks again and thanks to all who voted. I hope to represent our forum well in the finals!

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