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Sep 13 Beginner winner - proteus5!
      #6116718 - 10/04/13 08:30 AM

Who has brought us the best M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy? Vote for your favorite from the following entries:

Magellan



Object: M31 / Andromeda Galaxy
Location: Enfield, NS Canada
Camera: Canon XSi / 450D Gary Honis Full Spectrum modified
Filter: None
Telescope: Orion 8" F4 Astrograph
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Guiding: Celestron 80mm Guidescope with an Orion Starshoot Autoguider.
Focusing: Rigel nStep ASCOM stepper Focus Motor
Subs_RGB: 15x300s @ ISO800
25 Darks, 25 Bias, 25 Flats
Aquired with: Sequence Generator Pro
Processing: DSS
Post-Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 RC7

Link to Larger image:
http://www.astrobin.com/full/57049/?mod=none



SergeC



Here's my entry.

Date: 9 Aug 2013
Imaging OTA: AT8IN
Mount: CGEM
Camera: QHY8 OSC
Guiding: Mag-Mini/SSAG with PHD
Accessories: Baader MPCC-III coma corrector; Lumicon LPR filter
Software: Nebulosity 3 (capture/pre-processing/stacking); PS CS6
Frames: 30X360s; flats, darks and bias applied

Full resolution available here

Thanks for looking, and clears skies.


evan9162



Jumping right in!

M31 wide field

Date: 9/7/2013
Location: 20 miles SW of Boise, ID
"Scope": SMC Takumar 135mm F4 lens @ F5.6
Camera: Canon T4i/650D stock
Mount: Home made motorized barn door tracker
Capture: Hand timing with IR remote
Frames: 15x240", 10 darks, 16 bias
Software: DSS & PS CS2


Full size:
http://www.astrobin.com/full/55729/B/?



DaddyBear123



Heres my first ever entry. The photo was taken at the Northern Prairie Star Fest, Alberta, September 4 and 5.
Camera : 60da
MOUNT: ASCG5
SCOPE:WILLIAM OPTICS 80MM EDII
GUIDING:PHD
EXPOSURES: 20 180SEC
DARKS: 10
STACKED:NEBULOSITY
POST PROCESSING: PIXINSIGHT



nine44



OK--my first ever entry! Taken from my red zone back yard over 2 nights (Sept 13/14):
73X240s lights
30 darks
50 bias
20 flats

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=d1850a231c1fb32e&id=D1850A231C1FB32E%21400...



frito



Click image for full size view

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Zenithstar 66 SD

Imaging cameras: Canon 350d

Mounts: Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7, BinaryRivers Corporation BackyardEOS 3.0

Resolution: 2261x1985

Dates: Aug. 2, 2013

Location: Lake San Antonio, CA (Blue zone)

Frames: 52x120"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Pixel scale: 3.30 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.76 degrees

Field width: 2.07 degrees

Field height: 1.82 degrees




JazzSky



Image taken on September 8th
Camera 60da
CG5 - Advanced
Lights: 48 ( 59second exposures )
Darks 48
Bias 17
Offset 20
Processed in Deep Sky Stacker
Photoshop CS6
I blew out the core in processing but still happy with the result (5th attempt, don't ask )



proteus5



Here's my entry.

Object: M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Location: Southern New Jersey
Scope: SkyWatcher 80ED
Filters: None
Guide Scope: Orion ST80
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Field Flattener: Orion Field Flattener
Camera: Canon T2i (550D) un-modded
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
Capture Software: Backyard EOS
Guiding Software: PHD
Processing: Photoshop with Noel Carboni's Actions

Subs:
07/17/13 20x400
08/16/13 14x400
08/19/13 19x400
09/06/13 10x600
Plus flats,darks,bias.

Total Time 7 hours 33 minutes 20 seconds

M31 Andromeda Galaxy Large View Is Here



StoneasRock



scope: skywatcher 5" reflector.
mount: lxd75
guide: modified guide scope.
camera:canon 40d stock.
guide camera: SSAG
Integration: 5 hours worth with all calibration frames.

full size: http://www.astrobin.com/full/57882

Full image at Astrobin: The Crescent Wide Field



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Which image wins?
Users may choose only one (34 total votes)
Magellan
-
1 02%
SergeC
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3 08%
evan9162
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3 08%
DaddyBear123
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1 02%
nine44
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3 08%
frito
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2 05%
JazzSky
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0 0%
proteus5
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16 47%
StoneasRock
-
5 14%


Edited by Charlie Hein (10/09/13 01:54 PM)


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Re: Sep 13 Beginner winner - proteus5! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6127066 - 10/09/13 01:54 PM

proteus5 is our winner! Please let us know what the November target will be!

Charlie


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Re: Sep 13 Beginner winner - proteus5! new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6128175 - 10/10/13 12:03 AM

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proteus5 is our winner! Please let us know what the November target will be!

Charlie





Thanks everyone. How about M42 The Orion Nebula.


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