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#1 Echo

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:38 PM

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Reader’s Gallery Submission Forum. Each month we ask CN members to submit their best DSO photos.



For your photo entries, please provide a description that includes:
your First and Last Name;
Date of photo (can include the time);
Description (title) of the image;
Relevant photo information (exposure length and equipment used).

This is important! If you don't supply ALL information, we won't be able to use your photograph!!!!

Please note: due to copyright issues, all photos should be original (If they aren't then you will be banned from this section of the forum!).


To facilitate the judging we respectfully ask that you not enter comments in the photo thread. You will find a commentary thread for the DSO entries. Thanks and good luck!
 

#2 Suk Lee

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:38 PM

Suk Lee
7/14 through 7/18/04
Pelican Nebula in SII, H-alpha, and OIII
Takhashi Epsilon 160, ST2000/CFW8, Custom Scientific filters. SII, Ha, OIII = R, G, B = 3, 1, 3 hours binned 1x1

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#3 jcarlson

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:06 AM

My first real dark sky shot that I'm happy with. :)
M31 from the Table Mountain Star Party - 7-15-04
Canon 300d, Megrez 80mm, 5x4min stacked
Link to full-size: http://www.jasoncarl... Andromeda.html

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#4 Suk Lee

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:52 PM

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7/20/04 Pleasanton, CA
Center of the Milky Way
Nikon 24mm lens @ f4, ST2000/CFW8/Mandel adapter, STV/efinder + AP900
RGB = 45, 30, 30 minutes

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#5 Suk Lee

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:53 PM

Suk Lee
7/20/04 Pleasanton, CA
Deneb and Sadr in Cygnus
Nikon 24mm lens @ f4, ST2000/CFW8/Mandel adapter, STV/efinder + AP900
RGB = 60, 30, 30 min

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#6 MarkK

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:16 PM

Mark Keitel Tampa Florida 6/17/04 Lum and 7/8/04 color
Takahshi FRC300 F/5.8
Here you go this is M20
Took the Lum layer about a month ago, and did it unguided. Did the color two nights ago.
Camera SBIG 10Xe
L = 10 x 300 sec 1x
R = 11 x 500 sec 1x
G = 10 x 240 sec 1x
B = 11 x 360 sec 1x
Larger resolution
http://web.tampabay....s/m20webnew.jpg

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#7 Paul Lennous

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:23 AM

How about film?
North American and Pelican Nebulae
Paul Lennous
July 17, 2004
Orion 80mm ED on a Skyview Pro mount
60 minutes hand guided on E200 film

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#8 Paul Lennous

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 10:32 AM

Andromeda Galaxy
Paul Lennous
July 17, 2004
Orion 80mm ED on a Skyview Pro Mount
2 hours hand guided on Kodak E200 film

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#9 DJMcCrady

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 10:09 PM

Lagoon, Trifid, M21, and NGC 6544 wide-field
Takahashi Sky 90, Canon Digital Rebel

Small, low-res:
Posted Image

Large, high-res:
http://dandkmccrady....-2004-07-14.jpg
 

#10 EricCCD

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 09:05 PM

This image was what inspired (necessitated?) my plunge into attempting LRGB combines in Photoshop. An LRGB combine using CCDSoft turned out awful - the entire image was this sick shade of red. I finally went into finding out just how to do LRGB combines using Photoshop. My earlier-posted M16 was the result. Here is my similarly-processed M20.

Name: Eric Africa
Images acquired the nights of July 15 and 16.
Equipment:
SBIG ST-7E, CFW-8a color filter wheel
Takahashi FS102 on a Takahashi EM200 mount

L: 10 x 5 minutes, binned 1 x 1
R: 3 x 5 minutes, binned 2 x 2
G: 3 x 5 minutes, binned 2 x 2
B: 3 x 5 minutes, binned 2 x 2

L, G, B images acquired at a friend's dark sky site July 15th. R images taken July 16th from my backyard (West Chester, Ohio)

Images calibrated, aligned and median combined in CCDSoft. RGB combine done in CCDSoft. Final LRGB combine and processing done in Photoshop 5.0.

Comments welcome.
Eric

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#11 MarkK

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 11:02 AM

Mark Keitel taken in my backyard Brandon Florida
Pelican/ NorthAmerican Nebula
Takahashi FS-60c scope, SBIG10xe camera, Custom Scientific filters 4.5nmHa R,G,B
Ha;R;G;B 7/23/04
Ha = 9 x 1200 seconds 1x
R = 10 x 300 seconds 1x
G = 10 x 240 seconds 1x
B = 10 x 360 seconds 1x
Combines in Maxim .93;1.00;.98
Gradients taken out in PhotoShop, curves and levels unsharpMask

Mark

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#12 Undermidnight

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 02:50 PM

M11
Jason Hissong
Celestron Ultima 2000 in Alt Az
Nikon D70 at ISO800
12x30seconds

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#13 apfevervictim

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:22 PM

Wade Knowles from a friends field in BayMinette (near Mobile).
Taken last night or this morning between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-7 Aug 04
M8 Lagoon Nebula
Orion XT10 OTA on CG5AS (yea, I know!)
Sony DSC-V1 afocally with Orion Highlight 35mm Plossl
10x30sec. stacked and processed in Resgistax2 and touched up in MSPaint.

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#14 Suk Lee

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 04:36 PM

Suk Lee
Milky Way center and Galactic Horse
Nikon D70 on EQ3 unguided, 24mm Nikkor @ f2.8
8 x 150seconds @ ISO400

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#15 Blueshark928

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:34 AM

North Amercian and Pelican Nebulas

August 9, 2004
Crownsville, MD

Seeing average, transparency below average.

2x20min Fuji Provia 400 Olympus Om-2n w/135mm f/2.8 telephoto lens @ f/4
Piggybacked on St-4 autoguided G-11 mount
Registered and average combined in Registar
Cropped and Processed with Paintshop Pro 8.1

John Krawczyk
Crownsville, MD

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#16 Charles

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 05:11 AM

M33: LRGB

August 13, 2004 Enterprise, AL
Seeing was about a 5 mag.
The LRGB is 15x7min(L) The RGB is from last year and I don't remember what the times were. I'll be collecting new color for this image this year.

Charles Hover

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#17 EricCCD

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:48 AM

Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)
August 8, 2004
West Chester, OH

Name: Eric Africa
Equipment:
SBIG ST-8XE, CFW-8a color filter wheel
Borg 76ED on a Takahashi EM200 mount

H-Alpha: 8 x 15 minutes, binned 1 x 1 (4.5 nm H-alpha filter)

Images calibrated, aligned and median combined in CCDSoft. 5 iterations of Lucy-Richardson deconvolution applied. Final processing done in Photoshop 5.0.

Eric

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