May07 Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals Poll!
Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:10 AM
Film Astrophotography's Finalist - RALF_T:
M51 - It´s a composite of two images. First is a shot with Fuji Superia 200, 30 minutes exposure. Second was made on hypered Tech Pan, 40 minutes. Both images were stacked and enlarged in my darkroom. The print was scanned finally.
Scope was as usual a 12inch f/5,3 ATM-Newtonian. Guiding was done by eye with an off-axis-guider.
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - krneki:
Leo Trio (M65, M66 and NGC 3628)
Date: April 8th 2007
Exposure: 24x300s ISO 800
Camera: Canon 350D (Baader uv/ir mod.)
Scope: Skywatcher 254/1200 + MPCC
Mount: HEQ-5 (rajiva/conrad mod.)
Guiding: SC3.2 modified ToUCam II Pro through 70/900 guidescope with Guidemaster
Processing: IRIS, Photoshop CS2 and finally saved to jpg with IrfanView.
Larger image available here.
Sketching Forum's Finalist - Kris Smet:
Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel
8" dobson f/5
5mm Baader Hyperion ep (200x)
Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Dragon Man:
My image of Orion Nebula in mild H-Alpha (it is still high in our sky here)
Taken: April 2007
Taken from my backyard
Snake Valley, Victoria, Australia
Modified Toucam 840k Pro II SC1
10 x 180 second frames captured in 'Desire'
Stacked in Registax
Processed in Photoshop
Diffraction Spikes added in Photoshop
CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Florent:
Taken by : Florent Poiget, Pithiviers le Vieil, France
Date : May 2007
- Losmandy HGM TITAN / Gemini Goto mount
- Astro Systeme Austria 12" N f/3.8 Astrograph
- SBIG ST-10XME at -25°C
- SBIG CFW-8A
- Astrodon™ 1:1:1 Tru-Balance™ LRGB Filters
- Second Quarter and New Moon
Exposures : (Total : 17h29min. for the Luminance only on 6 nights)
L= (196exp. x 5 min) + (69exp. x 1min.) all in binning 1x1
Color information :
R= G = B = 12 exp. x 5 min. (binning 1x1)
Full resolution crops can be seen at this link :
Solar System Imaging's Finalist - swalker:
Venus in UV
12.5 inch f/5.1 Discovery Newtonian
5x Tele Vue Powermate (at 8x)
Baader Venus filter
2000 frames out of 4000
recorded 5/8/2007 23:49 UT from Chester, NH
processed in Registax 4, MaxIm DL 4.58, and Photoshop CS2
Congratulations to all of our finalists on a job well done getting to this point, and good luck in the finals!
Thanks again to all who took part in the contest!
Please note that voting will conclude on May 15th at 11:59pm EDT.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:10 PM
Congratulations all! keep them coming!
Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:35 PM
Very nice work all, and very very hard to pick just one.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:19 PM
Kris Smet's required a keen eye, willingness to observe with care and attention to the nuances of detail and scientific accuracy.
Yes, truly amazing! A talent for sketching...i am stunned...
Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:35 PM
I'm amazed at how good these all are.
There's a real talented bunch of imagers and sketchers here.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:05 PM
It is hard to beat Kris' sketch for real world equipment though -- An 8" Dob, a pencil, a keen eye, and patience!
Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:07 PM
The Leo Trio is my favorite. Such detail. Beautifully done!
+1. Me too. Fabulous.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:55 PM
Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:31 AM
Since I am a fan of DSI, I swing between krneki's leo trio & Florent's M51 ...
Both are stunning images !!!
Including equipment in judging parameters, I'll probably vote for krneki...
Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:24 AM
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:07 AM
So hard to decide between them...
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:26 AM
thx Florent Poiget
Grüße von Iblis