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June07 Winner - CN Imaging/Sketching Contest!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:07 PM

I am pleased to announce the winner of the June 2007 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - PhilG!

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NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula in Ha and OIII narrowband color:

Telescope/Mount: Stellarvue SV115 at f5.6 with Televue 0.8 Reducer. Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount.

CCD: SBIG ST2000-XM with Astrodon Ha and OIII filters.

Image Details and Processing: 6-1/2 Hours Ha (Red) and 12 Hours of OIII (Blue) in 30 minute subframes. Captured with CCDSoft and CCD Commander, combined with CCDStack, processed in Photoshop. Synthetic green channel created with Noel Carboni's Astrophotography Tools.

Date and Location: Denver, CO. May 30 - June 9, 2007


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To all of you who took the time to stop by and vote for your favorite submission - thank you so much! Your participation really makes the contest!

To all the contestants - as you can see by the responses in the poll thread, every one of your submissions is worthy to be a winner. Congratulations to you on a job done very well indeed!

PhilG, congratulations on your win! Please contact me via PM with your t-shirt size and also the address where you want us to send it!

Charlie


#2 Erix

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:54 PM

Congrats to all the others. It was stiff competition and very fun to be part of. The most important thing is allowing all of us to see what else is happening in other parts of the imaging section of CN. Amazing stuff!

Phil, that is an absolutely stunning image! Congratulations. I'm very impressed not only with your ability to capture that, but the time and effort involved. Now that's dedication. :bow: :bow: :bow:

#3 PhilG

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:22 PM

Yes, congratulations to everybody, it was a lot of fun being a part of this. I think a lot of us tend to "hang out" in our respective areas so it was really interesting to see all of the other great entries and to hear everyone's comments. I knew the voting was going to be close.

Erika, I can't even imagine trying to draw what you drew so many bows to you too. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

For anyone interested, here is a larger scale of the Crescent Nebula:
http://infiniti-eng....age.php?pos=-60

Phil

#4 Nick Cook

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:48 AM

Stunning image Phil, breathtaking work.

Congratulations to you and all the other finalists. Inspiring work. :)

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#5 mnaf

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:42 PM

Ditto!
Congratulations to all the entrants. And to Phil for that unbelieveable image of the Crescent nebula - that is truly stunning. :bow:
It was great to be included in such good company.

Mike
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#6 lynnelkriver

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:58 PM

Congrats Phil on winning. What a beautiful photo! Scott

#7 Dean

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:58 PM

Way to go Phil!

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:01 AM

Great job! That image needs to be sent to Sky and Telescope!

#9 PhilG

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 11:09 AM

Great job! That image needs to be sent to Sky and Telescope!


Thanks again everybody.

Zach, this one and others that I think are pretty decent have been sent to S&T but I've never had a response back. I'm sure they get swamped with images and have their own criteria for what they need but I think I've about given up on S&T and will start sending in to Astronomy Magazine instead. I also make all my images available to our local astronomy club for use in their monthly publication.

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#10 Dean

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:42 PM

Both Astonomy & S&T are about the same. Six months from now, when you've forgotten you sent it in, the might contact you if they need some info like your mailing address to send you a few free copies.

#11 PhilG

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:59 PM

Oh, OK. I'm not complaining as I understand they both must get lots of submissions but I think they ask that you only submit your photo to one publication so figure I'll give the other one a try. I've been enjoying the Astronomy Photo Gallery more and more lately too.

Phil

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:40 PM

This is the best amateur photo I have ever seen.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:03 AM

hi Phil,

congrats again on this perfect shot!!!
that is very hard to top!
sure this win is very well deserved!

#14 PhilG

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:16 AM

Thanks Steeler and Dietmar.

Welcome back Dietmar!

Phil

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:09 PM

Great image Phil, with the standard of the competition being so high it must make it doubly satisfying.

Warmest congratulations.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:49 PM

Breathtaking image:jawdrop:! I have it as the backrond of my compter screen :lol:!

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 03:16 AM

Congrat Phil, well deserved win. I thought I had a good image, but when I saw yours I knew that it was going to be your turn. Very sharp and well processed image. Congratulations.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:13 PM

That's a stunning image!

#19 PhilG

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:05 PM

Rumples, that is an awesome shot of Jupiter, you must have a great view of it down there. How high does it get up into your sky?

Phil

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:50 PM

Phil, your image of the crescent nebula looks better than the photo of it on the September cover of Sky & Telescope!:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/skytel


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#21 Dain

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:53 PM

Wow, amazing is all I can say.

Regards-

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:59 PM

WOW! There is no way to describe this image in words. Amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us PhilG.


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