June07 Winner - CN Imaging/Sketching Contest!
Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:07 PM
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
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!
Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:54 PM
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.
Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:22 PM
Erika, I can't even imagine trying to draw what you drew so many bows to you too.
For anyone interested, here is a larger scale of the Crescent Nebula:
Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:48 AM
Congratulations to you and all the other finalists. Inspiring work.
Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:42 PM
Congratulations to all the entrants. And to Phil for that unbelieveable image of the Crescent nebula - that is truly stunning.
It was great to be included in such good company.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:01 AM
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.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:03 AM
congrats again on this perfect shot!!!
that is very hard to top!
sure this win is very well deserved!
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