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CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals - July07

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Poll: CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals - July07 (598 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 06:43 PM

Welcome to the July 2007 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest poll!

Each month the best images selected from the individual Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching forums will be presented for the userbase to vote on. The monthly winner receives the coveted Cloudy Nights t-shirt! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..

Please choose your favorite out of all the images. This poll will remain open through Wednesday, August 15th at midnight EST.


Here are the entries for July!

Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Bird:

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Jupiter from my home at Murrumbateman, Australia. July 25 2007, 1139UTC

Scope details:

13.1" f/5.5 newtonian, 5x powermate plus extension tubes for effective focal length approx 14.3m. Camera was Dragonfly Express from Point Grey Research, firewire800 monochrome.

60 seconds per channel in R,G,B @ 42 fps, captured using Coriander for Linux
and processed under Linux and Windows.

regards, Bird



Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Zyxlor:

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M16
Ha 300x8 - RGB 180x20
I used the LX200 with .63 reducer and the ST-10.
Aquired with Maxim DL, image matching in RegiStar, processed in PSCS3.



Film Astrophotography's Finalist - Nightfly:

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Northeastern Cygnus:
Taken June 16, 2007
Pentax 67 with 165mm f/2.8 @ f/4
20 Minutes Exposure 12:31-12:51 A.M. EDT
120 Format E200, No push.
Scanned on an Epson 4490 Flatbed
Processed with Adobe PS Elements
Piggybacked on a Meade 2080, manually guided



DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Mike B.

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M20 - The Trifid Nebula

Location: Maurice, LA
Date: July 7th, 2007 (07/07/07)
Telescope: Meade 8" f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon 350XT
Mount: Atlas EQ-G w/EQASCOM
Guiding: 102mm F/5 Achro, 2x Barlow, DSI-c, PHD Guiding
Exposures: 18 x 180 sec @ ISO 800
Processing: IRIS, PS, Gradient XTerminator & Noel Carboni's AstroTools

Click the image or click here for an enlargement.



CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - hess:

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NGC4565
19.05.2007
10 Zoll f4,8 Newton
Atik 16HR
Luminanz 25x2min, 9x3min, 4x5min 1x1bin
R/G/B - 8 x 123/167/249 sec. 2x2bin



Sketching Forum's Finalist - SGT500:

Posted Image

Messier 27
Meade 16" Lightbridge
Televue Nagler 17mm T4
Orion Ultrablock


Good Luck to all our finalists!

 

#2 iblis

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:15 PM

wow, what a Jupiter !
 

#3 Akarsh Simha

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:46 PM

As usual, I found it very difficult to decide the best! Congratulations! :bow: to all of you.
 

#4 Davey

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:52 PM

It's hard to choose only one...
Great work guys; they all show impressive dedication and talent. They're all winners to me. (o:
Good seeing,
Davey
 

#5 Kenneth

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:00 PM

Might I suggest two contests: one imaging, the other sketching
 

#6 alun55

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:14 PM

So difficult to choose a winner. They just took my breath away!
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:22 PM

Jupiter and M20 look fantastic, but I have ├╝berrespect for the film guys. Plus, the star density in that pic is just fantastic.
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:38 PM

I've decided not to vote! Can't make my mind out! :confused:
 

#9 guydickinson

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:44 PM

All brilliant. Might as well use a pin to decide!
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#10 johndouk

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

Jupiter is unique !
NGC4565 as well is amazing !
I am swinging between those two...

Anyway, all are fantastic images !
Congratulations to all finalists !!! :)
 

#11 Trapper

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:17 PM

All pics are fantastic!
Your all winners in my book. I almost feel guilty choosing one over another Can't we just declare them all winners and call it a day? :D
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:17 PM

top notch......every one.
 

#13 john D

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:31 PM

very very nice job to everyone!!
 

#14 boogie

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:38 PM

a big WOW to all !!!
Great work
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:39 PM

All photo's are excellent but NGC4565 by Hess looks amazing.
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:44 PM

The amount of detail in NGC4565... man thats unreal
 

#17 Jenta

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

I'm so impressed with everyone's talent! I'm also very jealous. :) (I say that alot around here.)
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:56 PM

I'm also impressed...so NGC4565 has my vote but you have all beautiful images

Migo
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:25 PM

I'll second the two award route one for imaging and one for sketching. But even at that hard to decide.
 

#20 WadeVC

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:52 PM

I don't know about the rest of you, but the descisions are becoming harder and harder to decide upon. I thought this round of voting was extremely difficult given that all the entries were quite excellent!

Good luck to all!!
 

#21 PhilG

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:20 PM

They're all great once again but either Jupiter or NGC4565 will be getitng my vote.

Phil
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:59 PM

I am amazazed by your Jupiter You southern guys get all the luck! All of the shots are incredible and I am going to ponder this for a few minutes... Caveman
 

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:09 PM

They are all winners to me

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#24 Chris Waring

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:04 AM

They are all so good it's hard to choose, no single picture jumps out as a winner.
 

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:41 AM

Stunning images all are superb
 


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