CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals - July07
Posted 12 August 2007 - 06:43 PM
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:
Jupiter from my home at Murrumbateman, Australia. July 25 2007, 1139UTC
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.
Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Zyxlor:
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:
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.
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:
10 Zoll f4,8 Newton
Luminanz 25x2min, 9x3min, 4x5min 1x1bin
R/G/B - 8 x 123/167/249 sec. 2x2bin
Sketching Forum's Finalist - SGT500:
Meade 16" Lightbridge
Televue Nagler 17mm T4
Good Luck to all our finalists!
Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:46 PM
Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:52 PM
Great work guys; they all show impressive dedication and talent. They're all winners to me. (o:
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:52 PM
NGC4565 as well is amazing !
I am swinging between those two...
Anyway, all are fantastic images !
Congratulations to all finalists !!!
Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:17 PM
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?
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:52 PM
Good luck to all!!
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