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Oct07 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals Poll!

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Poll: Oct07 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals Poll! (216 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image is our winner?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:38 AM

Welcome to the October 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 November 15th at midnight EST.

Here are the entries for October!

Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Darren1968:

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Object: NGC6960
Date: 06/11/2007 from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Scope: ED80 @ f/7.5 on an EQ-6 guided
Camera: Canon 300D moddified @ ISO800
Image: 20 x 6min subs, darks and flats
Processing: Stacked in Image Plus, digital development, PS CS, deconvolution

Film Imaging's Finalist - RALF_T:

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It was made with a 12inch/f5.3 Newtonian on a German Mount (all selfmade). Film was a Kodak Royal 200 (old emulsion) and a single 45 minute exposure. Guiding via off-axis-guider (visually).

A bigger version is here:

Pelican Nebula

DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - LookatRigel:

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M20 Nebula
Scope: ASA N10 f:3.8 astrograph, 8x5min ISO400
Camera: Canon EOS 350D with IR block filter removed
Mount: Losmady G11 Gemini.
Guiding: Manually with WO 80/480 superapo, Barlow x2 and 12 mm reticled eyepiece.
Cropped. No calibration applied. Processed with DSS, PixInsight and PS CS2.

CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - PhilG:

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NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula in the Hubble Narrowband Pallette
Telescope/Mount: Stellarvue SV115: 115mm f7. Mountain Instruments MI-250 mount.
CCD: SBIG ST2000XM with Astrodon SII, Ha and OIII filters.
Image Details and Processing: 27-1/2 total hours. 9-1/2 hours Ha and OII, 8-1/2 hours SII in 30 minute. Captured with CCDSoft and automated with CCD Commander. Processed with CCDStack and Photoshop.
Date and Location: Denver, CO. July 6 - August 1, 2007
Larger image can be seen here.

Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Lunatiki:

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Sketching Forum's Finalist - WadeVC:

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This is a digital reproduction of my pencil & paper sketch of M34, an open cluster found in Perseus. My original sketch is scanned into PhotoShop, and then I use the scanned original as a template in addition to my well documented notes of the object to arrive at the above digital final as shown above.

Using PhotoShop I am able to add subtle colors and add depth in a way I can not replicate on paper alone.

Good Luck to all our finalists!


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:01 PM

PhilG is consistently awsome.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

Beautifully beautiful.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:56 PM

philg incredible!! It's gorgeus

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

I so wanted to vote for LookAtRigel's fantastic picture, but philg's was just a fraction better. Once again, an awesome set of pictures in all categories.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 07:53 PM


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

Again, PhilG

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