Dec07 CN Imaging-Sketching Contest Finals Poll!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:58 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 January 15th at midnight EST.
Here are the entries for December!
Beginning Imaging's Finalist - Jeff J.:
M1 - Crab Nebula
13 October 2007
Las Cruces, NM USA
Celestron 8" SCT CF XLT @ F6.3
Takahashi EM200 Temma II
SXV-H9C, SXV guider on WOZS66
Captured, LRGB extracted/aligned AstroArt3. Processed AstroArt3, PS7.
Film Astrophotography's Finalist - RALF_T:
As you can see: M1. Photographed with a 12"/f5.3 Newtonian. ItÂ´s a composite of 2 shots, 35 and 45 minutes on Kodak Royal 200. First, both negatives were scanned and combined in PS. Second, a print was made(from the 45 minute shot), scanned too, and finally combined with the negative scans.
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Strgazr27:
This was a "First Light" for my new Hutech MN-74 and Modded 40D riding on my CGE. Guided with an AT66/DSI Pro/PHD combo
15X300 ISO 800
Darks and Flats
Calibrated in IP Version 3
Stacked in Registar
Final processing in PSCS2
CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - DeepSpaceViews:
This image of the Witch Head Nebula was taken from the 2007 Black Forest Star Party in PA.
Telescope- Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Mount- Takahashi EM-500 Temma II
Camera- SBIG STL-11000M
Filters- Astrodon L,R,G,B
All channels were taken at 8 x 10min exposures bin 1x1.
Processed in CCDStack & Adobe Photoshop CS2
A larger version can be seen here http://deepspaceview... Head Image.htm
Stephen T. Roffo Jr
Solar System Imaging's Finalist - Anto:
Here's my best 2007 image of Mars:
Best regards, Antonello
Sketching Forum's Finalist - John K:
here is mars,a late night sketch.I couldnt pass up the little bit of detail that I was seeing.I live under the jet stream most of the time so when I saw mars this good ... well here you go.
Good Luck to all our finalists!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:48 PM
Having said this, I too went for the Witch Head pic. The way it seems to hang in the starry field really was appealing.
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Mike (who is an old astrophotographer)
Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:30 PM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:34 PM
But the Witches Head has my vote! It has great clarity and extension. The subtleties of the coloration are as good as I have seen. This is also not done all that much because it is so hard to get. Nice work on it!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:10 PM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:20 PM
I am a novice, so I cannot comment on the equipment used or what "has been done before", but I was just basing my vote on the most memorable.
PS - Brian -- I like your quote very much!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:31 PM
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Great work by all!
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