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DSO Photo Entries through December 15, 2004

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#1 Tom L

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:32 PM

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Reader’s Gallery Submission Forum. Each month, we ask Cloudy Nights members to submit their best DSO photos in this thread.


For your photo entries, please provide a description that includes:
Your First and Last Name;
Date of photo (can include the time);
Description (title) of the image;
Relevant photo information (exposure length and equipment used).

This is important! If you don't supply ALL information, we won't be able to use your photograph!!!!

Please note: due to copyright issues, all photos MUST be original (If they aren't then you will be banned from this section of the forum!).

To facilitate the judging we respectfully ask that you not enter comments in the photo thread. You will find a commentary thread for the DSO photo entries. Thanks and good luck!
 

#2 EricCCD

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:12 AM

Name: Eric Africa
Date of Photo: November 8, 2004
Description: M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) grey-scale

This is my first serious attempt at M31. Capture and processing details below:

Camera: SBIG ST-8XE
Scope: Borg 76ED at f/6.6 (no reducer)
Mount: Takahashi EM200
L: 27 x 5 minutes binned 1x1

Images acquired and reduced in CCDSoft. Combined using Ray Gralak's Sigma Reject following his online help.

I am currently working on a color version of this (current version here: http://members.nuvox.../M31Color.jpg). I have a few gradient issues with that version, so I will hold off on officially submitting my LRGB until I'm happy with it.

Enjoy, and clear skies!
Eric

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#3 NJScope

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:34 PM

Kevin B. Alton

NGC 457 aka "E.T. Cluster", "Phi Cas Cluster", Caldwell 13
Taken on November 5, 2004 @ 22:55 EST
Nexstar 8 GPS - f6.3 focal reducer
Nikon D70 DSLR ISO1250: 5 stacked 25 sec images
Image processing with Registax and PaintShopPro8

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#4 Suk Lee

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:40 PM

Orion nebula complex in narrowband emission light
Shot 11/23, 11/27, 11/28/04 in Pleasanton, CA
Takahashi Epsilon 160, ST2000, CFW8, Custom Scientific filters on AP900 autoguided with Megrez80 and STV
RGB = Ha, SII, OIII, 3.5 hours of exposure/channel, with separate 5 minute exposures blended in for the core of M42.

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#5 Blueshark928

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 01:37 PM

NCG 869 & 884 - The Double Cluster

John Krawczyk
Crownsville, MD

December 1, 2004

Scope: Stellarvue SV-102 f/7.8 APO
Camera: Nikon D70 @ ISO800
Exposures: 12x300 sec w/noise reduction on
Filter: IDAS LPS
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: ST-4 & Stellarvue SV-80/9d

Here are the links to larger versions

http://ardenastropho...lsize_1600k.jpg
http://ardenastropho...lfsize_550k.jpg

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#6 Shine

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 01:02 AM

David Marshall
Title: "First Light!"
Date: December 2, 2004

Camera: Canon EOS 888 at prime focus of Meade LXD75 SN8
Film: Kodak 400 MAX 35mm colour print
Exposure Time: 10 mins
Guiding: Home-made 50mm/f5.1 guidescope using GuideDog
Processing: Scanned, cropped, resized and levels adjusted in PhotoShop5

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#7 Greg K.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:16 AM

Greg K.
December 2nd, 2004 12:00AM MST
Peoria, AZ

M74
Orion SkyView Pro 8EQ
SC1 Logitech QuickCam 4000 Pro, NORAW setting and IR filter removed
62 frames hand selected from 100x20sec. captures
Stacked in Registax, processed in Photoshop CS

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#8 synner

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 12:20 PM

M42 The Great Orion Nebula

Nick King, Harrow UK, 30th November 2004
Scope - Megrez 80SD
Camera - Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Filters - Astronomik 13nm Ha filter
Exposures - 75 minutes unbinned exposure (4 x 15 minutes, 2 x 5 minutes and 10 x 30 seconds)
Mount - Losmandy GM-8

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#9 lineman_16735

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:44 PM

November 22 2004. Here is my M-31 through a LXD 75 10" SN. 14 minutes manually guided. Kodak Extra 800.

Chris Provost

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#10 lineman_16735

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:46 PM

M-45, with 10" SN LXD 75. 14 minutes Kodak Extra 800. Manually guided.

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#11 lineman_16735

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:52 PM

Aurora from central PA. 25 seconds Kodak Extra 800.

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#12 lineman_16735

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:55 PM

Aurora central PA. 25 seconds Kodak Extra 800 OM-1.

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#13 Kostian

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 06:54 PM

M42
November 27
Kostian Iftica
Telescope:8" Hardin Dobsonian (No tracking)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Stack of 27 Images x 1sec expossures
ISO 400 & 800

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#14 synner

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 03:21 PM

NGC2237 The Rosette Nebula

Nick King, Harrow UK, 6th December 2004
Scope - Megrez 80SD with a Mogg x0.7 2" reducer
Camera - Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Filters - SBIG LRGB
Exposures - RRGB (60:25:25:25) - L in 10 minute subs, RGB in 5 minute subs
Mount - Losmandy GM-8

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#15 P_Nut

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:12 PM

M42 - Orion nebula

Nejc Ucman, Novo mesto, Slovenia
Orion optics 203mm Newton
12. december 2004
Canon 300D unmodified
Celestron CG5 AS-GT mount
Composit of two images : 8x45 secondes on ISO3200 for the outside detail and 3x25 seconds on ISO800 for the inner detail.

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Bigger version here : http://users.volja.n...lje/M42_dec.jpg
 


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