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Nov08 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:16 PM

[b]I am pleased to announce the winner of the November 2008 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - neutronman!

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Here is my M42 taken from Rancho Venado in the Texas Hill Country. I tried to go deep and pull out alot of the surrounding faint dust. I combined different exposures to protect the trap while pulling out the dim stuff.

FSQ 106ED F/5
QHY8 camera
Maxim, CS3

4 x 1200 sec
12 x 300 sec
12 x 30 sec


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To all of you who took the time to stop by and vote for your favorite submission - thank you so much! Your participation really makes the contest!

To all the contestants - almost every comment entered in the poll thread this month says it - every one of your submissions is worthy of winning. Congratulations to all of you on a job done very well indeed!

neutronman, congratulations on your win! Please contact me via PM with your t-shirt size and also the address where you want us to send it!

Charlie

#2 Doug6952

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

Congratulations Neutronman!!! Fantastic image!

#3 jacobb

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

Congratulations Neutronman!

It's an amazing picture

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#4 neutronman

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:28 PM

Thanks guys! So many great images and all very different. It is an honor to be included in such a fine group :bow:

#5 iceman

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:43 PM

Lovely work, nicely done.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:11 AM

Congratulations John - Neutronman!

I for one thought this was a fantastic and unique photographic accomplishment. As a hand painter and pastel sketcher, I would say that this photograph should be on a museum wall as a great abstract art! It has tremendous depth and dimension.

Absolutely spectacular!

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#7 neutronman

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

Thanks, Mike. You've got some BEAUTIFUL shots on your website. Really great stuff.

Mark, that is quite a compliment! Thank you so much! Funny you mention abstract art - I collect abstract surreal art by Richard Powers (best known for his 50's to 70's sci-fi book covers). Some of his abstracts really look like dimensional nebulae. Perhaps another reason I love astrophotography :D


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