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#1 square_peg

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:47 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 synner

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 03:22 PM

Nick King - Harrow, UK
16th April 2005
M57 The Ring nebula - (HaL)RGB ((45:50):30:30:30) All subs were 10 minute unbinned, with the exception of 2 x 5 minute L exposures and the 3 x 15 minute Ha exposures.
Taken with an SXV-H9 through a Vixen VC200L @ f6.4 using a set of Astronomik Type II LRGB filters and an Astronomik 13nm Ha filter. Guided with an SXV guide camera and a TV76. Captured with AstroArt3 and flat-reduced with iCCD, all other processing with Photoshop CS.

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#3 jrcrilly

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:21 AM

Here's M82.

12" LX200, Cassegrainian focus at 3000mm, unmodified Canon Digital Rebel.

Taken 4/5/05, ten exposures of three minutes at ISO400 by John Crilly.

Slightly larger version is available at:
http://www.johnrcril...es/image017.jpg

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#4 ELR2

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:20 PM

Ed Roach
April 14, 2005
NGC 4631 Whale Galaxy

Scope: Orion SVP8
Camera: DSI
Exposure info: 36 x 42 second unguided exposures

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#5 Dean

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:24 AM

Dean Rowe
4/1/2005
Hickson 44 - NGC3185, NGC3187, NGC3190 and NGC3193
14" LX200GPS & ST10MXE. 7-10 minute exposures at F6.3.

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#6 Undermidnight

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:05 PM

Name: Jason Hissong
M3
Taken on 04/03/2005 in my backyard in Hilliard, OH

Scope: Celestron Ultima 2000, Meade 3.3 reducer, Hutech IDAS LPR Filter
Camera: SBIG ST7E
Exposure: 11x120s, 1x1 binning, autoguided with the ST7E
Processing Details:
Images aquired with CCDSoft V5
Dark and Flat calibrated each frame, adaptive add combined in Images Plus.
Curves and levels adjustment and unsharp masked in Photoshop 5.0
Exported to JPG with IrfanView.

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#7 synner

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:31 AM

Nick King - Harrow, UK
11th May 2005
M63 The Sunflower galaxy - 120 minutes exposure (6 x 10 minutes and 3 x 20 minutes)
Taken with an SXV-H9 through a Vixen VC200L @ f6.4. Guided with an SXV guide camera and a TV76.

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#8 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:47 AM

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May 9, 2005
The Summer Milky Way from Cherry Springs State Park
~3 minutes
Canon EOS Digital Rebel, 15mm f/2.8 Canon EF fisheye lens

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