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Dec10 Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:03 AM

I am pleased to announce the winner of the December 2010 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Nils_Lars:

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25 5min subs in RGB at ISO 800 and 24 10min subs with 6nm Ha filter at ISO 1600 stacked in DSS then adjusted in PS CS2. Canon 500D(modded) , Orion Atlas mount and the lens was the Nikon 180ED @ f/2.8 and a 7x40mm finder as a guide scope.


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 - every one of your submissions is worthy of winning. Congratulations to all of you on a job done very well indeed!

Nils_Lars, congratulations on your win! Your winning image will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to enjoy! I'll post the "Hall of Fame" image and update the stats shortly!

Charlie

#2 Jared

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

Congratulations, Nils!

#3 Nils_Lars

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:29 PM

Thanks Jared and to everyone who voted for me , was some tough competition this month from all the forums and I feel honored to have been chosen.

#4 Scopyfrank

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:50 AM

Congratulations, this is very beautiful.

#5 hypergolic

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

Holy Dog Snot!!

This is an incredible photo!

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

Congrats, How can it not win? Stellar work.

#7 Nils_Lars

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

Thanks very much Frank , Philip , sullij

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:45 AM

Congrats!!!

#9 TH1

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:04 PM

This is amazing! :bow:

#10 Nils_Lars

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:39 PM

Hey thanks very much AJ , TH1

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:48 PM

Hi Nils:

Absolutely an amazing composite! The heavens indeed declare the glory of God, and your beautiful photograph sings out those words quite loudly!

Best regards, Dan

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 02:32 AM

Thanks very much Dan

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:11 PM

When technology meet art and spirituality, glorious... :bow:

#14 Nils_Lars

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

Thanks very much alrosm

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

Very much a win with this one Eric !!! It certainly deserves it, great work here !!!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:30 PM

Anything I could say has no value in front of this picture. It speaks by itself, simply marvelous.

#17 Nils_Lars

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

Thanks for the comments Jim , Wagner

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

Nils, speechless beauty!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

Thanks very much Asbytec

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:30 AM

You're welcome Nils, just looking at Orion nebula again. I must say I have rarely ever seen it NOT overexposed. You captured it beautifully, gave it a stunning visual appearance by capturing the inner filaments. Man, it's a wonder we can see anything though all that dust and gas up there. You left out M78? :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

Lots of trail and error through the years has paid off in being able to layer a lot of different exposures and resolutions.

I could have squeezed in M78 but I would have to put M42 in the top corner and I would have lost some of the surrounding detail so I left it out.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:40 PM

Understood. :)


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