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 winning entry will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to admire! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..
Please choose your favorite from the entries below. The poll will remain open through February 15th at midnight.
Here are the entries for January!
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Barry E.:
Date: 1/3/2011, 1/4/2011
- Orion 8" f/4.9
- Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector
- JMI EV-1n Focuser
- Resurfaced: Spectrum Coatings Max "R" (EAL)
Filter: IDAS LPS
Exposures: RGB: 48x300s (4.0h) @ ISO1600
Ha: 20x600s (3.3h) @ ISO1600
CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Jared:
Captured by Jared Willson
January 27, 2011, Oakland, CA
2 Hours luminosity; 1 hour each RG&B binned 2x2
10" AT Ritchey-Chretien @ f/8; FLI ML8300; Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO; Lodestar guider; AstroDon Monster MOAG; AstroDon True Balance filters
Captured in Maxim; Reduced, registered, and stacked in Maxim; Post processed in Photoshop CS3
Sketching Forum's Finalist - IVM:
Title: Mechain’s Phantom
Description: M74 as I saw it through my 16-inch at 225x from Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in Pennsylvania on the 29th of December, 2010. A digital drawing.
Good Luck to all our finalists!