Jan11 CN Sketching/Imaging Contest Winner!
Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:37 AM
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
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!
Jared, congratulations on your win! Your winning image will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to enjoy!
Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:09 AM
(Ok, joking aside) That is a very fine image, worthy of a big observatory!
Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:50 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:36 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:18 AM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:02 AM
My attempt to capture M81 with similar equipment a couple of months ago, was much worse. So I can really appreciate what part of your picture's quality is due to equipment and what part is personal experience.