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Apr11 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll!

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Poll: Apr11 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll! (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Image/Sketch is our Winner?

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:49 AM

Welcome to the April 2011 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching Contest poll!

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 May 15th at midnight.

Here are the entries for April!

DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing Finalist - RStar:

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Dates: Image taken over 4 nights in February and March 2011
Location: Hillsborough, NJ.
Optics: Orion 190mm Mak-Newtonian F/5.3
Mount: Celestron CGE with Gary Bennett cable upgrade
Guiding: DSI Pro guided though my NP101
Camera: Modified Canon 500D
Exposure: 248*155 second 800iso sub exposures (no filters)
44*600 second 800iso sub exposures with Baader UHC-S filter
dark/flat/bias calibrated
Processing: ImagesPlus 2.82, PS CS, GradientXTerminator, Noel Carboni Astronomy Tools




CCD Imaging & Processing's Finalist - Oleg Bryzgalov:

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This photo was taken during february-march, processed in april 2011.
Location: village Khlepcha near Kiev, Ukraine
Telescope: reflector SkyWatcher 25012P 1200 mm f/5, Baader MPCC
Main camera: QSI-583wsg, -30°C
Off-axis guidecamera Orion SSAG
Mount: WS-180
Filters: Ha and LRGB filter set Astronomik 1.25”
Exposition: H-a: 14*15 min., bin. 1x1
L: 9*10 min., bin 1x1 , RGB: 9*10 min., bin.2x2 in each filter
Processed: Pixinsight, Fitstacker, Photoshop CS5
North at left, crop, size 50%




Sketching Forum's Finalist - maroubra_boy:

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My submission is of my recent sketch of the Eta Carina Nebula done using my 17.5" dob from my home in Sydney Australia. I had posted this sketch earlier this month in the sketching forum.

This was by far my most challenging sketch to undertake. It is also my most satisfying one.

That it was done under the light polluted skies of Sydney makes me wonder what a repeat undertaking from a dark site will reveal additionally.

The supermassive star that lends its name to the nebula, Eta Carina, is the bright, reddish star approximately in the centre of the sketch.

Object: NGC 3372, Eta Carina Nebula
Scope: 17.5" dob, push-pull
Gear: 35mm Masuyama eyepiece, 57X, OIII flter
Date: April 8, 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Media: White pastel, white and black charcoal pencils, white chinagraph, white and coloured inks on A4 black paper.



Good Luck to all our finalists!

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