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#1 Echo

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 10:09 PM

Welcome to the March Cloudy Nights Reader’s Gallery Submission Forum. Each month, we ask our CN members to submit your best photos.

This month's theme for this section is: Free form

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 should be original (If they aren't then you will be banned from this section of the forum!).

This month's deadline is March 15th, at 1700 hours Greenwich Mean Time.
To facilitate the judging we respectfully ask that you not enter comments in the photo thread. You will find a commentary thread for the planetary photo entries. Thanks and good luck!

 

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:13 AM

Here is my first entry:

2/18/02
Jupiter
Orion XT6 w/ Epson 850z (2.1MP)
3X Barlow
26 exposures stacked, ISO400, 1/60 exp
Post-processing (unsharp mask to bring out detail and blurring to make it more appealing to the eye)

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#3 Suk Lee

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:52 AM

Venus
Mewlon 250, AP900, 2x PowerMate, TouCam Pro, H-alpha pass filter
70 frames stacked in Registax
Shot 2/9/04 in Pleasanton CA

Suk Lee

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#4 Suk Lee

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:53 AM

Jupiter & Io
Mewlon 250, AP900, 2x PowerMate, TouCam Pro
383 frames stacked in Registax
Shot 2/5/04 in Pleasanton, CA

Suk Lee

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#5 Blueshark928

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:29 AM

Hi All

This is my first entry.

John Krawczyk
2/20/04 - 04:30 UT
Jupiter and Io w/shadow transit
Orion 120 Skywatcher achromat refractor on modified EQ4 mount
Logitech QC4000 webcam w/2x barlow

Settings @ 1/25 sec, 15 FPS, 10% gain. 90% bright, 40% gamma. 50% contrast. No filters. Captured, aligned and stacked with k3ccd planetary wizard. 650 frame stack out of 1350. Wavlet and Gamma levels processed in Registax 2. Despeckle and Unsharp mask and text with Photoshop. A litte color found by upping the saturation a bit.

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#6 Charlie Hein

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 10:31 AM

Saturn - Feb.21, 2004
Information on caption

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 11:34 PM

2/18/02
Venus
Orion XT6 w/ Epson 850z (2.1MP)
3X Barlow
40 exposures stacked, ISO100

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:04 PM

Jupiter

Taken by Kirk Vanden
Sunday, February 22
Shalimar, Florida
Meade 12 inch LX200 and ToUcam Web cam with
a Televue Barlow.

The image is the best 1,200 frames out of 4,200 taken.
Stacked and Processed with RegiStax.


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Posted 01 March 2004 - 05:35 AM

Jupiter and 3 Moon's

Toucam Pro Sc
Helios explorer 200mm
Prime focus
500 frames stacked in registax 2x resample
Light Processing in Photoshop 7

James Dyson Blackpool uk.

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:27 AM

My Best Saturn.

Info On PIc:)

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#11 jcarlson

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 12:47 PM

Jason Carlson
Venus through a yellow filter
8" LX200, 2x Barlow, Logitech Quickcam 4000 Pro
300/1000 frames in Registax

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#12 wes

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:43 PM

Jupiter 02/16/04

14.5 Starmaster @F/30 , Toucam Pro, 654 frames out of 1450,

Wes Higgins
Tecumseh Oklhoma

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#13 synner

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 03:29 AM

Here's mine - Jupiter 040228 23:59UT
Showing Io beginning a transit, the GRS and Ganymede out to the right.

Taken with a Vixen VC200L, a ToUcam Pro 740k and a 2x Barlow (giving f18),
from Harrow, UK. 650 frames recorded @ 10fps, 260 frames stacked.

Nick King

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#14 michaeloconnell

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 07:10 AM

Michael O'Connell
Tipperary, Ireland
16th Jan 2004
LX90, 2x apo barlow, Philips Toucam Pro, 1,500 frames @ 5fps processed in Registax and Photoshop.

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 06:27 PM

Saturn :).


1200 frame's stacked in registax 2.1
Resizeing in photoshop 7.1 plus unsharp mask and some colour processing.
Helios explorer 200mm reflector f/l 1000 f/5
10mm ep
ep projection tube
10fps, gain 40 percent,Saturation 60 percent, brightness 40 percent, gamma 0,1.25 exposure.

Photo by me James Dyson

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 07:29 AM

Satrun

860 frame's stacked in registax 2.1 used Wazelet's to
shapen image.
Resizeing in photoshop 7.1 and some colour processing.
Helios explorer 200mm reflector f/l 1000 f/5
10mm ep
ep projection tube
10fps, gain 40 percent,Saturation 60 percent, brightness 40 percent, gamma 0,1.25 exposure.

Photo by me James Dyson

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:24 AM

Jupiter.28th Feb 2004

Toucam pro sc

Helios explorer 200mm reflector
10mm ep and ep projection tube
1222 Frames stacked in registax 2.1
Wavelet processing
James Dyson

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:28 AM

Here's mine......

Mike McGuire
Saturn - 03/05/04 - 20:50 -Local
C8 F/20
1020 frames stack with Registax

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#19 synner

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:26 AM

Here's another - Jupiter 0400307 21:21UT
Taken with a Vixen VC200L, a ToUcam Pro 740k and a 2x Barlow (giving f18),
from Harrow, UK. Recorded @ 5 fps, 260 frames stacked.
Nick King

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:37 AM

Here is my entry for this month...
Information about this shot is all in the caption.
Shot taken in my frontyard, Coconut Creek, Florida.


Clear skies!


Ivan
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:32 PM

Thomas Williamson
Jupiter with GRS
8" f/7 newtonian and Philips ToUcam Pro Webcam @ f/35
February 15, 2004

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#22 Ricky

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 06:23 PM

Hi All,
Here's my March entry:

Jupiter and two satellites taken on March 11, 2004 @ 11:00 pm from Sacramento, CA.

Intes Micro MN56 5" f/6 Mak-Newt
TouCam Pro II
Double stacked 2x Celestron and 2x Televue barlows
K3CCD
RegiStax2...151 of 301 frames aligned and stacked
Photoshop 7 and Fireworks 4

Thanks,
Ricky Hunter

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 09:11 PM

Here's another Jupiter:
12.5" F6 Newtonian, ToUcam, Seeing 3-5/10 Posted Image
 

#24 synner

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 02:25 AM

Uh, feeling slightly humbled after that last one! :)

But here's an animation I've just finished from the night of 040228. Showing Io beginning a transit, the GRS, Ganymede out to the right, and Europa emerging from behind the planet at the end

Taken with a Vixen VC200L, a ToUcam Pro 740k and a 2x Barlow (giving f18),
from Harrow, UK. All images recorded @ 10fps, approximately 250 frames stacked for each image.

Nick King

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#25 Uncle Burnout

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:21 AM

Here's my entry. Lots of parameters to get what I wanted in this picture and I failed them all:). Info below

Burton Wright
~6:00 UT 14 Mar. 2004
Io Transit Egress (almost) with Shadow transit and Europa and Ganymede
--not a composite, but Europa and Ganymede were desaturated selectively, since they refused to be anything but green.

120mm Orion Skyview Pro Refractor (no fitlers); 3x barlow
Logitech QuickcamPro 4000: 1/5 sec., B=50%, G=33%, S=50%,
Freezed Auto WB
427/427 frames stacked w/Registax 2
Processing in the GIMP (unsharp, gamma, levels, gb, rotate, etc.)

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