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April 2014 Challenge Entries (NGC 2903)

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#1 Oldfield


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:40 PM


Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Monthly Challenge Imaging Competition in CCD Imaging & Processing Forum:

This competition is intended to be a fun way for you to improve your imaging abilities and a way for you to see many new images with a variety of equipment. All imagers are welcome and encouraged to enter.

Each month a single object will be selected for the competition by the winner from 2 months previous. Having a one month delay allows voting and selection of the next object and will give a full month's time for entries.

The winner of each competition gets to choose the next object and their image will be included in the Hall of Fame message thread. There are no other prizes.

Please include your imaging details such as location, date, telescope, guiding, exposure time, etc with your submission.


1. Have fun! Support other contestants and be polite with your comments.
2. All entries must be captured within the same imaging season. For example, if the December target is the Orion Nebula, you must use images taken during the current winter, not any other year.
3. Image size is limited to 800x800 pixels and 200k in size.
4. Any equipment is allowed to be used in the images including rental equipment; with the only exception of DSLR, since we have another forum specifically for DSLR.
5. All image taking and processing must be done by your team, including equipment setup.
6. Each person may submit only 1 entry per month. However, you may edit your submission and replace the image with a newer one if you wish using the Edit function.
7. Winners will be selected by forum members, the one which receives the highest number of vote will be the winner.

Please submit your image in this thread, comment can be made in the same thread as well.

#2 Mike Wiles

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

NGC 2903 - LRGB
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED152CF - 6" f/8 APO Triplet
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3
Camera: SBIG ST-8300m w/8 Filter Wheel & OAG-8300 off-axis guider
Exposure: 48 x 1800 seconds - 24 hours total. 4 hours each of RGB and 12 hours of luminance in 30 minute subs.

A larger version can be seen here: http://www.astrobin.com/full/89140/0/

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#3 Sterntaucher



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

NGC 2903

Location: Krefeld, Germany
Date: February and March 2014
Telescope: 10" Newton
Mount: Losmandy G11
Camera: Moravian FW8300
Exposure: L:R:G:B - 304:80:80:80 min.

A larger version can be seen here: www.sterntaucher.net

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#4 Junior-CCD


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:38 PM


Here's my contribution:

Posted Image

Telescope: C9.25 (1480 mm)
Mount: EQ6
Camera: Andor DL604M
Exposure: LRGB, L: 1500x5 sec, RGB: 3x1000x5 sec
Date: Oldenburg, 21/2/2014

CS, Carsten

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