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#1 Echo

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:45 PM

Welcome to the 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 April 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 Lunar photo entries. Thanks and good luck!

 

#2 dc2861

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 01:12 AM

OK, I'll open up March/April.

Jupiter taken 3/19/04
NS9.25GPS
Logitec 4000 Pro
2X Barlow
268 of 1145 frames stacked in Registax
Unsharp Mask and Contrast in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2

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#3 michaeloconnell

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:32 AM

Michael O'Connell, Tipperary, Ireland.
Image Title: Jupiter, Ganymede + Io
13th March 2004 21:45 UT.
Equipment: Meade 8" f/10 LX90 + Philips Toucam Pro webcam.

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#4 Grizz

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 08:09 PM

Craig Schriever
Waldwick New Jersey

Image Title: Venus in the daytime
Taken 03/24/2004 2:30 pm
10" LX200GPS Meade LPI
@f/10. 25 images stacked and combined. No processing.

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#5 Blueshark928

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:52 PM

This is from two nights ago. I've been experimenting with different setups. With this one its straight thru (no diagonal) a Televue 2.5x powermate. The drawtube was almost the whole way out of the focuser. Needless to say focusing was a little difficult. The camera was a Toucam 840k with a Baader Fringe Killer attached. The shot was captured at 5fps at 1/25 sec, 10% gain, 10% gamma & 50% bright. All processed and stacked with Registax with a little tweeking in Photoshop LE. About 160 frames.

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#6 Charlie Hein

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:11 PM

Jupiter: 3/19/2004 ~ 11:30pm
Image by Charlie Hein, Weston, FL

Captured 3600 frames @ 30fps on Sony DCR-TRV30 DV Camcorder at ~8X optical zoom, afocal through a 25mm Plossl Eyepiece and two stacked 2X barlows on an Orion Atlas 8EQ Newtonian telescope. Stacked best 1760 frames in RegiStax, minor adjustments and cropping in Adobe Photoshop Elements, applied noise reduction using SBGNR.

Charlie

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#7 Charlie Hein

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:37 PM

Jupiter w/two moons: 3/22/2004 ~ 11:00pm
Image by Charlie Hein, Weston, FL

Captured 3600 frames @ 30fps on Sony DCR-TRV30 DV Camcorder at ~8X optical zoom, afocal through a 25mm Plossl Eyepiece and a 2X barlow on an Orion Atlas 8EQ Newtonian telescope. Stacked best 890 frames in RegiStax, minor adjustments and cropping in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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#8 gazerjim

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:45 AM

Seems like I always magange to miss the GRS when seeing is decent.
Jupiter, March 22 (UD), 04:01 UT, Celestron 9.25 with Televue 2X barlow, Toucam II, 133 frames stacked out of approx. 450. Avi frame set captured in K3CCD, pre-selected and decompressed in Virtual Dub, and stacked and wavelet processed (evenly 3x3, 1,1) in Registax. Some manaual "de-selection" done in Stacking page in Registax.

Good Seeing,
Jim Fisher

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#9 TeamGS

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:22 PM

Title: Jupiter, 2nd night with new ToUcam
By: Gary A. Blevins
Date: 3/21/04 Place: Elk Grove, CA Time: ~11:30 PST
8" LX200, ToUcam 840 Pro II, Orion 3X Barlow
300 images stacked in Registax, wavelets, PS - levels, despeckle, unsharp, saturate

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#10 Buster

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 07:10 PM

One I had lying around forgotten on my harddrive.

Saturn
2/16/04
Orion Starmax 127mm Mak
Meade 2X barlow
Logitech Quickcam 4000 Pro
About 600 (?) frames stacked
Mr. Lester Rhee
Whitestone, NY

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#11 Buster

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 07:35 AM

Jupiter (and hint of Io)
3/12/04
Orion 4.5" Newtonian (EQ-mounted XT4.5)
Meade 2X Barlow
Logitech Quickcam 4000 Pro
Mr. Lester Rhee
Whitestone, NY

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#12 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:53 PM

Hi all:

My name is Juan Ignacio Fernández and I am writing
from Málaga, Spain.

Attached you have a photo of Jupiter that I took on
March 21st at 00:35 UT from Malaga, using my Sony
camcorder and my MEADE LX200 10".

The final photo is the enhanced average of the best 141
single shots, using Astrostack.

I posted this photo yesterday but I did it in the wrong
place. Charles has kindly told me this is the correct
thread.

Clear skies
Juan Ignacio

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#13 Charles

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 04:34 PM

Jupiter the night of the Triple Transition

Charles Hover
Enterprise Al
0341UT
Callisto had already transitioned and Ganymede and Io are approaching the Transition.
Taken with TOA-130, TV PowerMate 2x and a Phillips TouCam.
500 images stacked in Registax 2.0

Charles

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#14 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:37 PM

Hello Everyone,


Jupiter taken 28 March 9:00 PM CST from Shalimar Florida.
I used a Meade 12 inch LX200GPS, 3x Barlow, ToUcam, and an
IR cut filter. I managed to get this just before a nasty
fog bank rolled in and ruined an evening of great seeing.

This was 200 frames stacked and processed with RegiStax.

This is a improved version of the image I first posted.
My thanks to Charles Hover for taking the time to improve
the colors and detail of my original submission.


Kirk Vanden

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#15 gazerjim

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:24 PM

Jupiter w/ Io and Europa. March 30 UD, 03:45 UT, Celestron 9.25, 2X Televue barlow, Toucam II, 200 stacked frames from 900 AVI's captured in K3CCD and decompressed in VirtualDub. Aligned and stacked in Registax; Enchanced with wavelet Frames manually de-selected from final stack list. No post processing, except for text added in MS Paint.

Jim Fisher

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 12:55 AM

Ivan Gastaldo
03/30/2004 10:30PM
Meade 10" LX-200GPS
Shot at f/30, prime focus
1000 frames, stacked with Registax 2.0 and
processed with Photoshop 7.0

Shot taken at my house in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 09:16 AM

Start of the Triple

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:33 AM

Venus
Orion XT6
Canon Digital Rebel
Scopetronix DSLR Maxview

Stack of around 30 photos.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:33 AM

Venus
Orion XT6
Canon Digital Rebel
Scopetronix DSLR Maxview w/ 2x Barlow

Stack of around 30 photos.

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#20 chris go

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 08:48 PM

Here's my image of Jupiter on April 1. The GRS is rising. This was taken using a Celestron C8 SCT mounted on my AP900GTO mount working at f/30 with a Toucam Webcam

The exposure time of these images was 1/33sec, Gamma at 0, Gain 20% and White Balance Auto, at 5fps with my telescope working at f/30. 620 uncompressed images were stacked with 1.5 Resampling in Registax.

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#21 wes

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:23 PM

Hi,

Jupiter , 03/31/04
14.5 Starmaster working @F/30, Toucam Pro, 1/33 shutter,
10FPS, 5% Gamma, 45% Gain, 823 frames .

Wes Higgins
Tecumseh Oklahoma USA

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