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#51 Oldfield

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:29 AM

June 2009 (M27) by darkforce:

Vixen VMC 260 L at 3000mm F11,5
Losmandy G11 Gemini L4 V1.5
SBIG STL 11000 M selfguided
Astronomik 2C HARGB
HA = 7x2200s = 3,5h

RGB each 5 x 600s and 2 x 900s

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:20 PM

July 2009 (Barnard 142/143) by Ozy:

- LRGB 300:100:100:100
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 5min subs @ bin2x2
- 10 hours total exposure
- Takahashi FSQ-106ED
- SBIG STL-11000M

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

August 2009 (M31) by RBA:

Location: Henry Coe State Park, California
Date: 8/15 and 8/16, 2009
Scope/CCD: FSQ106-EDX and STL11k
Exposure: L: 18x5' & 10x20', RGB: 10x5' each
Processing: PixInsight Core 1.5 and Photoshop CS3

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:05 AM

September 2009 (IC1396 with IC1396a) by Ozy:

Exposure
- LRGBHaOIIISII 180:60:60:60:480:480:480
- L 5min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 5min subs @ bin2x2
- Ha 15min subs @bin1x1
- OIII 15min subs @bin1x1
- SII 15min subs @bin1x1
- 30 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- Takahashi FSQ-106ED
- SBIG STL-11000M
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:08 AM

October 2009 (NGC 672 and IC 1727) by Tomvictor:

Meade 10" ACF @f/7 on EM-200
Artemis 4021 w/Astrodon
L:8x600.
RGB: 5x600 bin 2x2.
Ha: 5x600 bin 2x2

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:48 AM

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:52 PM

November 2009 (M33) by Jared:

M33 captured from Mill Valley, CA on September 26th/27th
Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO; SBIG STL-11000M; LZOS 152 Apochromat @ f/8
Seventy minutes luminosity; sixty minutes H-alpha; thirty minutes each RG&B
Captured in Equinox Image; data reduction and deconvolution in Maxim DL; post processing in Photoshop CS3

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:06 AM

December 2009 (NGC2146) by Ozy

Hyperion + STL11K
LRGB 300:120:50:100

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:42 AM

We have two winners for January 2010 (NGC 2237), this is the first one by Ozy:

LRGB 120:40:40:40

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:43 AM

We have two winners for January 2010 (NGC 2237), this is the second one by Agelos Kechagias:

Rosette from Corinthos-Greece

Telescope : S-w Maksutov Newtonian 190
Ccd : QHY 9
Mount : Neq 6 Pro
Guiding : S-w ed 80 + QHY 5
Exposures : bin 2x2 Ha 12x700,OIII 15x500,SII 10x700
Programs : Nebulosity - Maxim - Photoshop

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:48 AM

February 2010 Challenge (NGC 2264) by Ozy:

Exposure
- HaLRGB 240:480:240:240:240
- HaL 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 10min subs @ bin2x2
- 24 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- Starizona Hyperion 12.5"
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ Adaptive Optics
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:02 AM

March 2010 Challenge (M106) by Ozy:

Exposure
- LRGB 360:120:120:120
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 10min subs @ bin2x2
- 12 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- RCOS Carbon Truss 12.5" RC
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ AO
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

April 2010 by Ozy (M101)

Exposure
- LRGB 120:45:45:45
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 15min subs @ bin2x2
- 4.25 hours total exposure

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

May 2010 by john gretchen (M13)

from the night of 5-15-10
22x5 minutes lum
2x5 minutes ea. rgb
at8rc and qhy9

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:03 AM

June 2010 (M16 Eagle Nebula) by Gobart

TS Optics 90/600 triplet APO, on June 9 and 12, 2010.
Total exposure 90 minutes.
L=3x15 minutes (1x1),
R=2x10 minutes (2x2),
G=B=1x10 minutes (2x2).
QHY2Pro CCD, guided with QHY5 on Zeiss Sonnar 75/300 mm telephoto lens, EQ6 SynScan Pro mount.
Processing: MaximDL, PS, Neat Image.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:11 AM

July 2010 Challenge Entries (NGC6520 and B86) by astrogolfer

C14 2800mm
12 hours exposure
SXV-M25 IDAS filter

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:59 PM

We have two winners for August 2010 (Agelos Kechagias):

Location : Corinth-Greece
Telescope : Skywatcher ED120
Ccd : QHY 9
Mount : Eq6 Pro
Guiding : Finderscope 9x50 + QHY 5
Field flattener : Astrotech
Gain/Offset : 30% - 106
Temp : -25
Exposures : Ha bin 2x2 15x1200sec
OIII bin 2x2 20x600sec
SII bin 2x2 20x600sec
Palette : Ha=Green Oiii=Blue Sii=Red
Darks - bias - flats
applications : Nebulosity - Photoshop - Maxim - Dss - Pixinsight - Starry night - Phd - Eqmod with xbox 360 wireless controller.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:00 AM

We have two winners for August 2010 (hewholooks):

APM/TMB 130/780
QSI 583WSG
Astrodon 6nm Ha, 5nm OIII, 5nm SII
Ha 8x15min ;OIII, SII 11x15min All binned (1x1)
Imager Temp -10C
Field Flattener
Mach1GTO Mount
Ha data gathered 8-6-10. OIII and SII data gathered 8-29-10. Processed 8-30-10
Colormap: Ha=Green, OIII=Blue, SII=Red
Processed in CCDStack and CS3

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:40 PM

September 2010 Challenge Entries (NGC 6946) by majikthyze

Telescope: Celestron Edge HD14"
Camera: Apogee U16M
CFW: Apogee 7S
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Guiding: Astrodon Monster MOAG, Lumenera Skynx 2.0m, MetaGuide
Filters: Astrodon 4nm HA (50mm square), Baader LRGBI (50mm square)
Software: MaximDL, Custom, PhotoShop
Exposures: 21x15min L, 18x10min R, 19x10min G, 16x10min B, 8x20min HA

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:49 AM

We have two winners for October 2010 M33, Tyler Allred:-

Scope: AP 130 Starfire EDF at F/6
Mount: Lomandy G-11/Gemini
Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVF-H16
Filter Wheel: Finger Lakes Instrumentation FLI CFW-2-7
Filters: Optec
MaxIm DL 5, CCDStack 2, PixInsight 1.6, Photoshop CS3

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:51 AM

We have two winners for October 2010 (M33), by evansg:-

Scope: Skywatcher Equinox ED120
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Camera: ATIK314L Mono
Filters: Baader LRGB + Ha 7nm
Guiding: SSAG + TS-OAG9
Total Exposure: 7h
Processed: CCDstack, Photoshop cs, Pixinsight
Location: Lakonia, Greece

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:47 PM

November 2010 Challenge (NGC 1275) by majikthyze:

This is significantly cropped and is at 50% size. Original version is at:

http://www.flickr.co...@N02/5205133501

This was 11x20min L, 11x10min R, 9x10min G, and 4x10min B.
Scope is the Celestron Edge HD 14" SCT.
Camera is the Apogee U16M.
Filters are Baader 50mm square LRGB.
Guiding was with Astrodon Monster MOAG, Lumenera Skynyx 2.0M, and MetaGuide software.
Processing was with some custom software, MaximDL, and Photoshop.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:03 AM

December 2010 (IC342) by evansg:

Vixen VC200L
ATIK 314L mono
Baader LRGB Filters
Total exposure: ~ 7h
Greece

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:42 PM

January 2011 Challenge (M1) by Ozy:

Exposure
- LRGB 240:120:120:120
- L 15min subs @ bin1x1
- RGB 15min subs @ bin2x2
- 10 hours total exposure

Equipment Used
- RCOS Carbon Truss 12.5" RC
- SBIG STL-11000M w/ AO
- Paramount ME
- Astrodon Gen 2 Filters

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

February 2011 (NGC 2359) by bill w:

FS102 @f/6 astrodon 5nm Ha, 3nm OIII filters, SX H9
HA 32x20 min, OIII 22x20 min,
2/12-28/2011, los alamitos, CA
fair seeing, bortle white skies

calibrated, combined, ddp, light local adaptive filter for contrast in maxim, then to PS for final curves, saturation, DSN reduction, hot pixel stomping and crop.

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