Welcome to the September 2016 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 user base to vote on. The winning entry will be posted on the front page of the Cloudy Nights website for all to admire! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest. (Contest Rules)
Please choose your favorite from the entries below. The poll will remain open through Oct 18th at midnight. (I'm extending the length of the poll this month because I'll be unavailable until the 18th).
Here are the entries for September. Good luck to all the finalists!
Beginning and Intermediate Imaging
pedxing.jpg 158.72KB 1 downloads
13 August 2016
Celestron NexStar 8 SCT
Starizona f7.5 reducer/corrector
Avalon Linear FR
Astrodon LRGB filters
Processed in PixInsight
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing
RRod.jpg 194.89KB 1 downloads
B150, Seahorse nebula in Cepheus
Camera: Mod Canon T2i
Mount: Losmandy G11 with G2
Telescope: WO 98 with WO reducer FLATIV
Autoguider: Orion mini guider
Integration time: 6h
Subs: 36X10min + 20 Darks and 12 Flats
Calibration, registering and stacking: DSS
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Noel Carboni tools
CCD Imaging & Processing
SANDRO78.jpg 45.53KB 1 downloads
Télescope Celestron 9 au foyer
CCD QSI 540WSG, filter H-Alpha 7nm, guiding Atik 16IC
Exposition 9 x 1800 sec -30°C
Sandro 1 Observatory From Paris
January 15, 2012
Solar System Imaging & Processing
DismalScientist.jpg 65.65KB 1 downloads
June 9, 2016
Taken with a C14 EdgeHD on a CGEM DX mount. ASI120MM camera with RGB filter wheel + a televue 2x barlow. Taken in Columbia, SC.
PeterDob.jpg 183.07KB 1 downloads
The sketch was made on the 25th of August at around 21:35UTC (time to complete was probably around 2 hours). The location was Pejo in the Italian Dolomites at an elevation of 2000m and a stunning SQM of 21.5. I used my 18" f/5 Otte BinoDob with a couple of 22mm Naglers (104x) and Baader OIII filters, sketching with normal pencil on white paper and then inverting and elaborating the sketch on the PC.