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Vote for September 2016 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finalists

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Poll: Site-wide imaging/sketching contest Sept 2016 (50 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Erix


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:32 PM

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

Attached File  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

6x300" RGB

11x300" L

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany




DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing

Attached File  RRod.jpg   194.89KB   1 downloads



B150, Seahorse nebula in Cepheus

Photo details:

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

Date: 9/1-9/2/16

Glenview, IL



CCD Imaging & Processing

Attached File  SANDRO78.jpg   45.53KB   1 downloads



IC 434

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

Attached File  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.





Attached File  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.


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