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Congratulations DismalScientist - Winner of Sept 2016 Imaging/Sketching contest!

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#1 Erix

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:46 AM

Please join me in congratulating DismalScientist for winning the Sept 2016 site-wide Imaging/Sketching Contest with his superb Mars image! :bow: :applause:

 

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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.

 

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#2 pedxing

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:01 AM

Very nice, that is an incredibly detailed image.

 

Well-deserved win, IMHO. :D



#3 PeterDob

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:16 AM

Also my sincere and well-deserved compliments. Awesome image!

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#4 jim kuhns

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:09 PM

Out standing Image. It is so good I can almost canals  :nojoints:.  



#5 DismalScientist

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:14 PM

Thanks, everyone!  :)



#6 Starman27

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:56 AM

Excellent! Well earned win.



#7 Rick Woods

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:55 AM

Good Lord, I thought you were saying this is a sketch!

Fantastic image, almost Hubble quality!

If only the old-timers (Lowell, Schiaparelli) could have seen this...

 

 

(Edit: I should also point out the many contrast features that could be interpreted as "canals" by an observer without the benefit of modern imaging technology and access to information. Not imagination or hallucination - just not canals.)


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#8 Crow Haven

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:44 PM

So beautiful!



#9 Stelios

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

Like out of a science-fiction movie. So real it's unreal. Bravo!



#10 Mike Conley

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 02:31 PM

Congrats, well deserved .  Beautiful image.



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:36 AM

:bow:

 

I think I'll put the image on a screen on the mantelpiece and aim my ED80 at it. :grin: With 24 continuous days of rain so far, this may be about the only planetary observation I can do this year.

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:41 PM

WOW!!! Absolutely stunning :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:25 AM

Awesome image - it's amazing that amateurs are rivalling what professional astronomers were able to do as little as 20 years ago, and with much smaller instruments.  




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