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Vote for Oct 2016 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finalists

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Poll: Oct 2016 site-wide Imaging/Sketching contest poll (40 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Erix


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 04:37 PM

Welcome to the October 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 Nov 15th at midnight.


Here are the entries for October. Good luck to all the finalists!




Beginning and Intermediate Imaging


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NGC6888 Crescent Nebula w/ Soap Bubble.

Oct 4, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ


FLI ML16200 camera

Astrodon filters Ha (5nm), OIII (3nm), SII (3nm)

Ha - 32 x 1200s

OIII - 28 x 1200s

SII - 23 x 1200s

Processed in PixInsight

There really isn't much SII signal in this so it probably wasn't necessary to grab it.



DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing


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My submission is M33 taken with a Canon 6D mono modded.

Scope: 12" f/4 newtonian with a 2.5" 0.95x coma corrector
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000.
Camera: Canon 6D mono modded by Brent Oliver

The image consists of this data:

Baader Planetarium Luminance: 160x180" ISO1600

Baader R: 20x180" ISO1600

Baader B: 19x180" ISO1600

Baader G: 21x180" ISO1600

Baader Ha: 23x600" ISO1600

A total of 15 hours of imaging time over 3 nights in october 2016.

It was imaged at my observatory in Ihle, Norway.

Ole Alexander



CCD Imaging & Processing


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This is an image taken on the 3rd and 5th of September, 2016, from my backyard in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands. It shows NGC7822.

Telescope: TMB92SS

Camera: QSI583ws


Ha: 25x900s

OIII: 8x900s

SII: 19x900s



Solar System Imaging & Processing


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This is a high-resolution 17-tile mosaic of the waxing gibbous moon taken with my Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" and ASI120MC at f/6.3. Each tile is a stack of 1,000 frames. Manually rotated and layered in Photoshop. Being my first mosaic, it took me about 20 hours to get all the processing matched up and eliminate all the seams, but I'm really happy with all the detail, especially along the terminator.


Thanks for looking,


Captured 9/11/16 in Akron, OH





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I would like to take part with my sketch of M24 cloud, in Sagittarius. I used my 22x100 binoculars and it took me about an hour to make the whole sketch (then a bit more to edit with Gimp2), with black pencil over white paper.

Sketched on 9/8/16

Granada, Spain





#2 Thundermoon1994


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:50 AM

Hi everyone,


CN's photo size requirements mean that fine detail is often lost. I thought I'd share the full-res on Astrobin since that detail is what I really like in the moon photo.  :grin:







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