Welcome to the December 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. Because we had a tie-breaker in the DSLR forum, the poll will remain open through January 17th at midnight.
Here are the entries for December. Good luck to the finalists!
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing
RRod.jpg 484.02KB 3 downloads
LBN 437 (Dorshner-Gurlter 187). Nebula in Lacerta
Date: December 2, 3 and 5th
Place: Green Bay and Pulaski, WI
This picture is a combination of RGB and Ha to enhance SH126
Camera: Mod Canon T2i and Mod B&W canon Xsi
Telescope: WO 98mm + FLAT4 reducer
Mount: Losmandy G11
Autoguider: Orion SSAU + 50mm Orion finder
RGB: 7h total integration time, 4 and 8min subs ISO 1600 and 800. 15 Flats, 20 darks and 15 bias
Ha: 4h total integration time, 25 min subs ISO 1600.
Acquisition: EOS backyard
Calibration, alignment and stacking: Registar and DSS
Solar System Imaging & Processing
Joshiewowa.jpg 151.35KB 3 downloads
Mare Imbrium Mosaic 12/8/16
Logitech Quickam Fusion
8" Meade LX90
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA