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Vote for March 2017 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Finalists

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#1 Greg K.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

Welcome to the March 2017 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 April 15th at midnight.

Here are the entries for March. Good luck to the finalists!

Beginning and Intermediate Imaging
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Messier 81
8 inch GSO RC scope
MyT mount
QSI683 camera lodestar OAG
astrodon LRGB filters
Taken from my back yard in Canadensis PA, Feb 27 2017
Processed 100% in PixInsight
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Auriga constellation.
Oct 4th, 2016 near the Lesachtal town, Austria
Pentax 6x7 camera with homemade vacuum film holder
Takumar 105mm lens at f/4
Stack of 2 35min shots on Kodak E200 film
Polar alignment by the PARot program
Image taken and processed by Michal Bilek (Michal1)
DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing
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Mosaic of the Orion Constellation and surrounding nebulosity.
Camera:  Canon 6D (Modified)
Lens:  Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro
Aperture:  f/4
ISO:  1600
Subs:  60x90" per Panel.  2 Panels total.
Location:  Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, NM
Date:  01/27/2017

CCD Imaging & Processing
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Cristina Cellini
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Apo AG70/350
QSI583wsi cooled -25
Astrodon RGB GenII E-series filters
RGB: R (15x60"), G (15x60"), B (15x60") - Binning2
Acquired with: MaximDL5
Calibrated with bias, dark and flat
Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Paint Shop Pro X9 and Topaz plug-in.
SQM 20.10

Solar System Imaging & Processing
Attached File  post-268327-0-98840900-1490390970.jpg   43.78KB   5 downloads
Mount: Orion Atlas Pro
Scopes: Celestron NS11 SCT @ F/6.3, Explore Scientific 127CF Triplet APO @ F/7.5
Camera: Canon EOS 70D DSLR, unmodified
Shots: 852 frames (17GB of RAW data)
Final Resolution: 20000x5400
Software: DSLR Controller for Android, Canon DPP4, Hugin, homebrew stacking software, Registax, Adobe LR6, GIMP 2.9.2 Dev Version, SkySafari 5 Pro for shot planning
Locations: Albuquerque NM and Sedona, AZ
Attached File  post-6905-0-83702800-1491105491.jpg   412.35KB   5 downloads
Lunar Craters Hipparchus, Albategnius, & Klein
Name: Cindy L. Krach
Location: Kula Maui, Hawaii
Date: 5 March, 2017 0700 UT (4 March, 2017 2100 HST)
Telescope: 12.5" Portaball reflector
EP: 6.7mm Explore Scientific, 254X
Medium: Black ArtAgain paper, white & black charcoal pencils, white charcoal stick

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