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#1 Echo

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:52 AM

This month's challenge is M13!
All photos must be original. Please provide the following information with your entries:
Full Name
City and Country where you reside
Date and Time of Photo
Equipment and Processing utilized
 

#2 Blueshark928

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:46 AM

Wow! You were reading my mind. Too bad i dont get a clear shot of it until 3am. Thanks for the challenge.
 

#3 Charles

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 05:00 PM

That is a early bird M. I tried shooting it the other night but could not get a guide star on it.

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#4 Echo

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:30 PM

Y'all can blame Suk for the choice of targets! :slap:
 

#5 Blueshark928

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:42 AM

Oh sure, he gets the good view of it at midnight. ;)

How about next time, winner gets to pick the target?
 

#6 MarkK

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:01 AM

Be careful what you wish for. You have no idea who might win or what they might decide is a great target for all

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:09 AM

Omega Centauri!
 

#8 MarkK

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:19 AM

You see what you can get. I can just about image that one from home. So this would cut out most people to image. Or you can get something like NGC7000/IC5070 how many can image the whole thing or even most of it?
 

#9 Suk Lee

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:30 AM

I'd love to image Omega Centauri but it never gets high enough in Northern Cal...
 

#10 Blueshark928

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:35 AM

I'll do it. As long as Rboe is footing the tab for the plane tickets to Austrailia. I havnt accumulated enough Amex rewards points.
 

#11 MarkK

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:37 AM

I did it last WSP 2004 with a Tak FSQ106
Posted here
http://www.cloudynig...rt=7&thecat=526

I can just about get a good shot from home, since my observatory is 30' above the ground

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#12 Blueshark928

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:49 AM

Holy smokes, that is nice! Good job.
 

#13 Suk Lee

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:53 PM

I'll do it. As long as Rboe is footing the tab for the plane tickets to Austrailia. I havnt accumulated enough Amex rewards points.


Now there's a fantasy star party - the Cloudy Nights "Down Under" star party... Hmmm. I've got a couple of hundred thousand miles on United just sitting there...
 

#14 Tom L

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 04:26 PM

Folks, back on track, please. We will trim this post back to relevent posts only.
 

#15 DaveC

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 01:39 AM

guess ill start this one...

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Kent Washington
Taken April 22

M13 wide field
Orion Astroview 120ST
Losmandy GM8
Guided with ST-4
Orion Skyglow filter

6 x 5 mins @ ISO 800
Aligned and stacked in Registar. Adjusted in PS CS.

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#16 Charles

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 10:03 PM

Here is my first and last M13. I just like the nebulas more. After reprocessing, this is the best I could come up with. I should have reduced my time from 180sec exposures to 100 or 120. I kind of burnt the core on this one.

Anyway, this is a LRGB 16:24:24:28 minutes.
Charles Hover
Enterprise, Al
22/23 Apr 04
TOA-130, Sbig 10XME.

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#17 Charles

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:45 AM

Okay I lied, I thought the Crecent Nebula came up earlier so I had time to kill. Here is a better shoot of M13. The times on this is RGB 1200sec:1000sec:1200sec. Each image was 100 secs except Blue which was a 120 sec each. A larger version can be seen hear and if you look closely in the 2 oclock postion you'll see a galaxy.
http://www.cloudynig...&sort=1&thecat=
Charles

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#18 Suk Lee

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 04:38 PM

Hi-res of M13 shot over two nights, 80:69:30:39 minutes binned 1x1 all channels. The shot is heavily layered to bring out the periphery stars without burning the core.

Full resolution at http://www.cloudynig...&sort=1&thecat=

Suk Lee
Pleasanton, CA
3/31 and 4/25 2004
Mewlon 250, ST2000/CFW8/AO7

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#19 DJMcCrady

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Posted 01 May 2004 - 06:49 PM

Here's mine: 16 exposures, 2 minutes each with a Canon Digital Rebel at ISO 800. Taken through a Takahashi Sky 90 on a Losmandy GM-8, no guiding. Moderate moonlight.
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 01:13 PM

Wow DJ! Your pic makes me excited do do some more photography with my digital rebel.

Nice work!

matt
 

#21 ralon73

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 03:44 PM

I'm not even getting close to the work you guys are showing here :bow:, but I'll give it a try anyhow.

Raimond Lony
Landgraaf, The Netherlands
25th Apr 04
10" Newt, Nikon Coolpix 5700
8 images stacked in Registax and processed in Photoshop.

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#22 Blueshark928

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:57 AM

Dont feel bad Raimond, mines not all that great either. BUT, since its my first DSO captured and with my new Nikon D70, i like it.

Details on Pic

John Krawczyk
Crownsville, MD

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#23 TOMars

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 03:47 PM

Crazy to post this here, but my camera is limited to only 8 seconds, so this made me happy. AR-6, Sony DSC-S5-, 40mm Plossl, 30 images stacked and processed in Registax and Photoshop. Lancaster, CA. 04.26.04

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