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DIGITEC SPONSORED JUPITER PHOTO CONTEST

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#1 Echo

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 12:24 PM

Thanks to our special sponsor DIGITEC, we have a new competition this month. Please post your photos of Jupiter here.
Prizes are as follows:
1st place $300 gift certificate to Digitec
2nd place $150 gift certificate to Digitec
3rd place $75 gift certificat to Digitec

All photos must be original. Please include the following information:
Full Name
Town and Country where you reside
Date and Time of Photo
Equipment and Processing used

Good Luck everyone!
 

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 06:59 PM

Hi!!
I would like to submit my Jupiter Home Movie for consideration in your Jupiter contest. I created this animation back in March. It is actually 17 images of Jupiter shown in succession. Please go to this webpage to watch the flick. You will find all ther pertinent info there.
http://home.comcast....s/SPadowsx.html
THANKS!!
Steve "AstroGeek" LaFlamme
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
 

#3 Paul Lennous

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:17 PM

Okay, I'll give it a shot.
Name: Paul Lennous
Location: Austin, TX
When: March 29, 2004 9:00 PM EST (March 25, 2004 0300 UT)

Equipment:
Celestron Super C8 Plus (circa 1980)
Antares 2X Barlow
Creative Labs Webcam Pro EX

Processing:
500 images taken with Astrosnap
Best 295 stacked and minimum processing with Registax
Image is correct view

Moon shadows are of Europa (left) and Io (right)

Enjoy.

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#4 Oldfield

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:07 PM

How many photographs can we submit? Sorry if it's not the right thread to ask question.
 

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:30 PM

Here's one of my best Jupiter!

Date: April 14, 2004 11:47UT
Telescope: Celestron C8 mounted on an AP900GTO mount
Camera: Philips Toucam Pro Webcam
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Imager: Christopher Go

The exposure time of these images was 1/25sec, Gamma at 0, Gain 5% and White Balance Auto, at 5fps with my telescope working at f/30. 608 uncompressed images were stacked with 1.5 Resampling in Registax. Final processing with Photoshop.

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 10:34 AM

Hello all Here is my picture of jupiter Taken with a 9.25 Celestron and a Tocan Pro.. Their was high thin clouds when these pictures were taken ,,In the North East it has not been good at night... I procesed them with regiStax They might not be winners but it was the best I could do.. Thanks Joe :tonofbricks: Location: Torrington CT

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:56 PM

This image of Jupiter, Io and Europa was taken Feb. 19, 2004 from Cedar Key, FL during the Cedar Key Star Party. Taken with an A/P 10" mak/cass @f30 and a Phillips ToUcam. 400 frames processed in Keith's Image Stacker and Adobe Photoshop. An animation of 25 minutes of rotation captured during this session can be seen here:

http://www.greatarro...imation_med.gif

clear skies!
Alan Friedman
Buffalo, NY

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 06:37 PM

I'll give it a try too! Here is my very first attempt with a webcam, took it on April 30 from Idaho Falls, Idaho, 22:00. I used a Toucam Pro with a Celestron 9.25 SCT, f20, about 1200 frames stacked with Registax. Transparency was good, but quite a bit of turbulence. I believe the moon is Europa.

Thanks.

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#9 Oldfield

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:41 PM

I don't have quality but I hope I can have quantity.

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All taken with the instruments listed in the image, on a Giro alt-az tracking mount.
 

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 10:44 PM

This entry is just to show that you don't have to own a web-cam.... unless you want higher resolution pics!
Taken on 22Apr04 at 10:40 pm by Wade Knowles
from Mobile, Al. Best 17 frames of 73, taken with Orion XT10 Dob. and 7mm Univ. Optics HD. Sony DSC-V1, 800 iso, 1/60th shutter speed, at 4x optical zoom (f4.0). Images were stacked and processed with Registax2, background touched up with MS Paint.
Nudge, wait, click, nudge, wait, click, nudge, wait, click,... :foreheadslap:
 

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 10:15 AM

Greetings,

My name is Martin R. Howell and I took this picture of Jupiter around 0500UT on May 2, 2004, in Lake Stevens, Washington with a disposable 35mm camera which was on sale for less than four dollars. I hand-held it up to a 9mm eyepiece on my 12.5 inch Meade Starfinder dobsonian and clicked a few exposures hoping that one or two would capture the planet. . .a real task when not using an SLR camera! The next morning, I rushed the camera to a local drugstore for one hour developing of its contents and had the results put on a Kodak Picture CD. Choosing the best image, I then adjusted it as best I could with the accompanying Kodak EasyShare software. The tiny dot (somewhat smaller than a period) in the North Temperate Zone (bottom of image as this is an inverted view) is the shadow of a moon either in, or near, transit. I humbly submit the photo into the contest.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 10:54 AM

Vincent Bert
Solana Beach, CA, USA
30 Mar 2004, 0400 UT, Toucam Pro
C8 with 3X Televue Barlow, Processed in Registax 2 and Photoshop Elements

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:23 PM

Hi!

Outstanding images guys! I'll give it a shot too with my second (and the latest) image.

Vesa Kankare
Kotka, Finland
Taken at 30.04.2004
TAL-1 110mm f/7.3 Newton at f/22 (TAL 3x Barlow)
Orion SVP mount
Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000
183 1/5s exposures stacked in Registax, final processing in GIMP.

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#14 Echo

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:11 PM

Dino,
You need to add the required information for your photo to be accepted. Thanks!
 

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 08:14 PM

Hi,

Name: Wes Higgins
Date: March 31 2004 16:34 UT
Equipment: Starmaster 14.5 F/4.3,Televue 5x Powermate, Toucam Pro webcam
Capture: K3CCDTools, 10FPS, 50%Gain, 5% Gamma, 95% Saturation
Processing: 832 frames stacked in K3CCDTools, ImagesPlus,Photoshop 7
Location: Tecumseh Oklahoma USA

Thanks,

Wes

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 06:27 AM

Hi,

My name is william LT Ng from Hong Kong, and am new to this forum and would like to attend this competition.

Here is my entry.

Date & Time: April 30th, 2004 UT14:52
Telescope: home-made 12.5" F5 Newtonian + Powermate 5x
Camera: Philips ToUcam 740 pro
Exposure time: 1/25 s at 10 frames/second
Seeing: 4/10
Transparency: 5/10
No. of frame stacked: 622

Processing: Wavelets in Registax and final touch in Photoshop by stretching brightness/contrast, colour balance, level, unsharp mask & gaussian blur

Town & country: Hong Kong of China
Name of photographer: William LT Ng

Wish I could have a chance and hope you would enjoy my image.

Clear skies,

William LT Ng

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 10:16 AM

Glad to see you here, Mr. LT Ng!

One more from me, c8 with 2x barlow.

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:01 PM

Here's one of my best Jupiter!

Date: May 4, 2004 12:17UT
Telescope: Celestron C8 mounted on an AP900GTO mount
Camera: Philips Toucam Pro Webcam
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Imager: Christopher Go

The exposure time of these images was 1/25sec, Gamma at 0, Gain 5% and White Balance Auto, at 5fps with my telescope working at f/33. 600 uncompressed images were stacked with 1.5 Resampling in Registax. Final processing with Photoshop.

Please note little Io with hints of surface details!

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:50 PM

Hi,

I would like to post an entry in the Jupiter Photo Contest.
Name: George Hall
Town and Country: Dallas, Tx. USA
Date and time of Photo: 27 Feb. 2004 6:40 UT
Equipment: 12" LX200GPS, 3x Televue Barlow, ToUcam.
Processing: Reistax select (1500), align, stack, wavelet processing, Photoshop: unsharp mask, bright/contrast.

Thanks,
George

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 05:43 AM

This is my best jupiter in this season.

Full Name: Heiko Wilkens
Town and Country where you reside: Munich, Germany
Date and Time of Photo: 2004/04/26 21:00 UT
Equipment: 10" DK-Cassegrain, 2xBarlow used at 3x, TouCam 740pro
Processing: Giotto for stacking, PSP for final touch

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 05:56 PM

Good shots everyone! No chance for me, but it's my turn now.

Photographer - Kuba Malecki, Poznan, POLAND
Date - 5 March 2004, 22.10 UT
Taken with a ETX 90/RA (MC 90/1250) with 2x Barlow lens (at F=2500mm and f/27,8). Stack of 600 ToUcam Pro frames. Seeing conditions: great, about 9/10.

Pic was aligned and "weveleted" in Registax 2, than resized (up to 150%) in Photoshop and there processed more (bluring, sharpening, color adjusting).

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:21 PM

Hi all,

Here is my entry to the contest.

http://homepage.ntlw...dp_best_all.jpg

Jupiter Images, March 1st, 2004. 2201, 2255, 2351 UTC.

D.A Peach. South Bucks, UK. (51N 0.5W.)
11" Schmidt Cassegrain at F/31.
ATK-1HS CCD in RAW mode.

LRGB images exposures:

Luminance (no filter) ~600 x 0.10 secs.

Seeing good (Pickering 6-8.)
Transparency 5.0mag with mist/haze.
No wind. Moderate dew.

Altitude above Horizion: 37-46 degrees.
Processed in Registax 2, PSP 5 and Photoshop.

Best Wishes to all,

Damian Peach.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:19 AM

Wow! Some really incredible pictures here. :bounce:

Here's my try at it -

Taken around 10:30pm May 5, 2004 from my surburban driveway in Cypress, Texas, USA. I used a Celestron Nexstar 8 and a SAC7B camera. 600 frames stacked with Registax.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:19 PM

Welcome Damian!

You managed to pack so MANY DETAIL within such a small image scale!
 

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 11:30 PM

Level of competition is downright awesome!

James Fisher
Austin, TX
Jupiter image, 4-23-04 UD, 03:50 UT
Celestron 9.25 at f/20, toucam II with NIR filter, captured in k3ccd, processed in Registax from 954 raw frames, 425 stacked frames,1.5 resample, wavelet processed.
Seeing: good

Jim Fisher

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