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DIGITEC SPONSORED JUPITER PHOTO CONTEST

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#26 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:48 AM

Hi Oldfield,

The image scale wasnt that small really - around 0.13" pixel.

Best Wishes,

Damian
 

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:37 AM

Hello,

Here is my best jupiter this season:
http://planets.lamos...eb23_04_Two.htm
Image shoot on Feb.23rd
Equipments: 12.5" F6 Newtonian with Pegasus Optics. Televue 3x Barlow, ToUcam
Processed with registax and Photoshop.

Clear skies,
GY
http://planets.lamost.org


Gy, this post was over 1MB...60KB is the max...next time do an attachment.

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:19 PM

Bryan Shell
Colorado Springs, CO
Meade LX200GPS 10"
LPI min. quality 90%, 70 pics stacked
May 7th, at or around 9:30pm MST

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#29 TOMars

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 03:25 PM

Put some money behind it and people come out of the woodwork. Mr. Peach, I think it a bit comical that it says "newbie" anywhere near your name, same goes for Gu Yu. Anyhow, heres my attempt with my economy gear.

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#30 rydberg

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:41 PM

Well, I had to jump in here too. Yesterday I installed the latest version of my webcam software (logiteck quickcam pro 4000), and that seems to have fixed some problems. What you see is my first image of Jupiter with my new Orion Apex 127mm on an astroview mount.
Marco Ciocca
Richmond, KY.
Apex 127mm Mak
2xbarlow (f/24 approx)
quickcam pro 4000
frames captured with k3ccdtools
stacked and wavelet-ed with registax 2
200 frames out of 250
good seeing
warm night

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:29 AM

Hello Tom,

AFter thinking about your comments and looking at all the entries the way this contest has been set-up is flawed.

The huge variance in quality and intrumentation used makes judging this contest fairly to everyone just impossible (and this comes from someone who views thousands of Jupiter images each apparition.)

This contest should have been set-up with two categroies, for beginner and advanced levels of observer, as to be fairer to everyone entering. I would be interested to hear the views of the web page managers/others on these points.

In all honesty, i think Myself and Gu Yu should perhaps respectfully withdraw our entries from this contest as it stands at present.

Best Wishes,

Damian
 

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:30 AM

Hello Damian,

I completely agree with you! Also I like to complain about the rule for limiting image size under 60k. I noticed Mr. Peach and my image has been reduced to a much smaller scale. I understand there are peoples with slow internet connections. But as an image contest, everybody should post the best quality possible. Otherwise it will become an image compression contest.

Clear Skies,
GY
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:35 AM

You may post a link to a larger image if you feel that 60k does not do your photo justice. This competition was generously sponsored by Digitec with three prizes and is for all levels of photographers.
 

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:31 PM

Hi,

The equipment Damian and Yu Gu obtained their images with fall well within the amateur arena. The quality images they obtain are a result of their skill and level of commitment. I welcome the opportunity to see the possibilities and hope these individuals (and others who are submitting excellent work) stick around and share their techniques, images and comments.

Here is my effort:

Stacy Brewer
4/24/2004 From Woodinville WA, USA
Mini DV Camcorder
11" SCT, 15mm Plossl.
Processed in Registax2 and PhotoShop

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:55 PM

Hi first pic cut off for some reason---here's another try--

Takahashi TOA-130.em200 temma 2 mount
sbig st2000xm with cfw
RGB 10 exp ea .009 seconds (added)
televue 4x powermate
Processed with Maxim
April 15, 2004
Redlands, California

Jim Lafferty

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#37 JimP

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:18 PM

Hello,
I think I did somethinmg wrong. I'll try again.

Jim Phillips
Charleston, SC, USA
8" F/9 TMB apo, 3X Barlow
K3Tools, Registax, Adobe Photoshop

Taken May 7, 2004
AVI 8:45-8:48 EDT (0:45-);48 UT May 8, 2004)

Thanks for looking,

JUim Phillips

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:38 PM

Superb Images everyone!

Here's mine...

Jim Phillips
Charleston, SC, USA
8" F/9 TMB apo. 3X Barlow
K3Tools. Registax. Photoshop.

Thanks!

Jim Phillips

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#39 Tom L

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:29 PM

YuGu, if you click on the attachment link, the original size is displayed. By ataching a file instead of inserting an image, you get a smaller version that is managable and the larger version is still available.
 

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:33 PM

Taken by me (David Smulsky)
April 28, 2004 9:00PM
Wynantskill NY, USA
190 frames stacked and processed in Registax 2
Scope: Celestron 114GT (no tracking this time) 4.5" Newt
ToUcam 840K w/2x Barlow

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:50 PM

I guess if this contest is supposed to motivate us to hone our skills, it's working. I sat down after my first submission and worked on another batch of pics. This is the result. (I also visited Digitec's site.... I found lot's of stuff I could use a gift certificate on... :grin:)

Wade Knowles
Mobile, Alabama
10:09 - 10:14pm on 22April, 2004
Orion XT-10, UO 7mm HD Ortho, Sony DSC-V1, Registax2
Best 11 frames out of 93, 800iso, 1/60th shutter speed, 4 X optical zoom.

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#42 JimP

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 06:03 PM

Hello,
Great images everyone!
Here's mine:
Jim Phillips
Charleston, SC
8" F/9 TMB apo. 3X Barlow
K3Tools. Registax. Photoshop.
May 7, 2994 8:45-8:48 EDT (0:45-0:48 UT, May 8, 2004).

JIm Phillips

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 06:15 PM

Adding my $.02, I'm in awe of many of your entries.
Regarding the categories issue, I know I don't have a snowball's chance, but you never know what criteria the judges will be using. And, the fun for me is in presenting the results of my best effort with the equipment and skills that I have and comparing it to everyone elses best. I know I'm way outclassed compared to the web-cams, but it ain't bad for a still camera! (and it beats the heck out of my first Jupiter pics from 5 months ago!)
 

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:01 PM

Hi,

Greetings from the Dallas Texas area. I would like to submit my best Jupiter image of the season to the photo contest for consideration. It was taken on one of those rare nights when the seeing is excellent. The required information is provided below.

Name: Skip Waller
Town and Country: My backyard in Rowlett a suburb of Dallas, Texas USA
Date and Time: 11 January 2004, 5:55 AM CST
Equipment: 10" LX200GPS, 3x Televue Barlow, 740 ToUcam.
Processing: IRIS (~900 @ 15 fps), align, stack, wavelet processing, star collimation performed with barlow in place prior to imaging
PSP: unsharp mask

Thank you,
Skip Waller

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 08:30 AM

Hi, my submission to the contest:

Timo-Pekka Metsala
Location: Espoo, Finland
DateTime: 2004-03-31 19:38UT
Equipment: Newton 8" f/5, 2xBarlow, Atik ATK-1C camera, IRB-filter
Processing: K3CCDTools, Registax, Gimp

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:14 AM

This is posted for Jim Phillips at his request due to errors when he tried to upload the photo.

Jim Phillips
Charleston, SC
8" F/9 TMB apo. 3X Barlow
Philips Toucam Pro
K3 Tools. Registax. Photoshop
May 7, 2004 8:45-8:48 EDT (0:45-0:48 UT, May 8, 2004).

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:42 PM

Hi again everyone,

Some really interesting entries - especially from those using small telescopes

Just a couple of nights ago i had some very good seeing (the first time in many weeks) and captured some these

http://homepage.ntlw...0rgb_1954ut.jpg

http://homepage.ntlw...0rgb_2102ut.jpg

Same equipment/processing as my last post. You can see how much the Planet has changed since March, as these images show the same region as the March 1st images.

Good luck to everyone.

Best Wishes,

Damian

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:31 AM

Second offering:
Jupiter, Io and Europa. 3-30-04 UD, 03:12 UT,
Celestron 9.25 with Televue 2x barlow: f/20; Toucam II, captured in K3CCD, 1/25 sec.,5fps, gain at 10% gamma at 10%, saturation at 100%; aligned and stacked in Registax, 1.5x resample, 300 stacked frames; wavelet processed in Registax, "evenly 3x3" filter.
Jim Fisher
Round Rock, TX, USA

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:03 PM

excellent post, Jim
 

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 10:59 AM

Hi,

Would like to submit one more entry to the contest.

Date & Time: March 11th, 2004 UT 14:08
Telescope: home-made 6" F5 Newtonian + Powermate 5x
Camera: Philips ToUcam 740 pro
Exposure time: 1/25 s at 10 fps
Seeing: 6/10
Transparency: 6/10
No. of frame stacked: 620

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

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

Hope you would enjoy my image, and wish I could have a chance to win the prize.

Clear skies,

LT

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