Imaging/Sketching Contest Submissionss - October
Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:12 PM
Mods, please post winning forum entries here.
(sorry for the late thread creation, I've been out of town)
Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:13 AM
Loc: Washoe Zephyr Observatory
Date/Time: October 14th-25th 2006.
Orion 80mm ED on CGE.
SBIG ST2000XM Astrodon filter set.
R=7x10m;G=7x10m;B=7x10m 210 minutes total data.
Temerature at -15c.
All Data was acquired in CCDSoft. 8x10 darks median combined in Maxim D/L as calibration set points. Each red, green and blue were stacked and combined in Maxim D/L after the images were calibrated. Color combined in PS, with levels and curves. Astronomy Tools plug in to reduce star size and reduce halo's. Paintshop Pro provided final image scaling and reduction as well as output to JPEG. And it couldn't have been done without the help and guidance on my first color image proccessing from the fine folks of CN!
Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:15 AM
However, I can already see that they will be back with a vengeance in next month's poll!
Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:08 AM
Subject: Aristillus and Autolycus Rukl: 12
Date: 10-13-06 Start: 9:15 UT End: 10:50 UT
Lunation: 20.90 days Phase: 277.5 deg Illumination: 56.5%
Colongitude: 164.8 deg Lib. in Lat.: -5 deg 40 min Lib. in Long.: +7 deg 39 min
Seeing: Antoniadi III-IV with 30 seconds of Ant. II every 20 minutes
Weather: Clear early, turning to occasional clouds mid to late during session, 10-15 knot winds late.
Telescope: 12" Meade SCT F10
Binoviewer: W.O. Bino-P with 1.6X Nosepiece.
Eyepieces: W.O. WA 20mm Plossls
Lunation: 18.48 days Phase: 311.1 deg Illumination: 82.9%
Colongitude: 133.7 deg Lib in Lat.: -3 deg 53 min Lib in Long.: +5 deg 12 min
Sketch medium: White and black Conte' Crayons on black textured Strathmore paper.
Sketch size: 18" x 24"
Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:15 AM
an experiment of high resolution deep imaging.
HorseHead nebula Ha luminance, taken from Rome city, Italy.
20.3 hours of integration, selecting the best 61 images from 75, 20 minutes subexposure for each frame. Taken in 8 nights.
Vixen Visac f/9 on Celestron CGE
SBIG ST10 XME with CFW-8A
Ha:61x1200sec bin1x1 (13nm)
Attached a low resolution version.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:29 AM
NGC 1977, M43, M42:
Taken on Oct 30, 2006
Minolta X-370 35mm prime focus using Fuji Provia 400f positive (slide) film.
Single 15 minute exposure.
Camera mounted prime focus to my LXD 75, 10inch Schidmt/Newtonian @ f/4.
Autotracking done by Autostar Suite, manualing guided thru my Meade 90mm achro refractor.
Film pushed 2 stops by film lab.
Slide scanned by me on my Epson 620 scanner/printer.
Final processing done with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:04 AM