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October Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll

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#1 Greg K.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:09 AM

Welcome to the October 2006 Cloudy Nights Imaging/Sketching contest!

Each month the best images selected from the individual Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching forums will be presented for the userbase to vote on. The monthly winner receives the coveted Cloudy Nights t-shirt! At the conclusion of the poll, the entry with the highest total will be the winner of the contest..

Please choose your favorite out of all the images. This poll will remain open through the holiday weekend, and will end Sunday, November 26nd at midnight EST.

Here are the entries for October 2006!


MichaelW - Beginning Imaging
M33:
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.
No luminance.
Temerature at -15c.

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Rich Handy - sketching forum
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
Magnification: 244X
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"

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:20 PM

Great image for even an experienced photog, however, the sketch's seemingly photographic detail blows me away.
 

#3 paul hart

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:26 PM

Too bad I could only vote for one, they both blew me away.
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:44 PM

Nice work
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:49 PM

omg, both are so freakin good ... i seriously dunno which one to go with.
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 01:51 PM

Great image but had to go with the sketch,

Well done both.
 

#7 Mizar

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:05 PM

They're both winners as far as I'm concerned. Great job all.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:36 PM

I agree. Quite honestly both are just superb. Beginning imaging with results like that are just phenominal. Then the sketch...I can't help but keep looking at it and seeing what patience it must take to do this.

Excellent work.
 

#9 Jim D

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:46 PM

Not an easy choice at all - Well done for both!
 

#10 Wes James

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:47 PM

Man... you mean I can only vote for one??? You sure you guys couldn't spring forth with 2 T-shirts??? They were both so very good...
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:52 PM

Yeah. They both deserve T-shirts !

How can you choose between an apple and a banana ?!?

Brent.
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:01 PM

It is difficult to choose which one is the better since they are from two different fields of presentation, imaging (ccd) and sketching (drawing). Both are very nice!
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:05 PM

Hey Rich, great job. It took me a second to realize I was looking at a sketch and not a photo!
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:49 PM

Both are extremely well done, it was hard to pick one!!
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:56 PM

Great image - but I have to go with the scketch.

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#16 sunnynights

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:04 PM

-This was a hard contest and both are clear "winners." I am voting for the sketch partly because I have "been there" on one of my last tours of the moon and think this is a great example of the value of sketching rather than quickly observing. I'll bet Rich saw far, far more than I did, with greater depth and remembrance.
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

The moon sketch for me, I don't know why but it takes me back to my comic book days and stirs memories of wonder.

I'll get my coat!
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

What great entrants! :bow:
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 09:57 PM

Congratulations to the entrants for their achievements!
It would be nice to have separate categories for sketching and imaging.
~Don
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:00 PM

both are all excellent! a bit prefer M33
 

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:56 PM

I too like M33 better. But the sketch is excellent! :bow:
 

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 01:24 AM

The scetch in unbelievable! There's nothing wrong with the photo, but the drawing really represents the hand skills of Rich Handy. (Now I understand the name...)
 

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 04:38 AM

Very hard to compare they are both excellent in different ways. Finaly decided by saying which one would I hang on my wall? got to be the sketch
 

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:16 AM

After reading the details of the 2 images, I was stunned to see the drawing is 18" x 24"...that's a LOT of work and patience (as if processing the fine M33 image isn't!). Both are stunning images, and I agree that there should be a prize for each catagory for these two winners.
 

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:50 AM

Both are excellent. Keep up the good work.
 


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