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December Imaging/Sketching Contest Results

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#1 Greg K.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:29 PM

The winner this month: Paul Rix!

"As for details, I used my 10in LX200 Classic (F10), and a Phillips SPC900NC webcam. I decided to use 20 frames per second despite the image compression (I figured that more frames = more chance of capturing something). Exposure I guaged by using Deneb (it was guesswork really). Sliders for both exposure and gain were at about 50% I think".Posted Image


Congratulations Paul!

#2 frank5817

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:12 AM

Congratulations Paul,
This is a spectacular photo, I marvel at what you had to have in place to capture such a clean image with precise timing. All of the entries were so amazing,Hess,Beetlejuice and Sally congratulations to you all, in my book you are all complete winners. :)
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#3 Paul Rix

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Greg and Frank (and all those who voted). The other entrants this month were all absolutely stunning :bow:. Certainly they are all easier on the eye and required much greater investment of time to achieve than my fuzzy snapshot. I was very lucky that everything fell into place - an almost perfect pass (maxing out at 82 degrees above the horizon), less than an hour after separation, clear skies and the fact that I was able to get home with enough time to set everything up without needing to rush too much (you never can tell if passengers will arrive on time or make you wait). Then there was the camera settings. On previous attempts at the ISS I used Jupiter as a focus and exposure aid. This time I had to make do with a star of similar magnitude. So, a lot of luck was involved. I think it will be quite a long time before I manage to get another shot like that, but I will keep trying. It would be interesting to see what results could be achieved with a DMK camera running at 30 frames per second or more.

#4 SallyR

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:00 PM

Many congratulations Paul :) :jump: Your ISS/shuttle image capture is so cool it's positively cryogenic! :cool:

Congratulations to Hess and Beetlejuice too for those spectacular astrophotos! :waytogo:

#5 Jaycin

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:16 PM

Congratulations Paul! :applause:

That was one heck of an awesome catch!

#6 SGT500

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:30 AM

Congrats Paul, Great shot! :bow: :whee:

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:51 PM

Congrats Paul - that's a once-in-a-lifetime shot!

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:55 PM

Yay Paul! :bounce:

#9 Redfish

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:16 PM

Awesome picture. Would you actually be able to see this event visually?

#10 Paul Rix

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:09 PM

Thanks again everyone :). I have spent some time playing with the image, using Pete 'thelittleman' Morris' Photoshop actions. I managed to pull out some extra detail on the Shuttle and increased the size. I think the ISS may have suffered a little in this process though.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:18 PM

Congrats Paul, that is an AWESOME shot!!! :bow:

#12 RobertED

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:48 PM

:shocked: W-O-W!!!!!! UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!

#13 rumples riot

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:20 AM

Nice shot and congrats on the win.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:22 AM

Cograts Paul. Amazing shot. One to remember.

#15 JanS

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:37 PM

WOW! :bigshock: X-p :bigshock: X-p :bigshock: X-p Great shot! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

#16 Dain

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:41 PM

Wow, now that is some really, really cool stuff right there. What a great shot!

regards,

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#17 NDR

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:18 AM

that is a great picture !

#18 N7XW

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:17 PM

That picture is great. I cant wait until I can take similar ones!

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