April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

All Astro images are welcomed to enter. Win a Monthly Imaging Contest and you will automatically become eligible to enter the "Wall of Fame" contest. Winners of the "Wall of Fame" contest receive a coffee mug with their winning image!

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Forum rules
Your Choice, OPEN TARGET! Limited to ONE Entry Per Month, choose wisely grasshopper! YOU must take the photo with YOUR own equipment (No Telescope Rentals).

Each month a winning photo will be voted by registered users.
The winner of each month will be displayed on the front page of myastroimages.com for one month.
Winner's photo will be automatically entered in the "Wall of Fame" Coffee Mug Contest. (See viewforum.php?f=16)

Images must not exceed 800 Pixels wide when posted in the forums. Links are allowed off site to larger images.

Contest Starts on the 1st of each month, and ends on the last day of the month.

Monthly Imaging Contest Rules.

:clearsky: Two Consecutive Monthly Wins are the Max Allowed In a Row.
:clearsky: Limit of one "Wall of Fame" win per year. :coffee:

Monthly Win Rules
Situation:
Win TWO Consecutive Months,
"Sit Out" ONE Month to RESET.
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gardenfish
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April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:23 am

April 2018 Astrophotography Contest
Open Target!


Limited to ONE Entry Per Person, Per Month!

:clearsky: Good Luck! :clearsky:
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm

1/2 way through the month and no submissions yet. I am dealing with clouds and other issues but hope to get something in the next week or so. Somebody must have some clear skies somewhere to get a pic in for the month. Sean won 2 in a row so he's out giving the rest of us a fighting chance.

My new QSI6120 should arrive soon so I am hoping for some clear skies to get my monthly submission. Lets see some pics coming in and have a great April showing!!!


Rick
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by h2opolo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:30 pm

I'll be happy to toss an image!
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:29 am

I actually went out and caught a few shots of Markarian's Chain. But I lost many frames due to tracking on a galaxy and not a star! ROOKIE!
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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 am

What sub times were you shooting? I may try this weekend with the new QSI6120.
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Tue May 01, 2018 4:27 am

And the winner is.......... :16:
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

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h2opolo
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Re: April 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by h2opolo » Wed May 02, 2018 2:06 pm

You told me I could not upload one this month. bummer
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com

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