JUNE 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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Please Vote For Your Favorite Image!

Poll ended at Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:02 pm

IC 4603 - Rho Ophiuchi by tcorridan
2
29%
IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk by gardenfish
4
57%
NGC 7000 - North American Nebula by tseckler
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:31 am

JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest



Time for the June 2018 Astrophotography Contest. Can you believe we are almost half way through the year? There are some nice targets starting to show up in the night sky. And some nice Planet viewing going on this month. Maybe we will see some IC 1396Planet pics this month :15:

Open Target!

Limited to ONE Entry Per Person, Per Month!

:clearsky: Good Luck! :clearsky:
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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi Everyone,

Does anybody know what has happened with the monthly imaging contest? Interest seems to have waned recently.

Terry.

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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:35 am

I have had weeks of clouds and other stuff. I got an image last month but no one else. I will probably get on for this month also. Have you gotten any decent shots lately? I have not seen much even in the imaging section.

Rick
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Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm

Okay, I'll start it off. Here's my effort for the month. Come on everyone enter some images and make a contest of it.

Rho Ophiuchi (IC 4603) is a brilliantly coloured interstellar cloud complex, one of the most vibrant and colourful nebulas in space and the closest star-forming region to the solar system. It is located approximately 460 light-years away from Earth. (Can anyone let me know how "Rho Ophiuchi" is pronounced?)
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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 pm

Nice. Ill have my Elephants Trunk after I get a little more time on it :smile111:
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

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QSI6120WSG-8
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ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Ok here is my Elephant's Trunk. Taken on 2 consecutive Sundays. Fist time I have tried the Trunk. Took the pics in the new Roll off Observatory. It is up and running. Still work to do but usable. Stats or on the Astrobin link

https://astrob.in/351792/B/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus and is about 2,400 light years away.
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Rick
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by tseckler » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:03 pm

My North American Nebula. https://www.astrobin.com/353482/?nc=user" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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June 2018 Astrophoto of the month

Post by gardenfish » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:58 pm

Nice, we have three entries for June

1st) tcorridan'S Rho Ophiuchi (IC 4603)

2nd) gardenfish's Elephant Trunk

3rd) tseckler's North American Nebula
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

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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:03 pm

Time to Vote for your Favorite Image!!!!
Clear Skies!
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Re: JUNE 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:50 pm

Way to go! We got 7 votes in this month on 3 images. Let's try and get at least 4-5 images for July and get the voting even higher.
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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