December 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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MikeM
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December Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:40 am

December 2018 Astrophotography Contest



I know this is late, but it's time for the December 2018 Astrophotography Contest.

Lets get out into some clear skies and have fun :clearsky:

Open Target!

Limited to ONE Entry Per Person, Per Month!

:clearsky: Good Luck! :clearsky:
Clear Skies!
Mike

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:42 am

So no one entered any images for November - I don't know if it's because no one had the time or no one really cares anymore. I put one up for December even though I know it's a difficult time of the year due to holidays and such. We will see what happens....
Clear Skies!
Mike

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by Europa » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Sky is not cooperating :rain:

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:05 pm

Come on everyone. I don't want to be the only one entering an image this month. This is my latest.
NGC 2359.jpg
NGC 2359.jpg (158.75 KiB) Viewed 383 times
Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Canis Major about 12 thousand light years from Earth. It gets its glow from a massive star located in the centre of the bubble. This star is an unstable but extremely hot star thought to be in a brief pre-supernova stage of evolution. Interactions with a nearby large molecular cloud are thought to have contributed to its more complex curved, bow-shock shape.

36 x Ha at 480 seconds
31 x OIII at 480 seconds
22 x SII at 480 seconds

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Terry, if I only had your skies! Or weather for that matter. I've been plagued with nothing but rain and/or clouds for almost a month! I was hoping to get a break now that the winter is upon us but not yet.
Clear Skies!
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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:19 am

Hi Mike,

I live in the north of New Zealand and yes, I have been lucky with the weather recently. Not so in the south where they have been getting lots of rain. Ruined the cherry crop, apparently. But I also get my share of bad weather at times. The indigenous name for New Zealand is “Aotearoa” which translated means “The land of the long white cloud”. That just about says it all.

I hope you get some clear skies soon, Terry.

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:36 am

I am having trouble lately. Got a CEM120 mount that was not good so its going back and being replaced with a new CEM60EC. My laptop SSD filled one session and froze the laptop. The freeze corrupted some files in ascom which I got resolved but having trouble with autofocus.

So I think this holiday weekend I will set my other CEM60 back on the pier and re-install all the programs and drivers to see if I can get autofocus working again and if I can I will try to get something to compete.

Awesomes shot of Thors Helmet Tc :thumbup:

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:21 am

Thanks, Rick,

But we need some more images submitted. I hate having the only image for the month.

Sorry to hear about your equipment problems. I hope you get it sorted soon.

Terry.

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Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Post by Craig » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:15 am

Congrats Terry looks like you win by default . Beautiful shot of thors helmet
Craig

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