July 2013 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.

Vote For Your Favorite May Image!!

Poll ended at Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:59 am

Sol with Flares by rray6
2
10%
M31 by barefootpete
4
19%
m7 by Luiz
0
No votes
M11 by Luiz
0
No votes
M20 by jsigone
1
5%
M16 by jsigone
3
14%
IC1396 by Paramount
8
38%
IC1318 by Paramount
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by barefootpete » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:59 pm

By the way. Wonderful images Luiz! :thumbup: Welcome! hope to see more of your stuff in the future :thumbup:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:42 pm

barefootpete wrote:Aloha.


Just uploaded a new version of my M31 (above). I hope you all like it because its my last one :5: :21: . sorry for the photo juggling :7:
Looking good Pete! I like the deep blue, the lower left has a green gradient, have you tried HLVG? That may help your lower left corner...still a great image as is...i'm nit picking now. :smile111:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Luiz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:34 am

Thanks Pete. Congratulations for your great work!
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by jsigone » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:24 pm

my 1st image this yr, having a baby changes things a bit, but she sleeps through the night and I seem to have more energy.
Just a quickie for me, as I wanted to complete a image in one night in my small southern window. Kinda forgot how to process my images but I think this is close :shrug:

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G:3x5min
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:52 pm

You know Jeff, that's one target that I haven't caught yet! You did a great job for not processing in a while. I know what you mean...you stop for one month, and you forget everything! I'm glad to hear your baby daughter is doing well and sleeping through the night! That's a bonus! The next thing you'll be wishing for is not having to buy diapers! Congrats on a fine image! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by jsigone » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:23 am

thanks doug, I can deal with paying for diaper....daycare on the other hand...not some much.

Got a bit over an hr of data on this one before it hit the flip. First time imaging the Eagle w/ the CCD, I wasn't sure how the framing would look. I'm pretty pleased w/ the results. It's so bright, it was a challenge to give it depth with only B&W. Thanks for looking

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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Paramount » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:49 am

Here are my two entries for July. One is IC1318 and the other IC1396 both taken with the FSQ106ED and Proline 16803, each with about 9 hours of total exposure time
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:07 pm

Wow Gordon! Two stellar photos! Congrats on the fine images! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Luiz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:29 am

Hello,

I have just uploaded new reprocessed versions of my two images, M7 and M11 (above). Thanks for your patience!
Cheers,
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by jsigone » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:48 pm

Lots of nice images, gonna be a tough vote!!
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:31 am

jsigone wrote:Lots of nice images, gonna be a tough vote!!
:thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:59 am

Submissions Closed! Poll is up, Please Vote!
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by kinetric » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:07 pm

This was a tough contest!

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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by rray6 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:12 pm

Very difficult to choose this time. Some excellent images by all of you. Can I have multiple votes this time, Doug?

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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:24 pm

I hear you! I haven't decided yet, but I have to select one. :15:
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by barefootpete » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:20 am

This is certainly the stiffest competition since I have joined the forums. Good luck to all!
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by barefootpete » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:08 am

Congrats Paramount, nice win with a nice image!
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Re: July 2013 Astrophotography Contest

Post by Doug » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:16 am

Wow! This one was a tough contest. Congrats to Gordon!

Again thanks for all the terrific images entered this month. It seems everyone is getting some! :5:

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