January 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 Feb 17, 2019 7:40 am

The Pelican by h20polo
1
20%
NGC 3372 by tcorridan
2
40%
NGC 2174 by gardenfish
1
20%
Ribblehead Viaduct by Paramount
1
20%
 
Total votes: 5

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January Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:14 pm

January 2019 Astrophotography Contest


A new year is upon us and hopefully some members have images to share. If so, post them up here!


Open Target!

Limited to ONE Entry Per Person, Per Month!

:clearsky: Good Luck! :clearsky:
Clear Skies!
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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by h2opolo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:28 am

Pelican Nebula

22x1200 HA
31x1200 OIII
27x1200 SII

Stellarvue 130 EDT on Losmandy G11g Mount with QSI 683 and Astrodon Filters
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PELICAN_FINAL3 copy.jpg
PELICAN_FINAL3 copy.jpg (198.53 KiB) Viewed 469 times
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, WO ED 102, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, Ioptron Sky Guider Pro, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683, ZWO ASI 294MC, Nikon D750, D5300
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by Craig » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:37 am

Stunning pelican image :thumbup:
Craig

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by h2opolo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 pm

Thank you Craig. That was my first shot with that Stellarvue 130
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, WO ED 102, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, Ioptron Sky Guider Pro, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683, ZWO ASI 294MC, Nikon D750, D5300
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:42 pm

Great image of the Pelican. Nice detail. Here's my effort for the month.
NGC 3372.jpg
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Eta Carina Nebula NGC 3372 is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. It is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies and lies at about 9,000 light years from Earth. The large central star is Eta Carina and is one of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky Way galaxy, about 90 times the mass of the sun. Eta Carina is increasingly unstable and likely to explode soon (soon being a relative term in astronomy - within a million years or so).

Ha - 37 x 360 seconds
OIII - 24 x 360 seconds
SII - 28 x 360 seconds

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:42 pm

I took this on Jan 3rd. First subs with the New ES127CF FCD100. It is the only thing I have shot in a while.

It is the Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174. It is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.

13 Ha - 8 SII - 11 OIII - all 600 seconds so only 5.3hrs.
Monkeysho-3.jpg


Thanks Rick
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Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

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G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by h2opolo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:45 am

Both are great images and both are on my bucket list. That's the first time I've seen Carina in anything but RGB. I did not know you could shoot Narrowband on it. I'm finishing up the gaming star and plan on the ole monkey boy next.


What's a monkeys head doing in space. He better watch out for pacman
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, WO ED 102, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, Ioptron Sky Guider Pro, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683, ZWO ASI 294MC, Nikon D750, D5300
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by Paramount » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi
Here is my entry for January, it is a single frame shot taken at Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales. I took it while I was doing some time lapse work on Sunday evening. This was taken with a Sony A7Sii and Samyang 12mm f2.8 fisheye lens. The exposure was 30 seconds at f2.8 and ISO 6400. I am stood by a monument at the viaduct with my head torch on where the residual beam has given a ghostly glow to the viaduct arch
Best wishes
Gordon
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Ribblehead Viaduct selfie small.jpg
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Currently using a Tele Vue NP127/FLI (Atlas/Centreline/PL16803) prototype imaging system. Paramount ME. OS Falco guide scope and SX lodestar.

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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by gardenfish » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:27 am

Wow four entries this month :jumphappy:


I cannot make a voting poll work for some reason. Hopefully Mike or Sean can get it going. Maybe run a couple weeks as traffic is light on site.

Rick
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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: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:44 am

Sorry for the delay, but the poll is up now. It'll run for 10 days and expire on February 17th. Please Vote!!!
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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:37 pm

Congratulations to tcorridan for a fabulous image of ETA Carina!! And many thanks to all the participants who submitted stellar images. We finally got a contest! Let’s see if we can keep it going in the coming months.
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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by MikeM » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Terry, as an aside, I wanted to ask if Eta Carina is a naked eye object?
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Re: January Astrophotography Contest

Post by tcorridan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:55 am

Hi Mike,

Sorry for the delay in replying as I have been out of town for a couple of days.
Sorry again for my ignorance but with respect to your question do you mean “ is Eta Carina visible to the naked eye?” If so, then in theory, yes. The apparent magnitude of Eta Carina is 1.0 and the naked-eye limit is 6.0. However, I personally have not seen it with the naked eye as my eyes are not as young as they used to be.

I hope that answers your question.

Terry.

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