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July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

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.

Poll ended at Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 pm

Please Vote For Your Favorite Image!

NGC 7822 by h2opolo
0
No votes
The Wall by gardenfish
0
No votes
NGC 6325 by tcorridan
2
100%
NGC 6888 by MikeM
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 2
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gardenfish

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Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:16 am

July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

JULY 2018 Astrophotography Contest



Time for the July 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:
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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h2opolo

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Black Hole

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Location: Louisiana

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:19 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

May as well add it to the contest since nobody has submitted and it's my first image in months.
Attachments
NGC 7822 SHO.jpg
NGC 7822 SHO.jpg (631.1 KiB) Viewed 435 times
Carbon 127, 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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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:46 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

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About Time!!! Come on Zach,Tj, Europa, Mike Lets get some pics in here.


Here is my effort. 6.5 hrs Ha on the wall. First light with the TOA150.

light-FILTER_Ha-BINNING_1-3.jpg
light-FILTER_Ha-BINNING_1-3.jpg (138.02 KiB) Viewed 433 times
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:22 am

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Come on guys a couple more days left to get in. Post your pics for this months contest. I have seen them posted in Images so lets get them over here and have fun.


Rick
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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tcorridan

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Cosmic Ray

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Location: New Zealand

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:11 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Well done guys. We have a contest again.

NGC 6325.jpg
NGC 6325.jpg (164.5 KiB) Viewed 264 times


Scope: Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 ED APO Refractor
Camera: SBIG STF-8300 Monochrome CCD
Mount: Avalon Linear FR

27 x 480sec - Ha
13 x 480sec - OIII
14 x 480sec - SII

Thanks for taking an interest.

The Lagoon Nebula (NGC 6523) is estimated to be about 5,000 light-years from the Earth. At its centre are hot stars that emanate ultraviolet light that are bombarding the gases on the surface of the nebula. This ionising radiation heats up and 'evaporates' the surfaces of the clouds (seen as a blue mist). One of the features of the Lagoon Nebula is the presence of dark globules, each about 1.5 billion km across. These are collapsing clouds of dust where new stars are being created.
Last edited by tcorridan on Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:17 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Nice shot tc. What are the stats? Scope - camera- subs?
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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h2opolo

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Black Hole

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Location: Louisiana

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:30 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Nicely done. Is that a bicolor? You have really come a long way
Carbon 127, 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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tcorridan

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Cosmic Ray

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Location: New Zealand

Post Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:01 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Hi, I'm not sure what a bicolour is. Can you please explain?

Terry
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tcorridan

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Cosmic Ray

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Location: New Zealand

Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Hi h2o2polo,

I Googled “bicolour” and my old friend Keyron Mercier came up with an explanation.

http://www.lightvortexastronomy.com/tut ... tions.html

No, I didn’t use bi-colour. I used three narrow-band filters, Ha, SII and OIII. I combined them in PixelMath:

Channel R/K: SII+(0.8*Ha)
Channel Green: (0.075*Ha)+OIII
Channel Blue: OIII

I hope this explains everything, Terry.
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MikeM

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Magellanic Cloud

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Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:25 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Sneaking one in late, cause it's all I got. Spent the whole day reading about PI.
NGC 6888 the Crescent Nebula
Attachments
NGC6888_B-jpeg.jpg
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG
Image
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MikeM

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Magellanic Cloud

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Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:50 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Poll is up! Time To Vote!!!
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG
Image
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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Wow what happened to everyone. I went to Laguna beach and Oceanside for a few days and just got back. So only tc and I voted? Glad he got it it was an awesome shot. Where were all the other votes?????

Well anyway nice win tc I really liked your shot. I tried your pixel math on one of mine but did not like how it came out. I may try on some other to see. I relly liked your processing on this one.


Rick
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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MikeM

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Magellanic Cloud

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Location: NJ, USA

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:14 am

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

I too voted - two votes is truly disappointing. Only thing that I can think of is site issues possibly not tallying votes?
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG
Image
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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:55 am

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Maybe it was just me and you. I just figured tc voted for his. Any one else vote?


Doug better do something soon before its all gone :16:
Takahashi TSA120
Takahashi TOA150
SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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Craig

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Location: Slave Lake Alberta

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 am

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

i voted too
Craig

Image

Meade 115mm ED Triplet, Orion Atlas EQ-G, Orion ST80, SSAG, Nikon D5200, BackyardNIKON
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Europa

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Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 am

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

I believe I also voted.
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h2opolo

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Black Hole

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Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:45 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Yeah I voted as well and so did a buddy of mine. Something went weird.

Oh well congrats to the winner!

Doug can you check into this? That's a shame for the other guys.
Carbon 127, 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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Europa

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Location: West Hills, CA

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:16 pm

Re: July 2018 Astrophotography Contest

Ah ha, it’s fixed, just kidding.

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