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December 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.
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MikeM

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Magellanic Cloud

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Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:40 am

December Astrophotography Contest

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

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

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Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:42 am

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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

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

Solar Nebula

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Location: West Hills, CA

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

Sky is not cooperating :rain:
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tcorridan

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Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:05 pm

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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 241 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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MikeM

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Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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!
Mike

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

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Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:19 am

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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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gardenfish

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Location: Phoenix Az.

Post Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:36 am

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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:

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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Post Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:21 am

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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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Craig

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Location: Slave Lake Alberta

Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:15 am

Re: December Astrophotography Contest

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

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

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