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Imaging Challenge #11 - Galaxies - Winners
Some superb entries as always - very enjoyable challenge to judge! One thing we've noticed, often if people submit multiple entries, different judges will prefer different ones so you can actually undermine your own votes by having to many equally good entries!

Winners this time:


M106 By alan4908



Near, Far Away(?) By coatesg



M101 By Shibby


 
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Imaging Challenge #14 - Planets
The theme for the fourteenth challenge - May 2018 - is Planets!

Start Date: 1st May 2018
End Date: 31st July 2018

Rules: The theme this time is planets - Jupiter is in opposition in May, Saturn is looking good for June and Mars is a potential target for July! Have fun
Prize: £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO  and a virtual trophy for your signature.

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RULES

All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). 
Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. 
Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. 
Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted.

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To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #14 forum (each challenge will have it’s own). Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.
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This was extra specially close with two people sharing 2nd and 3rd place! Very tough to decide this month.

Congratulations to everybody who entered, it really showed what can be achieved with smartphones and tablets.

Below are your winners

Plato & The Alpine Valley By CraigT82



The Rosette Nebula By GavStar


'Our Place' In The Solar System By Dagger



Lunar X & V Feb 22nd 2018 By Stu


Star Trails 16/12/2017 By Dagger
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I've recently come across this piece on the web written by Alan MacRobert from the well known and respected astronomy magazine Sky & Telescope. It is well worth a read if you are thinking of getting into the hobby - ideally before you leap in and buy a telescope :
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/astronomy/astro21/sandt/startright.html
As someone who has been in the hobby for many years now I found that many of the hints, tips and pointers in this article are right "on the button".
John
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