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  1. Noctilucent Clouds proved elusive for many of us, but luckily some of you managed to spot some and we had some superb entries. Well done to all the winners! Best display of Noctilucent Clouds I have ever seen by StuartJPP NLC display 16-06-2017 by melsky https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/298833-nlc-display-16-06-2017/ NLC's, at last! 2017-07-02 by TractionMan
  2. OOps sorry, i Have just posted a question on Solar Imaging. It should be in Solar Visual.

    Questions about our new Quark setup, diagonals and suggestions.

  3. Some great entries in the 30 Second Exposure challenge - really show cases what can be achieved with such short exposures. Well done everyone who entered I'm pleased to announce the winners are: M81, M82 and the IFN by sharkmelley Sadr Region Bicolor by Allinthehead M51 by SvartSork
  4. Apologies for the delayed start on this and also the delayed announcement of the 30s challenge winners.
  5. The theme for the sixth challenge - August 2017 - is Narrowband DSO! Start Date: 1st August 2017 End Date: 31st Octoboer 2017 Rules: We want to see narrowband (Ha, SIII, Hb etc..) DSO images taken with mono cameras presented either as mono finished images or, false colour. Prize: £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- 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. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #6’ 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.
  6. You have twelve posts, all plugging this video game. Do you want them all removed? Are you connected in any way to this video game?
  7. Dark frame Hypertuning

    Dark frame has responded to concerns expressed so this discussion is now closed.
  8. Thank-you for all the entries The judging of this challenge and launch of the next will be delayed a few days, but it will happen. Thank-you for your patience.
  9. Which filters do I need

    @Dave In Vermont We have removed a comment from one of your posts. This is SGL, please behave appropriately. Supplier bashing is not allowed.
  10. Lunt 20mm HDC

    Pig, Louis D, no supplier bashing please!
  11. Thank you to everyone who entered the first SGL imaging challenge, all those who participated in the discussions and all those who helped judge. It was a real pleasure to see the entries and we are pleased to announce the winner and runners up below: Colour Jupiter - 8th April 2017 by happylimpet Jupiter Front and Back by CraigT82 Jupiter mini animation, 07/04/2017 by GuLinux Congratulations to all of you We also wanted to commend two very close runners up:
  12. The theme for the fifth challenge - July 2017 - is Solar & Solar Eclipse. Start Date: 1st July 2017 End Date: 30th September 2017 This time it's a double challenge - the first is a general solar challenge so any image / video that fits the theme 'Solar' will be accepted. The second part will have it's own set of winners and this is for any solar eclipse images taken during the upcoming eclipse. With both parts, you can be as artistic as you like so long as they fit with the themes Prize: Winners of both parts will receive £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- 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. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #5’ 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.
  13. Winner to be announced within the next week Thank you for everybody who entered - judging is going to be hard!
  14. Thank you to everyone who entered the first SGL imaging challenge, all those who participated in the discussions and all those who helped judge. It was a real pleasure to see the entries and we are pleased to announce the winner and runners up below: ISS solar transit 18-4-2017 by Ibbo! ISS from 03.04.2017 by Pete Presland Joint Third Place Jupiter Animation by cuivenion Earths partner 4.5.17 17.00 by xtremechaos Congratulations to all of you
  15. The theme for the fourth challenge - June 2017 - is Noctilucent Clouds! Start Date: 1st June 2017 End Date: 31st August 2017 Any image that fits the theme ‘Noctilucent Clouds’ will be accepted. We will also accept animations or movies. Anything related to the topic can be submitted so be as artistic as you like Prize: £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- 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. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #4’ 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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