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The inaugural StuPOD, winner announced!

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I'm delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural StuPOD.

This prestigious competition is chosen by an esteemed panel of.... a judge, namely me!

The only criteria is that the image must have been taken using a smartphone, with any processsing also done on the phone, no PCs, guiding or decent imaging mounts allowed.

The competition will run on an entirely irregular basis, winners chosen whenever I have the time to chose, and will be selected from images posted to this thread. The Judge's decision is often flawed but always final!

So, the winning image appropriately enough is by the talented newcomer, Stuart Davis, using a Takahashi FC-100 mounted on a manually guided Giro-WR mount with Gitzo tripod and homemade pillar extension. Imaging device was an iPhone 5, with an incrdible total integration time of 400.....ms

Processed with care using PS Express on the iPhone, I give you......

 

.....the Orion Nebula!

 

Feel free to post your entries for the next winner, and watch this space!

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

I'm delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural StuPOD.

This prestigious competition is chosen by an esteemed panel of.... a judge, namely me!

The only criteria is that the image must have been taken using a smartphone, with any processsing also done on the phone, no PCs, guiding or decent imaging mounts allowed.

The competition will run on an entirely irregular basis, winners chosen whenever I have the time to chose, and will be selected from images posted to this thread. The Judge's decision is often flawed but always final!

So, the winning appropriately enough is by the talented newcomer, Stuart Davis, using a Takahashi FC-100 mounted on a manually guided Giro-WR mount with Gitzo tripod and homemade pillar extension. Imaging device was an iPhone 5, with an incrdible total integration time of 400.....ms

Processed with care using PS Express on the iPhone, I give you......

 

.....the Orion Nebula!

 

Feel free to post your entries for the next winner, and watch this space!

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That's a Bleddy awful Image Stu. Well done, I had no Idea Orion had so many naked eye double stars.
Winner hands down. Looks like a pile of sick on a Saturday night pavement lit by street lamps.

I'll ratch out the Box Brownie and see what I can't capture with it.
 

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Good to see you've set the bar nice and low Stu :grin:

Dave

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37 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Good to see you've set the bar nice and low Stu :grin:

Dave

Oh!, it's a limbo competition too, brilliant, a good blend of skills required, genius.  :icon_biggrin:

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Really must get me one of those Tak' FC100s if that's the quality of images they produce :grin:

Dave :icon_santa:

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1 hour ago, Davey-T said:

Good to see you've set the bar nice and low Stu :grin:

Dave

Ohhh! I'm sure I can lower it a little more with fair degree of confidence :icon_brilsmurf:

My 1st shameful offering is a snap of the 9th of May transit of Mercury

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Hmm, Hadron, I'm not sure you are trying hard enough. I bring you the Lunar X!

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Are you sure that's not a Christmas pudding Stu ? :grin:

Dave :icon_santa:

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1 minute ago, Davey-T said:

Are you sure that's not a Christmas pudding Stu ? :grin:

Dave :icon_santa:

Now you say it Dave, I am beginning to wonder......

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Here's my offering.

Of course I purposefully left fingerprints on the tinkertoy camera lens to give it that dreamy effect. All hand held!

Eat your heart out Damian!

Mike

 

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1 hour ago, Davey-T said:

Are you sure that's not a Christmas pudding Stu ? :grin:

Dave :icon_santa:

Nay, are there any threepenny bits in it?

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10 hours ago, Stu said:

Hmm, Hadron, I'm not sure you are trying hard enough. I bring you the Lunar X!

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Amazing, I have no idea how you managed to capture the collision between Earth and Theia.

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Here are a few pics of the lunar eclipse, taken by my daughter, Amelia, using her iphone with my Bresser 76mm Lidl Special. As you can see the event kept her interest for a few hours!

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Moonrise at lucksall. what I was most happy about was the crater detail. almost feel like you're falling into them :D

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I really hope to be able to offer some images to this amazing thread, i will have to trawl my archives, failing that i might fire up my 50mm Vivitar for some A-focal with smart phone

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My capture of the Mercury transit in May. Really pleased that I caught the black drop effect!

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39 minutes ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Not my image, but here's Jupiter taken with a Dob and 4k smartphone.

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From here on Reddit, the equipment and exposure details are a few posts down.

I may have to disqualify this one on the grounds of excessive competence ;)

EDIT Whilst not wanting to bring too much seriousness to this thread, let's make it mostly about images we have taken personally, although no issues with learning from others doing it better!

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Absolutely - too good by far!!  :)

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I submit for your judgeship's consideration some particularly awful examples of this fine art form. Although on inspection of the competition.....

 

 

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