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Imaging Challenge #22 - Christmas Present Challenge

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The theme for the 22nd challenge - January 2019 - is the Christmas Present Challenge!

Start Date: 25th December 2018
End Date: 31st March 2019

Rules: A bit of New Year festive fun. This time the challenge is to image with, through, via, using, in conjunction with anything you were given for Christmas :) Something you gave yourself for Christmas also counts! :biggrin: Please let us know in the image description what item(s) were used.

Prize: A personalised mug for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places featuring your image 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 #22' 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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Wow, what a difficult challenge, when I got nothing remotely connected with astronomy or photography for Crimble.  I guess I could wrap the socks around the flex-tube as a light shield!!

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Think I might dust off the barn door for this one, took advantage of the crazy price Curry's did on the 24mm pan cake lens cheaper than second hand so that was our present.

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I got a Spyder5 to calibrate my monitor, does that count?

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Hmmm...sounds like I'm going to end up trying to image a bonsai tree through the prongs of a sonic spork! ?

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Well my celestron FirstScope is arriving soon (somebody gifted it to me i bought myself a heritage 130p as a christmas gift(ordered it 2 days ago because i wanted my telescope to be a good one and it took some reasearch)  XD its a pretty bad telescope for this competition as it is mounted on a dob base and has an aperature of 76mm and a short focal lenght of 300mm But ill try my best ?

My only hope is saturn and the moon:P i dont expect any decent results tho. well good luck to everybody! Best wishes and clear skies! 

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I got a Celestron SLT 130 for Christmas.

 

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Having fun watching the moon, hopefully the rain will quit before the Eclipse on Monday morning.

 

Stacy

Southern Spain

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@SabowesThat's a great present. You'll need to start a new thread, one for each image you want to place in the challenge in the challenge forum directly.

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On 24 January 2019 at 08:43, Owmuchonomy said:

I did eat a lot of GALAXY chocolate!

You ought to have taken a picture of it so we can see if we can use Hubble's classification scheme 

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Merry Christmas tree nebula everybody! Some (achem) of the data was captured in January but come on people... it was wall to wall clouds in Jan. Surely a little bit of February data can creep in too... (alright alright I know , I'm disqualified) Shot with my xmas present to myself : Skywatcher esprite 80mm bought from flo and taken from my roof in London. btw if anyone has any tips on star colours for narrow banders like myself then I'd love to hear them.

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You need to start a new thread in the challenge forum with your submission, this is the discussion thread so images in here aren't in the challenge.

How much data did you capture? What did you use to process?

Nice subject though ?

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GIMP is getting a good work out there, I'll have to Google that other app new one to me. The challenge is open to the end of this month so plenty space for getting a clear night, had just the one here that fitted when I could get outside.

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umm...  does it have to have been a present from last Christmas ?  Half my kit is from christmases past, but I'm racking my brains for anything from last Christmas.

I don't think I can count the star atlas I got, since I already knew where the Rosette was !

 

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The time period for this challenge was to the 31st of March so it's ended now really anyway.

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Not yet as it has only finished recently

 

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@Grant please can you close the folder it is still open for uploading images to in April

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no winners announced because everyone is a winner?

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It's early yet comet 21P winners are first to be the next anoucement.

It's fun taking part.

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On 08/04/2019 at 23:21, serbiadarksky said:

Any news about the winners?

It will be a while, about a month before winners are announced. 

There's a lot to choose from.

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51 minutes ago, Nigel G said:

It will be a while, about a month before winners are announced. 

There's a lot to choose from.

Not that much tho lol

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