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Imaging Challenge #22 - Christmas Present Challenge - Winners

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Less entries in this challenge so we will rethink the format of this one next Christmas.

Tough judging - shared 2nd and 3rd places this time!

Well done everyone for entering, the winners are:

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M100 By Nigel G

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M51 with my new guiding setup By discardedastro

 

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M3 with Santa's gift. By Nigel G

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Nodal Ninja By MartinB

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lunar eclipse By clarkpm4242

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/329357-lunar-eclipse/

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Being a deep sky visual type of astronomer I love the 1st and 2nd place images.  I also bought a Nodal Ninja after seeing the panorama!

Thank you to all involved.

Paul

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Wow, those are all really nice.  jewel-like DSOs and The eclipse video is great, even the plane trails!

The only way could have entered was to drink my Christmas beer and then start imaging - not a way to be competitive...

6 hours ago, Grant said:

we will rethink the format of this one next Christmas.

Just give a heads up in November - I'm sure FLO will appreciate a flurry of extra Christmas purchases.

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Oh my word. I never expected this.

Thank you so much, to everyone involved.  

I have a very exciting sailing campaign going on now, so spirits are high. On top of that this really has made my day, no my month :) 

Cheers

Nigel.

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On 13/05/2019 at 13:36, Grant said:

Less entries in this challenge so we will rethink the format of this one next Christmas.

Tough judging - shared 2nd and 3rd places this time!

Well done everyone for entering, the winners are:

sgl_imaging_challenge_badge_22_gold.png

M100 By Nigel G

m100-app-zwo4.thumb.jpg.9291e535a18a6fc2fa865943d685cfec.jpg

sgl_imaging_challenge_badge_22_silver.png

M51 with my new guiding setup By discardedastro

 

M51-2019-03-r1.thumb.jpg.c9a23352534eacee05e670d9f461f77d.jpg

M3 with Santa's gift. By Nigel G

M3-zwo.thumb.jpg.c435783a047f5c2a42b9f8fbda4ce479.jpg

 

sgl_imaging_challenge_badge_22_bronze.png

Nodal Ninja By MartinB

1092057548_FroggattEdge4pane.thumb.jpg.7b7aa8ae9061cd191775ca12f03cdcb5.jpg

lunar eclipse By clarkpm4242

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/329357-lunar-eclipse/

Well done all. Beautiful images. I especially liked the time lapse! Those aircraft were like rockets/streamers shooting through a gorgous night sky! Amazing!

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forgot to mention, isn't the "M3" globular cluster actually M13 Globular Cluster? Forgivbe me if i'm wrong, i'm a newbie learning the ropes lol

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1 hour ago, wesdon1 said:

forgot to mention, isn't the "M3" globular cluster actually M13 Globular Cluster? Forgivbe me if i'm wrong, i'm a newbie learning the ropes lol

Its M3 :) this ones M13

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On 15/05/2019 at 12:13, Nigel G said:

Its M3 :) this ones M13

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oooohhhh haha see! Told you i'm a newbie without a clue! haha Thank you for letting me know. It never crossed my mind that there's likely dozens of globular clusters, and here's me assuming there's only one, and it's name is M13! Doh! haha

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Just now, wesdon1 said:

oooohhhh haha see! Told you i'm a newbie without a clue! haha Thank you for letting me know. It never crossed my mind that there's likely dozens of globular clusters, and here's me assuming there's only one, and it's name is M13! Doh! haha

Gorgous image btw!

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4 hours ago, wesdon1 said:

oooohhhh haha see! Told you i'm a newbie without a clue! haha Thank you for letting me know. It never crossed my mind that there's likely dozens of globular clusters, and here's me assuming there's only one, and it's name is M13! Doh! haha

Estimated at around 150+ not including undiscovered ones, in our galaxy. Plus those in other galaxies, some of which we can image.

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7 hours ago, wesdon1 said:

oooohhhh haha see! Told you i'm a newbie without a clue! haha Thank you for letting me know. It never crossed my mind that there's likely dozens of globular clusters, and here's me assuming there's only one, and it's name is M13! Doh! haha

We are all newbie's at some point, you have to learn from somewhere :)  I have never seen a global cluster on tv and only new they existed when I started astronomy 3 years ago.

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I love these challenges as there are so many excellent images produced. I keep getting little ideas of my own :)

Well done to all,

Dave.

 

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