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Challenge #4, M8(The Lagoon Nebula) and M20(The Trifid Nebula)

 
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May 20, 2009 08:51 |  #1

It's time for deep-sky challenge #4. This time The Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula were selected by Challenge #3 winner Strgzer27.

You may post them individually, as a widefield or as a multi-frame composite.

There is a bit of a dilemma for voting on images posted as individuals. To make the voting process less complicated it might be necessary for voters to vote on both images as one or in other words, an "average" on the two. If we don't do it this way we will have to break the poll into two or three categories and that would make things very complex and maybe inconclusive.

Is everyone OK with this approach before we get started? Any other suggestions are welcome.


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May 20, 2009 11:24 |  #2

Steve , whats the time limit on this . Where i'm at M8 isn't up til midmorning and i'm still Zzzzzzzzz ... :D !




  
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May 20, 2009 11:37 |  #3

Celestron wrote in post #7956936 (external link)
Steve , whats the time limit on this . Where i'm at M8 isn't up til midmorning and i'm still Zzzzzzzzz ... :D !

It'll be ongoing through the next month or so I would imagine, longer if we keep getting entries. It is a morning target now for me too but I like shooting until the darkness starts to fade. Skies are usually more settled then. The clouds are my only problem right now, been ongoing for 8 months. I hope I can still remember how to set up.


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May 20, 2009 16:50 |  #4

Could we count each image submitted as a single entry? Be it M8, M20 or a widefield containing both. How about limiting the entries to one of each of the three types?


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May 20, 2009 18:48 |  #5

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Could we count each image submitted as a single entry? Be it M8, M20 or a widefield containing both. How about limiting the entries to one of each of the three types?

That's what I was thinking would be the easiest but maybe not the best. If we allow 1-3 images, one from each category then we would be voting on an average liking of however many each contestant made.

In retrospect maybe I should have titled the challenge as The M8 and M20 Region. That way it would be in line with the Sword of Orion as a multi-object category and all renditions would qualify. I think that's the best way to limit the entries to one per person.

If that's ok with everyone, we can get this thing started. :D


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May 20, 2009 19:59 |  #6

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In retrospect maybe I should have titled the challenge as The M8 and M20 Region. That way it would be in line with the Sword of Orion as a multi-object category and all renditions would qualify. I think that's the best way to limit the entries to one per person.

If that's ok with everyone, we can get this thing started. :D

I think that would be easiest to understand and get Steve . Just in case someone might get M8 but not M20 . Both or either or sounds good .




  
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May 20, 2009 20:11 |  #7

Nighthound wrote in post #7959330 (external link)
a multi-object category and all renditions would qualify. I think that's the best way to limit the entries to one per person.

Agree- lets do it!


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May 21, 2009 06:54 |  #8

Great, perhaps this will be a good excuse for me to get off my a**e and get out imaging again...my ZS70 APO needs to be used. ;)


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May 21, 2009 19:17 |  #9

Well somebody had to go first, let's get this party started.:D

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May 22, 2009 14:35 |  #11

You know what Steve, I might as well not bother at all now, seeing that image from you! ;)

In all seriousness though, these are all but invisible to me, being so low on the horizon. Never mind, perhaps the next challenge.


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May 23, 2009 02:48 |  #12

Yeah not a good target for me either, very low on the south means I doubt it would clear the treeline for me.




  
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May 23, 2009 12:04 |  #13

Talk about getting out of the gate with a bang! I realize that this may be a low target for some of us, myself included at 40 N but I have shot it in the past with decent results. My skies are Mag 4-4.5 in the summer with the haze and softball fields lit up but I won't let that stop me.

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May 27, 2009 07:54 |  #14

Me and Chris are over 50 degrees north, but if I could get down to the coast, (very little light-pollution out to sea!), then I could probably go for it. Would be an interesting outing actually... Note to self, investigate in getting some deep cycle marine batteries!


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May 28, 2009 07:26 |  #15

I had a look at about midnight last night and neither have cleared the murk that hugs the horizon sufficiently to even try imaging them.




  
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