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SEPTEMBER'S ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNER! (2014)

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9 years 5 months ago #102291 by Seanie_Morris
September's Competition Prize is kindly sponsored by:
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It is with great pleasure that I get to announce that Eamonn Ansbro is the winner for September!


M82 or NGC 3034, the Cigar Galaxy taken on 2nd February 2013 with a 0.9m at f/16 using Nagler 4x Powermate
and an Apogee AP8 camera in BVR. Exposures: B 120 secs, V 100 secs, R 120 secs.

Congratulations Eamonn, you have won a Skywatcher 5 position 1.25" filter wheel with thanks to Ktec Telescopes Ltd.!


And Congratulations to our other September entrants:
1 - Frank Ryan Jr.
2 - Albert White
3 - Dave Connolly
4 - Mike Matthews
5 - Paul Evans
6 - Brendan Kinch
8 - John O'Mahony
9 - Yohan Riou


Please continue to support IFAS and its efforts by participation and feedback!

Seanie Morris.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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9 years 5 months ago #102292 by Kinch
Congratulations Eamonn - well done. For short exposures you are really pulling out good detail there.

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9 years 5 months ago #102297 by dave_lillis
Thats a fine image Eamonn, even given that it was taken using a 0.9 meter scope !. well done.

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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9 years 5 months ago #102305 by Paul Evans
Fabulous image Eamonn, loads of detail in that. Is that your 3ft telescope? Well done.

Paul.

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9 years 5 months ago #102321 by eansbro
First of all I would like to thank everyone who voted for me.
Kinch: I did many attempts in order to yield all the interstellar dust in the inner and outer parts of this galaxy. The exposures for this image were at the limits of defining this detail. I found longer exposures were drowning out the delicate detail due to stars being over exposed. I suppose I could have taken multiple shorter exposures which may have brought out more detail.
Paul: Yes. You need large aperture and a camera with high quantum efficiency to penetrate and record faint detail in a galaxy of this type.

Eamonn
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9 years 5 months ago #102322 by Mike
A tough competition to call indeed. Many thanks to all whom contributed their excellent work to September’s competition but there has to be a winner and so congratulations Eamonn on a truly deserving first place.

Mike

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After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say; "I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER".

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