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August Entries - Time to judge for a winner (2013)

Poll: August's Entries: Saturn (was ended 0000-00-00 00:00:00)

Saturn Photo #1
1 2.8%
Saturn Photo #2
9 25%
Saturn Photo #3
8 22.2%
Saturn Photo #4
5 13.9%
Saturn Photo #5
2 5.6%
Saturn Photo #6
11 30.6%
Total number of voters: 36
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10 years 7 months ago - 10 years 5 months ago #98636 by Seanie_Morris
August's Competition Prize is kindly sponsored by:
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With the closure of the August 2013 Astrophotography Competition, it is time to judge the entries. Please view the images and cast your vote on the Poll included. There is no need to reply to this post, or add comments - people's views are their own but may seem to sway favour towards a particular photo if too many comments towards a particular photo is made.

You have only 1 Vote, so make it count. And thanks again to Ktec Telescopes for their sponsorship of the prize for August (a QHY5 Mark II CCD Camera, see August's competition thread here for details)


Saturn Photo #1

A composite image with an SPC900NC. From left to centre: 26th Feb 2011, 21st of March 2011 and 24th of March 2011. The webcam was attached to an Intes MK67 mounted on an LXD75.



Saturn Photo #2

Saturn and its moons captured using an 8" SCT with an imaging source dbk21au618 camera. The image is a composite of two exposures: one exposure for moons and one for Saturn. Processing was done in AS!2 and Registax 6 and compositing done in Photoshop CS2.



Saturn Photo #3

Saturn emerging from occultation by the Moon on the evening of 22nd May 2007.



Saturn Photo #4

Video of Saturn taken with Philips Toucam Pro and Meade 8" LX90, processed in Registax, final image processed in Photoshop. 16th January 2004.



Saturn Photo #5

Captured through a Skywatcher 150p with a 2x Barlow using a modified Microsoft Cinema Webcam.



Saturn Photo #6

Taken through a 20" F5 Obsession + 3x teleview barlow + toucam, 2.5k images stacked in Registax. 14 February 2008.



Best of Luck!


Seanie Morris.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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10 years 7 months ago #98646 by johnomahony
Hi

Just a suggestion. Is it also possible to add the link to the full image (flickr etc..)?
When the files are compressed to required size for publishing on the boards the compression degrades the images substantially and doesn't always do them justice. It should be OK for planets but nightscapes, high resolution images etc.. will look pretty average.

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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10 years 7 months ago #98659 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: August Entries - Time to judge for a winner (2013)

johnomahony wrote: Hi

Just a suggestion. Is it also possible to add the link to the full image (flickr etc..)?
When the files are compressed to required size for publishing on the boards the compression degrades the images substantially and doesn't always do them justice. It should be OK for planets but nightscapes, high resolution images etc.. will look pretty average.


Agreed.
800px is very small to see any detail.
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10 years 6 months ago - 10 years 6 months ago #98730 by yohan

johnomahony wrote: Hi

Just a suggestion. Is it also possible to add the link to the full image (flickr etc..)?
When the files are compressed to required size for publishing on the boards the compression degrades the images substantially and doesn't always do them justice. It should be OK for planets but nightscapes, high resolution images etc.. will look pretty average.


Have to agree also, it can play a part, I think however that the entries are kept anonymous on purpose to avoid bias
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10 years 6 months ago #98749 by Seanie_Morris
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yohan wrote: I think however that the entries are kept anonymous on purpose to avoid bias


That's the reason exactly. A decision was made before to keep the size of the images to a size that wouldn't put out the layout on a 4:3 monitor, as there were complaints before. 800px wide would fit in all monitors from 1024 X 768 (average smallest) screen resolutions, you see...

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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10 years 6 months ago #98753 by CarlightExpress
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Seanie_Morris wrote:
That's the reason exactly. A decision was made before to keep the size of the images to a size that wouldn't put out the layout on a 4:3 monitor, as there were complaints before. 800px wide would fit in all monitors from 1024 X 768 (average smallest) screen resolutions, you see...

Seanie.


There's always a method to the madness :-)
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