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SEPTEMBER'S ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION WINNER! (2014)

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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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Congratulations Eamonn - well done. For short exposures you are really pulling out good detail there.
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Thats a fine image Eamonn, even given that it was taken using a 0.9 meter scope !. well done.
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Fabulous image Eamonn, loads of detail in that. Is that your 3ft telescope? Well done.

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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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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.

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Well done Eamonn, some cracking detail in that shot.

Fantastic entries in for this month, many top notch photos, well done to all who took the time to take them and process them. And of course, fair play to thos who took the time to vote.

Eamonn, I will get your filter wheel out to you tomorrow, should be with you on Thursday, all going well. :)

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well deserved, congrats!
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Thanks to Mike and Yohan for the compliments.
Thanks Stephen, I got the filter wheel. I'm planning to use it on a 5 inch reflector telescope this winter.

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