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August Comp Entries - Time to judge for the winner (2006)

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With the closure of the August Astrophotography Competition, it is time to judge the entries. Please view the included images, and select from the poll options which one you would like to see the winner. There is no need to reply to this post, or add comments - peoples views are their own but may seem to sway favour towards a particular photo if too many comments towards a particular photo is made.

In a new twist of events, the name of the original producer of the image will be ommitted. It was suggested to me by some so that a more thorough and perhaps unbiased voting procedure would take place - you are now solely voting on the quality of the image - nothing more!

You have only 1 Vote, so make it count!

Entry #1

Comet NEAT on 18th May 2004. 9 stacked images of 30 seconds each at ISO1600 taken using a 12” LX200 with Canon 300D at prime focus.


Entry #2

Happ Bopp, when it was hanging around in the western sky in April 1997, as seen from Virginia, Co Cavan. Taken with an Olympus OM1 SLR Camera hand held.


Entry #3

Asteroid (Comet) 2003 YQ117. Taken on 29th May 2006. The image above shows stacked images from two sessions, the first starting at 22:57, the second at 23:43. The two trails are 45 minutes apart and each trail records the movement of the minor planet over about 7 minutes. Taken with 200mm SCT F6.3Meade DSI-C.


Entry #4

Comet Hale-Bopp seen in 1997 from somewhere in Wexford. Taken with an SLR film camera at 400ISO, 30 second exposure. Scanned and unprocessed.


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In a new twist of events, the name of the original producer of the image will be ommitted. It was suggested to me by some so that a more thorough and perhaps unbiased voting procedure would take place - you are now solely voting on the quality of the image - nothing more


That sounds like a good idea. Good stuff Seanie.

It's funny you know, but from looking at the descriptions of the photos, I know exactly who the 4 astrophotographers are. :) Guess I spend far too much time on the boards! :cry:

May the best photo win.

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Asteroid (Comet)2003 YQ117. ... The two trails are 45 minutes apart and each trail records the movement of the minor planet over about 7 minutes. Taken with 200mm SCT F6.3Meade DSI-C.


You know, what we need is an IAU definition for this object :-)

That and one for 'closed clusters' :wink:
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I have to say, making a decision on which is the best of these four fine photos is next to impossible. Think I'll sleep on it.
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Hope you have voted by now Dave! Only a couple of days left folks.
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