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Your target for entry into September's competition will be on Star Clusters - Open, Closed, and Globular. Get snapping!

Closing Date: Saturday September 30th

Entries are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should be hosted off-site, and linked to that provider. If in doubt regarding what to do, please read the Rules & Guidelines .

Clear Skies & Good Luck!

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Thats quite varied, it will be interesting to see what images of closed star clusters you get :lol:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Thats quite varied, it will be interesting to see what images of closed star clusters you get :lol:


You were quite fast there Dave! :D
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Very good Trevor! However, for it to be a valid entry, you will have to off-site link it and send it to blah blah blah...!! :lol:
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LOL ... no litterally ... and now peopel are looking at me funny :)
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Just a gentle reminder fellow astrophotographers, and sketchers! The competition is still open... as opposed t closed! ;)

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Hi Seanie,

Thanks for the reminder and please do not worry, for there will be submissions (at least one anyway!). I have finalized my processing procedure as well as the exposure details using M29 in Cepheus as an example. Here is a quick peek: www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-NGC-6913.htm .

My entry submission will involve one of the most dramatic open clusters visible from the northern hemisphere and which is not in the Messier catalog and, yet, many consider it one of the top 110 NGC objects. :wink:

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Oh no.....

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Oh yes.....

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BREAKING NEWS:

Astro-Physics announce a serious flaw in the AP1200 GTO systems used in countries bordering the Mediterranean.

An AP spokesperson said 'we're really sorry but our mount control software is flawed and for those affected countries, the mount will no longer work after September 22 2006. He added "a fix is being worked on and will be available by January 2007 - until then, your mount is toast and useless for astrophotography."

AP blamed the error on recent committments to the new Mach 1 mount and taking their eye off the AP1200 ball.
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Hi Seanie,

Thanks for the reminder and please do not worry, for there will be submissions (at least one anyway!). I have finalized my processing procedure as well as the exposure details using M29 in Cepheus as an example. Here is a quick peek: www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-NGC-6913.htm .

My entry submission will involve one of the most dramatic open clusters visible from the northern hemisphere and which is not in the Messier catalog and, yet, many consider it one of the top 110 NGC objects. :wink:

Clear skies!

Anthony.


seanie,
is there any grounds for disqualifying someone who's entries are too good? ;).
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

I don't think so Stephen!

But Anthony, I think in the rules it states that entrants must b a member of an IFAS club... :?
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But Anthony, I think in the rules it states that entrants must b a member of an IFAS club... :?


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Unfortunately not... Registered members of the website can enter the competition. Registered members don't have to belong to an IFASclub.

That said, I think Anthony deserves honorary membership of IFAS anyhow for all his many contributions :wink:

Besides he mightn't let us all crash out at his house next year during the annual IFAS holiday. Did anyone tell you about this yet Anthony? I like porridge for breakfast and I don't take sugar in my coffee. Oh, and no wake-up calls before 10:00. Thanks in advance.

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But Anthony, I think in the rules it states that entrants must b a member of an IFAS club... :?


He's a member of South Dublin Astronmical Society ;-)

Hey if we can have a 'South Dublin Astronomical Society - North Dublin Branch' we can have a Greek branch too!
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

But Anthony, I think in the rules it states that entrants must b a member of an IFAS club... :?

Seanie,

I swear on a stack of bibles on an earlier message where you described the proposed monthly competition and you specifically mentioned in passing that "competition is also open to members of certain Mediterranean countries such as Greece" ... problem is that I now cannot find the message.

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

AP blamed the error on recent committments to the new Mach 1 mount and taking their eye off the AP1200 ball.

Oh Dave,

You have my word I am also scheduled to receive an AP Mach1GTO .. and in fact these mounts have already started shipping. :wink:

My primary interest in the Mach1 is for offsite work since the AP1200GTO will function in a permanent fashion at home.
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Besides he mightn't let us all crash out at his house next year during the annual IFAS holiday. Did anyone tell you about this yet Anthony? I like porridge for breakfast and I don't take sugar in my coffee. Oh, and no wake-up calls before 10:00. Thanks in advance.

Dave,

I hope you realize we have a TOTAL lunar eclipse during the period you describe above ... and that we usually have excellent weather year-round and especially during key/special astronomicasl events ... however, may I assume you (all) will forget to remind that trouble-maker Seanie about your little trip to paradise here in the Mediterranean? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Unfortunately not... Registered members of the website can enter the competition. Registered members don't have to belong to an IFASclub.

Not to mention the rules state the possibility of JOINT submissions. Okay, Dave, I will supply the AP160 (and Greek weather) and you supply the AP1200GTO. :wink: :lol:
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Anthony - Seanie and I are joined at the hip (or even the bong!) :wink:

A Mach-1 - you are one lucky lucky person... AP data is showing the current production run to be of superb accuracy - but then you already knew that :wink:

Can't wait to use it next summer...

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Okay, Dave, I will supply the AP160 (and Greek weather) and you supply the AP1200GTO. :wink: :lol:


Done!

Seanie - whatever Anthony submits for this months competition is a joint submission :D

Woo hoo - how can we lose eh Anthony? :lol:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: September Competition Theme - Star Clusters

Seanie - whatever Anthony submits for this months competition is a joint submission :D


Works for me!

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But Anthony, I think in the rules it states that entrants must b a member of an IFAS club... :?


He's a member of South Dublin Astronmical Society ;-)

Hey if we can have a 'South Dublin Astronomical Society - North Dublin Branch' we can have a Greek branch too!



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Unfortunately not... Registered members of the website can enter the competition. Registered members don't have to belong to an IFASclub.

Not to mention the rules state the possibility of JOINT submissions. Okay, Dave, I will supply the AP160 (and Greek weather) and you supply the AP1200GTO. :wink: :lol:


i thought that there was something in the competition rules about using a tasco telescope and a disposable camera? ;). nothing about all these fancy mounts and scopes.
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