April Entries: Time to judge for a winner (2014)

Poll: Mars in April

Mars #1
4 19%
Mars #2
12 57.1%
Mars #3
1 4.8%
Mars #4
4 19%
Total number of voters: 21
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5 years 6 months ago #100718 by Seanie_Morris
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With the closure of the April 2014 Astrophotography Competition, it is time to judge the entries. Please view the photos below 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. Thanks again to Scopes & Space Ltd. and is a €100 Gift Voucher that can be used against any purchase in their online shop. (see April's competition thread here for details)


Mars #1

What you are actually seeing is the conjunction between planets Mars (red) and Mercury (yellow) on the evening of February 8th 2013. Taken just outside Cork City with an iPod touch camera through a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ telescope using a 20mm eyepiece.



Mars #2

Taken through a 200mm f8 Reflector with 2.5 barlow. Stacked 3750 frames out of 8000 on 24th April 2014 12.20 a.m. Software: Firecapture ,AS!2, Registax 6 and a clean up in PS CS3



Mars #3

Mars while imaging through a C8.



Mars #4

Taken on 23rd April 2014 with an Orion 9.25, ASI120MC camera, UV/IR cut filter.


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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