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Offline Roger B

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2014 Lunar Challenge
« on: 12:10:51, 16 August, 2014 »


Lunar Challenge Competition 2014

Once again UKAI are proud to announce another competition this time the target is our closest neighbour.

UKAI has teamed up with  Altair Astro and Modern Astronomy
Details about the prize
1st   £50 (Altair Astro) Voucher Courtesy of Altair Astro 
2nd Astronomik IR Pro (742nm) filter Courtesy of Modern Astronomy
This filter pushes the IR passband of the Baader IR pass even further into the IR. At these longer wavelengths, planetary images are less disturbed by distortions in the atmosphere. Sensitivity of most CCD cameras is still fairly high in this region so smaller scopes (>5") can benefit.
3rd  UKAI Beany hat and UKAI Polo shirt Courtesy of the Forum


The time of year for darker skies and will be soon upon us and to get you back in the mood for imaging we are having another competition.
So dust the cobwebs away from the kit that has been idle for the summer months & get imaging the moon.   

We are looking for your artistic impression of our closest neighbour.  You have total freedom of your image and how you decide to process it, using your artistic skills.
It not about just about imaging the moon, it's about presentation & how you do it.
So even if your a new starter or a seasoned imager it doesn't matter. It's all about how you process it using your imagination and skills.

There is only one rule for this competition & that is that the image must contain the moon & has been imaged by yourself. 

So be creative & image the moon

The competition is open to all members to the UKAI forum & only available to those with more than +15 posts.


Details of the images must include
Location
Date
Equipment used
Exposure details


Competitions Rules

1- Details of the image must include (as above)
2- Images must have been captured between the start/finish dates.
3- You need +15 posts to enter this competition.
4- A maximum of 3 images per person.  (You can change you images up to the closing date)
5- Images must be uploaded to the competition page
6- All entries will be judged by the Admin/Moderators of UKAI.
7- Judges decision will be final
8- Images must not exceed 1000px & kept under 500KB
9- Closing date EXTENDED TO 1st March 2015

10-Please add your entries HERE


Good Luck to all.
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Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
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Offline nigelg

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #1 on: 18:01:55, 16 August, 2014 »
Hi Roger
The (click here) does not work.

Nigel
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Offline Phillyo

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #2 on: 19:08:16, 16 August, 2014 »
500kb seems perfect for a picture!
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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #3 on: 19:27:17, 16 August, 2014 »
500mb seems large for a picture?
500KB.... details... details... :laugh:
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Offline Roger B

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #4 on: 19:54:46, 16 August, 2014 »
Nigel,  Try now you were probably ahead of the link being put in place.


Phil.  as Phil said

Roger


Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #5 on: 19:57:08, 16 August, 2014 »
Phil? I don't know what you're talking about ;)
Astrotrac | Avalon Linear Fast Reverse with EQmod | WO Star 71 | Astrodon 3nm Ha, 5nm SII and 5nm OIII | Astro-modded Canon 450D | QSI 583wsg | Lodestar X2 Guidecam | Sequence Generator Pro | Pixinsight

Offline Roger B

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #6 on: 14:15:05, 17 August, 2014 »
UPDATE !!! 

A new 2nd prize will be added as soon as I have the details.   

Roger
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #7 on: 15:50:48, 19 August, 2014 »
2nd Prize now added.

Get imaging peeps.

Good luck all

Roger
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

Offline Roger B

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #8 on: 20:08:22, 03 September, 2014 »
The moon may be stopping some image the night,  but whilst it's bright,  You may as well have a go at this comp.

you gotta be in it to win it.

Rog
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #9 on: 10:00:41, 12 November, 2014 »
C'mon  guys n gals..   

Not long before this finishes....   

you gotta be in it to win it,  not many entries so you have a chance 

Rog
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #10 on: 18:47:06, 26 November, 2014 »
Ok, 

We have decided to extend the closing date due to the poor weather & give you more time to enter,  The Closing Date is now 1/3/15.    So you have no excuse to enter with your new kit for Christmas..   


Good Luck

Rog
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #11 on: 21:26:32, 06 February, 2015 »
Hi fellow Lunar imagers, don't forget that this competition is due to end soon, so now is a good time to get those last minute entries in, there are some good prizes up for grabs, and you have got to be in it, to win it  :nerd:
Ade

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Re: 2014 Lunar Challenge
« Reply #12 on: 10:07:43, 02 March, 2015 »
NOW CLOSED !!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to those who had a go,   we'll have the announcement soon

Rog
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

 

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