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Offline swashy

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SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: 08:22:38, 29 October, 2016 »




Challenge No 4 - Summer Clusters

The final round of our Imaging Challenge is now complete, and it has been a pleasure to have been part of this series of competitions.  Over the last 12 months, we have given away 4 Altair Astro GP Cameras, and made some very happy winners, and we have had some superb images entered into all four of the competitions, I would like to thank all those who have entered these challenges, without you, there would be nothing!

Anyway, on to the announcement of the finalists  of the imaging challenge for the Summer Clusters...




Winning Image

Congratulations to Pete Vasey WINNER of the Summer Clusters Imaging Challenge :clap:  :clap: :clap:



The judges felt that this entry from Pete is an excellent capture with the varying star colours as this is a difficult target to get right. Its not big, its not showy, but damn is it good!
Overall the judges favourite image. Well done Pete! 

Pete wins an Altair GP-CAM courtesy of our sponsor, Altair Astro*





2nd Place Image



Here Matt has produced an image with great depth and colour and superb levels of resolution right into the core.... very nicely done  :clap:

Matt wins a UKAI* Prize!   8)





3rd Place Image



Great to see an image from the 'other' side of the sky, It is big, it is showy and it is good.   :clap:

Mike also wins a UKAI* prize!   8)





We would like to thank our sponsor, Altair Astro for providing the GPCam for the competition prize, and again a big 'thankyou' to everyone who entered their images, as they were all of a very high standard -
well done folks!   :urock:

In case you missed any of the entries, they can all be seen here



*Can ALL winners please contact me via 'Private Message' with their postal address
Ade

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #1 on: 09:58:36, 29 October, 2016 »
Nice one Pete, Matt and Mike

This was a very tough one to judge, lots of great images and then hard to split the top three.

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #2 on: 10:37:31, 29 October, 2016 »
Well done guys, congratulations. They are all very good images. I can see that it must of been a very difficult task to pick an overall winner.
Well done everyone.


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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #3 on: 12:25:39, 29 October, 2016 »
Congratulations Pete, Matt, & Mike.

Excellent images

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #4 on: 12:31:39, 29 October, 2016 »
Well done, excellent images from all. ATB Jim
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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #5 on: 06:09:11, 30 October, 2016 »
Huh! cool  :D thanks guys  :clap:

I'd have given it to Peters shot too :thumbup: looks like a string of Christmas lights! :happy:

Omega is so impressive, the skill of the imager doesn't have to be that good really to get a great shot....like a supermodel... and she's the best  :D

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #6 on: 13:53:02, 31 October, 2016 »
Well done everybody.  And I was gobsmacked to find I had won (not long home after a clouded out weekend at Kielder).  Many thanks folks  :yes:

Cheers,

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #7 on: 20:42:26, 31 October, 2016 »
Well done all. I have tried Kembles Cascade myself and come nowhere near as nice as that, so very well deserved indeed :  :big_clap:

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Re: SUMMER CLUSTERS Imaging Challenge - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
« Reply #8 on: 10:01:45, 01 November, 2016 »
Well Done everyone

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