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Eagle Nebula, M16
3rd PlaceEagle Nebula, M16
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Sky (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Bohor, Slovenia
Date: May 31, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 20 times 5 minutes
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2008

It's a long time since I have last submitted anything here.
Two days ago my girlfriend Kaja warned me that here is a new challenge - Night Sky. I am an enthusiastic astrophotographer so I decided to return here in DPC.
And so I planned to capture this nebula in the southern part of Milky Way. With my girlfriend we went to Bohor (it's a hill) and captured this beautiful piece of sky. I hope you like it.

The technical data is: Canon 350D, modded, telescope OO Newton f/4,5 20cm, ISO 800, processed in Iris and Photoshop. Image is a bit too noisy, but anyway I think it's a great deal to compete.

Have a nice day!

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So... I have mixed feelings. I think that's great to achieve such a good result here in DPC (my second score above 7) but in the other hand I swear that I way pretty sure about being in the front page. But anyway I have to graduate to all the three winners, their pictures are really good.
Thank you for a lot of nice comments and high votes. Maybe I succeed next time. More about my work you can see here.

13-6-08:
Wohoooooo! I can't believe it. I just came here to check out if there is maybe another comment and I just keep looking what is going on. The front page, holly cow? A yellow! Weeehaaa!!! Like Citadel said, the ribbon was delayed.
Thank you a lot DPC! I'll definitely return, hope with even better stuff.

So, now I am adding a photo of M16 which Hubble took: Here. You can see these structures in the center of my image. Enjoy!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 46
Avg (all users): 7.5461
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.5374
Views since voting: 5743
Views during voting: 953
Votes: 401
Comments: 82
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/20/2008 02:23:33 PM
Wonderful! The face of God.
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06/16/2008 09:48:51 AM
Gorgeous...

Would love to know more on your set-up, telescope, mounting, etc.
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06/13/2008 09:43:43 PM
Congratulations and very well deserved.
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06/13/2008 03:49:58 PM
You are VERY talented! I applaud you for going after something you love that not a lot of people do. Congrats!!
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06/13/2008 03:11:58 PM
Agree with Sara. Absolutely. Huge congratulations!
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06/13/2008 02:39:59 PM
Delighted to see this on the front page, where it so clearly belongs!
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06/13/2008 01:39:49 PM
Well...you are now on the front page. Sorry your ribbon was delayed. Really enjoyed your entry and I was one of the 70 people to give it a 10. (I don't get the goofs who gave this a 3 or less at all).
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06/13/2008 12:53:27 PM
Well well well... looks like you moved up a spot, very well done mate, beautiful image, congrats on the yellow!
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06/12/2008 01:39:52 PM
Originally posted by annig:

amazing image...tough challenge but I have never seen anything like this! Gorgeous gorgeous and where the heck is Slovinia? :)

seriously, come back and play more often! This is great stuff!


Thanks!
Slovenia is in Europe, our neighbors are Croatia, Hungary, Italy and Austria. We are in European Union.
06/11/2008 08:56:43 PM
amazing image...tough challenge but I have never seen anything like this! Gorgeous gorgeous and where the heck is Slovinia? :)

seriously, come back and play more often! This is great stuff!
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06/11/2008 01:55:46 PM
Apologies for mistaking you for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jlanoue, although surely it is not an insult. Disappointed of course this didn't ribbon - maybe one day there will be an Astrophotography Challenge. Maybe. Thank you for sharing these at DPC.
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06/11/2008 01:09:04 PM
This is an incredible and stunning image. Those twinkly stars are really delightful. Congrats on 4th place.
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06/11/2008 01:08:53 PM
Hi Primoz, my first choice for red has since been (not officially) DQ'd so if it's any consolation my 2nd choice was your image.
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06/11/2008 09:12:36 AM
Argh! Had I known about this challenge I would've entered!! I was at a star party at a dark sky site on May 31st!!! Ugh!!

Great shot of M16... and thanks to the advanced rules you could stack too! I like the diffraction spikes :)

Have you heard about cloudynights.com? There is a DSLR imaging forum that is quite active. I am a participant there (by my full name) as well. You would be welcome to post there, plus you might pick up a few tips.

Message edited by author 2008-06-11 09:13:13.
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06/11/2008 08:19:10 AM
Congratulations on your HM. This is just amazing!
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06/11/2008 06:48:19 AM
This is simply an amazing image, not to take anything away from the top three (of which I'm one) but this deserved to ribbon. I've shot this DSO repeatedly over the years, and due to it's low declination in the southern sky, I have failed repeatedly. Great shot, easily one of the best.
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06/11/2008 06:44:06 AM
What a lovely view. Got a 10 from me and I came back to thank you for entering it.
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06/11/2008 04:50:38 AM
Another top 3 in my book. This should have ribboned. Meets challenge 100%.
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06/11/2008 04:09:00 AM
Absolutely incredible :D
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06/11/2008 02:25:38 AM
Looks like an image pulled right off the page of Sagan's Cosmos book. Fine work. Congrats!
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06/11/2008 01:55:16 AM
In astrophotographical terms, this was by far the best.

I'm almost appalled that a score of 7.5+ didn't get a ribbon. You were very unlucky.
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06/11/2008 01:40:13 AM
Just wondering, could anyone who voted this down beat this? Unbelievable shot. Seriously, how could this be beat?
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06/11/2008 01:19:58 AM
Congrats on the HM!!
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06/11/2008 01:01:46 AM
Well, you sure had many of us fooled as to whose image this was!

Astrophotography of deep space is so demanding, polar alignment has to be spot on, super long exposures, usually multiple exposures, fussy focus issues...this is a superb effort and as I'm sure others will say, was fully deserving of front page status.
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06/11/2008 12:40:27 AM
Great work here! Congrats on a whopper score!
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06/11/2008 12:10:42 AM
I feel your pain with the 4th with such an awesome score. This now ranks in the Top 10 photos all time to not ribbon...
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06/11/2008 12:06:44 AM
Awesome Primoz! Great image and well done for the honourable mention
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 11:46:42 PM
Very well done - the eagle is easy to spot, and I like the overall composition of this deep sky shot! Thank you for submitting this!
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06/10/2008 08:48:15 PM
Brilliant! A seven for you.
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06/10/2008 05:09:47 PM
Of course, this is beautiful. Probably the challenge blue ribbon. There are some hot pixels, which do not look the same as the stars. The star effect on the shining stars is very nice. Great astronomy. Bumping up a bit.
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06/10/2008 04:03:16 PM
So rad! Hope this at least gets top 10. I hardly ever see pictures like this on DPC, well done.
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06/10/2008 03:31:11 PM
That is too cool. VERY nicely done.
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06/10/2008 12:40:47 PM
Wow! Simply stunning. Makes me wish I could "see" all that is out there! 10

ETA: Tied for my blue ribbon vote.
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06/10/2008 09:57:05 AM
Beautiful, wonderful, stunning colors! 10
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06/10/2008 06:45:55 AM
Holy cow! Well, this isn't from me, so it's ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pascal, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kirbic or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' strangeghost, absolutely fabulous, this belongs on the front page!
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06/10/2008 05:23:25 AM
Wish mine was even close to this
great job
good luck

Kev
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06/09/2008 10:22:47 PM
Yeah - crazy fun! Overwhelmingly complex - love it.
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06/09/2008 10:13:11 PM
Great telescope shot, but some of the smaller specks look like camera noise.
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06/09/2008 05:43:55 PM
I wish I knew how you'd taken this. Beautiful.
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06/09/2008 01:39:00 PM
My hands down favorite. Awesome.
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06/09/2008 06:43:15 AM
8 - Only one person at DPC who produces this 'realm'. As I've said before, 'if only' something could be done to get rid of the noise in the black areas. Otherwise - good discernible depth in the nebula. I like the star 'bursts', but perhaps a slight rotation to get them 'straight'... but I am no astrophotographer.... but you certainly are. Thank you again for bringing these to DPC.
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06/08/2008 02:25:14 PM
WoW! You don't appreciate this until you really look into it.. almost as though you can look right through it!
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06/08/2008 12:21:30 PM
cool pick. would like to have seen more saturated colours
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06/06/2008 11:31:14 PM
Should be in National Geographic, well done
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06/06/2008 09:33:40 PM
this is truly amazing
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06/06/2008 06:08:31 PM
All I can say is wow...nice shot!
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06/06/2008 06:01:27 PM
stunning.
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06/06/2008 04:11:58 AM
Wow, amazing picture. This is my favorite for the blue ribbon, i am not able to imagine the amount of work and patiente needed to take a shot like this one. Congratulations on this wonderful shot.
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06/06/2008 02:37:50 AM
Excellent - love the detail.
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06/06/2008 02:17:44 AM
Astro-photography at its best, gotta love it.
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06/05/2008 10:22:48 PM
what an amazing capture...the universe is amazing8
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06/05/2008 08:46:14 PM
Impressive!!
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06/05/2008 07:07:42 PM
just surreal and gorgeous!
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06/05/2008 04:47:14 PM
wowie, that is something beautiful all right.
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06/05/2008 03:35:51 PM
fascinating
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06/05/2008 02:50:04 PM
Did you use a professional telescope for this shot?
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06/05/2008 09:02:52 AM
wonderfull, how did you make this?
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06/05/2008 03:54:27 AM
Very good image.
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06/05/2008 12:25:18 AM
Beautiful.
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06/04/2008 11:35:12 PM
Wow you must have access to a great telescope. Looks like something from NASA. Nice Job.
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06/04/2008 11:19:12 PM
Beautiful, this kind of shot is way under valued here. I'm in awe of the skill it takes.
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06/04/2008 10:10:57 PM
jlanoue... hope voters make a liar out of me and ribbon this one.
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06/04/2008 09:56:05 PM
I suppose you could call this a night sky - not what I see when I look up, but hey - it's awesome. Can't argue with a nebula, nor with the ability to photograph one so well.
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06/04/2008 08:26:48 PM
Busy. Nice coloration. Twinkles are nice.
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06/04/2008 08:19:01 PM
I've seen better but certainly I've seen worse. For this challenge, I'm thinking this is exactly what they are looking for and I certainly could not do any better or even come close myself. The thing that gets me is for some reason, it looks like a photo of a photo. I doubt anyone would do that though. I think you stand a serious shot at a ribbon and it's most technical photo in the challenge.
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06/04/2008 05:54:32 PM
lots to see in this picture including that squirrel on the telephone - dead centre.
it's a 9
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06/04/2008 04:13:36 PM
Beautiful... this is not easy to do
10
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06/04/2008 01:09:04 PM
FANTASTIC!!!!

I've had trouble seeing the Eagle Nebula in other shots, but in this one it is reight there, obvious and glorious.

Well done!
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06/04/2008 12:30:16 PM
I take it, that this is not the kit 18-200 lens, even with a 1,6 teleconverter, right? Amazing what you can find up there, given a good telescope and knowing where to look. Great shot!
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06/04/2008 05:28:07 AM
The nebula is a great colour, and those really bright shining stars are very clear and crisp. Great Capture
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06/04/2008 04:40:17 AM
Simply the best of the lot -10-
Love your work
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06/04/2008 03:32:29 AM
I'm awed!!! This is beautiful! I can't believe you can take these types of images with your camera!
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06/04/2008 03:21:55 AM
Great capture, like the star in the top left as a feature.8
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06/04/2008 03:14:35 AM
This is close to the best. I guess you have over 1000mm prime lens?
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06/04/2008 03:06:47 AM
enchanted feel to this, the way you PP'd is so very nice.
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06/04/2008 02:36:02 AM
starry eyed surprise
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06/04/2008 01:39:44 AM
welldone, very beautiful!
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06/04/2008 01:16:43 AM
What ever it is, it is specatacular.
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06/04/2008 12:44:59 AM
I'm guessing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jlanoue or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Pascal
great pic, these are really technical shots, I don't have all the gear to pull this off yet but would love to try!
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06/04/2008 12:33:32 AM
if only i had a lens that could see half this distance...
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06/04/2008 12:27:10 AM
interesting..but somehow it does not look as sharp as some of the others...don t listen to me.. I do not even know if this kind of exposures are suposed to look sharp.
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06/04/2008 12:06:15 AM
Outstanding!
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