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Looking for my Best Astrophoto of 2023

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Dec 3, 2023.

Looking for my Best Astrophoto of 2023

Started by Orion25 on Dec 3, 2023 at 2:49 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    It's been a productive year for me and astrophotography and I need your help in choosing my best photo of the year. You can only choose one:

    Mars (ASI 224mc)
    ASTRONOMY - MARS POST-OPPOSITION 1-02-23.jpg

    Comet ZTF (prime focus)
    ASTRONOMY - COMET ZTF 1-27-23 A CAPTION.jpg

    The Orion Nebula (prime focus)
    ASTRONOMY - ORION NEBULA  1-15-23.jpg

    Venus & Jupiter conjunction (prime focus)
    ASTRONOMY - VENUS & JUPITER CONJUNCTION 3-01-23 A.jpg

    Venus clouds in UV (Astromania filter, ASI 224mc)
    ASTRONOMY - VENUS (UV FILTER ASTRO) 5-04-23 B.jpg

    Saturn (ASI 224mc)
    ASTRONOMY - SATURN PRE-OPPOSITION 8-19-23.jpg

    Partial eclipse (prime focus)
    ASTRONOMY - PARTIAL ECLIPSE 10-14-23.jpg

    Jupiter (ASI 224mc)
    ASTRONOMY - JUPITER (GRS, IO & CALLISTO) 10-29-23.jpg

    Waning crescent moon & Venus (DSLR 300x zoom)
    ASTRONOMY - MOON - WANING CRESCENT & VENUS 11-09-23.jpg

    Uranus (ASI 224mc)
    ASTRONOMY - URANUS (ZWO) 11-18-23.jpg

    I love 'em all :p
    Reggie
     
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    Reggie, why do you have to make life so hard? My pick: Mars, Comet, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus. Sorry, but that's the best I can do. You certainly have had one heck of a good year. My compliments to you!

    ADDED: Your post prompted me to look at my 2023 images. I don't know why I kept thinking I had a non-stellar year, maybe because of the persistent bad weather and the hectic pace of this year. After looking I realized I had a good year, with many good shots of planets, a comet, and the Orion Nebula.
     
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    LOL, it is a tough choice. Thanks for your input. Hey, why don't you round up your best images from the year and post them as well :)
     
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    1. Mars 2. Jupiter 3. Neptune
    All are very good though :)
     
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    Thanks, Gabby ;)
     
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    Riggie, thanks for the suggestion, you must have been reading my mind. Later this week I think I'll do just that. Maybe other imagers/sketchers on the site can post their work? Would be nice.
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    That would be great. This could be an annual showcase of our best images/sketches :)
     
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    I think that would be a good idea so other members may decide to show their images as well :)
     
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    I think your idea is great! Meybe we can make a sticky at the top of the AP forum so the images/sketches are found all in one place. Let's kick some ideas around.

    ADDED: I just finished looking through the MEDIA Gallery (Media tab at top). I don't think this is what what we want.
     
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