Congratulations First Prize Winner of the Photo Contest!
Congratulations to Jim Thompson for winning first prize in our First Annual Photo Contest! Jim used Omega Filters to capture three images of our vast galaxy in his very own backyard in Ottawa, Canada, and Casper, Wyoming. Scroll down to see Jim's three entries!
#1 Sun-CaK captured using a 98mm apochromatic refractor with 4x Barlow lens for a total focal length of 2470mm, and a ZWO ASI290MM planetary imaging camera. The image is a stack of the best 200 frames from a capture of 3000 using an Omega Optical Calcium-II K (393.4nm) bandpass filter with one Angstrom bandwidth.
Entry #2- Solar Eclipse captured using a 135mm camera lens with aperture set to f/4, and a ZWO ASI290MM planetary imaging camera. Each image in the composite is a stack of the best 20 frames from the capture of 100. Filter used is an Omega Optical Calcium-II K (393.4nm) bandpass filter with one Angstrom bandwidth.
Entry #3 The object pictured is NGC6992, part of the Eastern Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. Captured using a 10" Ritchey-Chretien telescope reduced to f/6.5, and a ZWO ASI294MC deep-sky imaging camera. The image is a live stack of 38 x 10sec unprocessed frames. Filter used was a combination of a commercially available light pollution filter stacked with a custom Omega Optical blue and deep-red blocking filter. The end result stacking the two filters was a dual narrow passband filter with passbands at Hydrogen Beta (486nm)/Oxygen III (501nm), and Hydrogen-Alpha (656nm).
Omega’s next annual photo contest begins in a few months!