Challenge of Challenges 2011

Challenge #3 in the series.
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Welcome to the 2011 'Challenge of Challenges'. This is our third annual 'Picture of the Year' competition, contested by some of the leading challenge-winning images from the past twelve months. With over 1700 challenges completed this year, we were unable to include every winning entry so instead, are asking you to vote on a selection of 100 of our favorites. The winning entry (as decided by public vote) will receive a framed exhibition print produced by master printmaker Tyler Boley of Custom-Digital (size dependent on file size and quality, up to a paper size of 24x36") - worth up to $350. To add a little incentive to the voting we'll also be giving a prize (of a framed exhibition print of one of your own images) to the voter who most closely matches the final scoring. We're not going to reveal exactly how this will be calculated, but you must rate all 100 shots in order to be in with a chance of winning. So get voting!
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20th place
M42, also known as the Great Nebula in Orion.
This entry was originally submitted to the Bright Are The Stars That Shine challenge.
Submitted: Wednesday, 19th October, 2011 14:05 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 1st October, 2010
Focal length: 812 mm
Shutter speed: 120 sec
Aperture: F4
Notes: Taken using a scope hired on my lightbuckets account. This final image is the culmination of 20x 6 second shots of L,R,G,B, plus bias, flats and light frames. Combined using Maxim DL, final stretching and processing in Photoshop CS2.
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