Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

See new, spectacular, or mysterious sky images.

Please vote for up to THREE images you would like to see on APOD; thank you!

Poll ended at Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:20 pm

Space Shuttle World
59
5%
NGC 3359 Close-up, with Mouseover showing Faint Arms
49
4%
IC 5070: Pelican Nebula
276
22%
Milky Way above Monument Valley, Utah
92
7%
NGC 4565: The Needle Galaxy
100
8%
IC 443: Jellyfish Nebula
88
7%
Ice Crystals over McMurdo Station, Antarctica
74
6%
DWB 111: The Propeller Nebula
40
3%
M13: Great Cluster in Hercules
28
2%
Anticrepuscular Rays Over Garching bei Muenchen
27
2%
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
253
20%
Red Sprites
95
8%
VDB 142 in Cepheus
77
6%
 
Total votes: 1258

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Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by owlice » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:07 pm

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Each image is available in a larger size; please click on an image to enlarge it.

Please vote for up to THREE images you think would make the best APOD.

Thank you!
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<- Poll: Recent Submissions #26

Space Shuttle World
Copyright: Mahdi Zamani First seen here
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NGC 3359 Close-up, with Mouseover showing Faint Arms
http://www.starkeeper.it/NGC3359.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
Click to view full size image 1 or image 2
First seen here
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IC 5070: Pelican Nebula
http://www.astro-photo.nl/images/nebula ... ebsite.jpg
Copyright: Daniel Verloop and André van der Hoeven First seen here
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Milky Way above Monument Valley, Utah
Copyright: In Yee Phang First seen here
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NGC 4565: The Needle Galaxy
http://www.sfu.ca/~trottier/observatory.html
Copyright: Howard Trottier First seen here
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IC 443: Jellyfish Nebula
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/ ... O_2011.htm
Copyright: Emil Ivanov First seen here
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Ice Crystals over McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Copyright: DJ Jennings/Karen Hagerman
[attachment=3]dsc_8193a.jpg[/attachment]
First seen here
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DWB 111: The Propeller Nebula
http://blog.jesion.pl
http://www.jesion.pl/blog/wp-content/up ... w_1200.jpg
Copyright: Adam Jesionkiewicz
[attachment=0]propeller.jpg[/attachment]
First seen here
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M13: Great Cluster in Hercules
Copyright: Yves Tremblay
[attachment=1]m13-1july2011-120mm-f7-lrgb_cropped.jpg[/attachment]
First seen here
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Anticrepuscular Rays Over Garching bei Muenchen
Copyright: Jaydeep Belapure First seen here
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
http://www.astrofarma.gr/index.php/en/rho-ophiuchi
Copyright: Team A.V.A.T. (Farmakopoulos Antonis, Aggelos Kechagias, Evangelos Souglakos & Dagioglou Elias)
[attachment=2]rho.jpg[/attachment]
First seen here
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Red Sprites
http://indafoto.hu/godazoli/sprites/slideshow
Copyright: Zoltán Goda First seen here
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VDB 142 in Cepheus
http://www.astro-pics.com/142plm.htm
Copyright: Wolfgang Promper First seen here


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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by owlice » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:31 pm

I hope everyone is clicking on each image to see it in a larger size before voting; some of the images benefit a great deal from being seen at the larger size.

(I think they're all amazing! Wish I had more than 3 votes!)
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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by slywlf » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:31 am

Indeed - three was scarcely fair with the wealth of beauty to choose from! APOD is recreation for the spirit as well as the mind - the learning is such fun it is treasured time, not work ;-)

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Polling is ridiculus to cheat

Post by evansg » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:03 pm

Guys,
The polling system is just ridiculous! Everyone can cheat (and vote multiple times) if he/she clear the cookies of the web browser.
Please do not cheat!!

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Re: Polling is ridiculus to cheat

Post by owlice » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:52 pm

evansg wrote:Guys,
The polling system is just ridiculous! Everyone can cheat (and vote multiple times) if he/she clear the cookies of the web browser.
Please do not cheat!!
We're aware of that and have ways to detect it. Of course I hope people vote honestly -- it's better for the poll and less work for me afterwards -- but multiple voting is taken into account after we close a poll.
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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by Andrew » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:01 pm

I fully agree that manipulating with cookies and so is totally unfair. And to be honest I'm surprised this could be done so easily. Maybe I was just to naive, but I didn't even think about this ... But I do have a question. When for a group of colleagues of decide to vote for a picture in a company network that will show up as being from a same IP, as the company uses one outgoing IP number. Is that cheating? Because that sounds a bit strange as there were several people voting from independent systems... I think it's hard to differentiate that from the cookies trick to be honest...

Andre

Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by Andre » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:13 pm

130 votes in 10 minutes? What's going on here?

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Re: Poll: Recent Submissions #27 -- Their Day Will Come

Post by avdhoeven » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:54 pm

First of all I would like to thank everybody who has voted for our image. It was a real great feeling to see we ended this high in the poll. As a starter in this field, I really thought we had an APOD and you can imagine how good our weekend was. Later I found out that the poll (although officially announced at the APOD site) is only more or less for fun and as an 'advisory' function. So basically the conclusion is we don't have an APOD (although chances are of course not 0, who knows what will happen), and the happiness turned into a bit of awkward happy feeling. But wel, let's go on with imaging, and hopefully one day we'll have a picture that reaches the APOD ranks....

Thanks a lot everybody,

André