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Radar last won the day on January 31

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About Radar

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    Termination Shock
  • Birthday 02/27/1973


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    Astrophotographer Extraordinaire
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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Working in Spectra Physics BioTechnology
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    C14 XLT with Peltier Cooling, QSI 683-wsg, Astrophysics 1600GTO, Sirius Observatory, Solarmax 90 DSII BF30. Optec Rotator

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  1. Wow mate, you are delivering some serious images. That is true planetary eye candy, and no easy feat. I don't recall ever seeing such as well resolved Olympus Mons. Makes me want to pull out a Mars map and go over all those pertinent details you have captured. P.S Glad Pat's triple bypass went well. Ray
  2. Heart nebula composite

    Some nice pillars in the core there, I would love to get my C14 onto those, but the old hemisphere issues creeps in again.:) Ray
  3. M52 and the Bubble nebula

    Incredible! Ray
  4. Heart nebula composite

    That must be a huge nebula in your part of the sky Prof. I didn't realize it was so large. Ray
  5. Crescent nebula composite image

    Awesome Greg. Tons of hydrogen left over for star formation, "the end is NOT nigh". Ray
  6. NGC1333 composite image

    Whatever you are doing to resolve that dark neb is working beautifully my friend. Ray
  7. Mizar & Alcor

    Great advice Professor. Well noted. Ray
  8. Mizar & Alcor

    I can't argue with that. I'm looking at ways to bring down my noise. I also take a vast number of subs, and through my C14 at 4000mm at F11, the tolerances for focus, tracking and guiding can become difficult during dozens of 5 minute exposures ( I bin (throw away) at least half of my subs). I'm going to start using dither more during my imagining runs as well. Ray
  9. Mizar & Alcor

    Very noiseless and smooth Greg. May I ask how you process these to have what appears as zero grain. Ray
  10. Pelican

    Lovely work Prof. Ray
  11. Barnard's "E"

    Both epic work my friend. Ray
  12. New machine

    Love it Greg. What processing do you perform to bring out the dark neb? Ray
  13. Tarantula Narrowband

    Been a while since I posted a photo, but having some spare time has allowed me to process some data I have. This was processed mostly in PI and some minor adjustments in PS. Shot at 4000mm, Focal Ratio F11, and probably spent about 50 hours acquiring the correct subs. The total imaging time used is more like 10 hours, but this object sits over the city lights from my observatory and many subs were unusable. C/C's welcome. Ray
  14. Lovely work Tim. She looked quite amazing through the eyepiece as well. Naked eye was just as good IMO. Something pretty special about seeing both of those objects so close in the eyepiece. Have a great Xmas my friend. Ray
  15. New toy

    Very cool mate. We love camping. Great time to be selling with no international travel, it will sell extremely quickly. Ray