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Everything posted by Radar

  1. Leo Trio

    Wow, that a quasar? That's incredible. I figured it was another faint galaxy. Ray
  2. 90mm SW Refractor on order.

    Awesome Dave. Yeah I remember mine, it really was a fantiastic little scope. I was amazing at how much of a punch they packed (that's the only way I can exmplain it). I used my Mak as a Guidescope for a few years whilst I was still shooting film. I still have a ton of kodak elite chrome 200 in the freezer for a rainy day. Ray
  3. Maksutov Scopes

    500 metres, impressive. Imagine what people who live in high rise apartments look at. Ray
  4. Leo Trio

    Stunning work mate. Ray
  5. 90mm SW Refractor on order.

    Very nice Dave. I had a Skywatcher Maksutov once, was a great little scope, they pack a punch. Ray
  6. M101 in perspective

    Beautiful little target mate. That would look great through my C14 as well. Ray
  7. NGC 7822

    Epic mate. I'm a bit jealous. My PC in the obs died a few weeks back, and I have missed some great skies. Ray
  8. A decade of astrophotography

    Holy moly! That was amazing Gordon. Some great work there my friend. Ray
  9. satellites

    lol, plenty more of those to come mate. Are they trackable on via software? Ray
  10. All is good on my end. However we had a powercut about a month ago and that killed my motherboard in my observatory computer. So annoying. I imagine it is the motherboard because I cannot get video from either the motherboard or video card. I run four monitors in my observatory. I had just finished revamping the observatory as well. So I have missed some clear nights. I am time poor at the moment, so getting the PC fixed was one of the last things I thought I would have to do. I'll have to get some computer guy out I think. Ray
  11. How is everything going my mate? Ray
  12. NGC 3201

    Your collection on FB speaks volumes mate. You are doing great work. This glob is awesome, and globs come with their own set of challenges. Ray
  13. Yes, agree totally agree. I've completely rebuilt the outside of my observatory, and I'm almost finished shooting the tarantula (keeping in mind I haven't produced anything for some time), we had a powercut and my video card dies (this was about two weeks ago). Annoying to say the least. I have four monitors hooked up to it as well. Ray
  14. Dark Matter

    Prof I will PM you. Ray
  15. Crikey..!!!

    Shame about Kangaroo Island. Zoom in on this map of NSW https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me Satellite time lapse here - https://fbwat.ch/1WIJXFNdwlWpitsp Unbelievable stuff happening. Ray
  16. Crikey..!!!

    Daryl I heard it was getting up to 45 and 46 in S.A and got to 48.9 in Gippsland earlier today. Just crazy. Ray
  17. Crikey..!!!

    I had a PM from a member on Ancestry. At first I thought it was some type of scam, but there was a DNA alert flashing on my account saying something like "father, exact match" or something similar. So it was pretty cool. We made contact and sure enough, a whole new family. Crazy. Ray
  18. Yeah its crazy, new moon and hazy cloud everywhere. Just when I had some time to shoot. Ray
  19. Almost complete. Just tweaks and finishing touches remain to be done. Ray
  20. Observatory is looking old and haggard. So spent all Sunday pulling the wood off the observatory. The job was bigger than I expected as everything was nailed in. I was expecting three hours, it was more like 9 hours. Paint and touch ups coming. Ray
  21. Same to you Dave. Love the photo mate. Hopefully you'll take a couple of the hatchling. Ray
  22. Crikey..!!!

    Greg my sister lives in East Sussex (Preston). I only found out I had a sister about 18 months ago thanks to an ancestry test. Ray
  23. Crikey..!!!

    I'm blown away by those images. I stared at them for ages taking that data in. I didn't much time this year to shoot the stars or planets. I'm back into it now though. Just finished overhauling the observatory and about to service my AP1600's gear boxes (just greasing them really). Then I'll be back in business. And yes, C14 is a great scope. I love mine, I'm shooting DSO's @ prime with it. Gets right up close and personal. Few issues with mirror flop etc, but nothing that cannot be overcome with some critical thinking. Merry Xmas to you to buddy. Ray
  24. Ribblehead Viaduct Nightscapes

    We have to rashon them out these days mate. Ray
  25. Crikey..!!!

    Geesuz mate! Some crazy intricate detail captured there. Well done. What scope if that through? And happy Xmas to you to buddy. Ray