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Everything posted by Radar

  1. image licencing

    Great to see your images being used mate. We wanna see the gaming mats once they are finished. I think they will look super cool. Ray
  2. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    No mate, I'll watch some videos on youtube and possibly download the demo. Thanks for the tip. Ray
  3. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    No worries on the PI jargon, PI is jargon. I got a ton of stuff on my observatory PC that requires processing. When I bought PI I went through it with a fine tooth comb and performed some great processing with it. However I found that if I had a two month hiatus from it, I would need to rehash the learning curve, and being so time poor, images are left unprocessed. I love PI but I find it is not intuitive. I think it needs to be used regularly in order to harness all its great features. For example, some noise reduction algorithms are better for galaxies or nebula, but instead of calling them that, they give them highly mathematical names that really mean little to the average person. From a business perspective, the easier they make it, the more subscriptions they'll maintain. AP processing for me at the moment has to be point and click (for me that makes it more enjoyable). I love the image acquisition side, but I find myself looking for software that can deliver fast results. I used to spend hours processing, which I didn't mind, however at the moment I can't afford that kind of time. That is awesome about the gaming mats. You are doing well my mate. Ray
  4. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesuuuzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow mate! You are killing it. I love the dark nebulae sitting in front of the emission. What is your image processing software / flow? Ray
  5. Voyager

    That is actually a very clever feature. When I think back to all the issues I had with Teamveiwer, using the same program is a great idea. I currently use AnyDesk which I found was 10 times easier, 10 times more reliable and more intuitive than teamviewer. My software needs upgrading badly, I'll give this a look. Thanks for the heads up. Ray
  6. pulled the trigger

    Wow mate, great to hear. Buying a new mount is no easy feat, the learning curve alone can make it daunting, so when it is delivering the right vibes and reciprocating, then that is exactly the right path. I'm really glad it has enriched your AP my friend. Ray
  7. recent Triad images

    The pillars and lagoon. Well done Tone. Pretty incredible when you factor in the light pollution. I'll be up that way next week, but unfortunately won't be able to do any observing anywhere. Ray
  8. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Great effort my mate. And yes, PI is a mind bending experience. Some crazy looking dust lanes as well, wow! Ray
  9. obs out of action

    My observatory is always delivering surprises this like. Mostly it behaves itself, but yeah, the temperature drops and moisture outside can wreak havoc on certain facets. I keep tools in the observatory now for instant repair work. This sport of AP teaches you a lot, especially patience. Ray
  10. My New Toys.

    Very nice mate. Hopefully you'll get some good action from this unit. We have some sun here today, I might open up the observatory and spy on the sun. Ray
  11. My New Toys.

    I agree, I have never seen a white one before. Looks awesome. Dave that is a nice little camera rig you have there. Got any moon or Jupiter shots from it yet? Ray
  12. Voyager

    Awesome mate. When I get back there I will definitely pop in. It is always dangerous for me to visit telescope shops. Ray
  13. NGC 5128

    Wow, excellent work mate. Great image scale and tack sharp tracking. Ray
  14. Voyager

    No mate, all business unfortunately. I will be back there in about 5 weeks I imagine. I'll definitely check if there is an astro shop. To be honest I completely forgot (11 meetings three days). Ray
  15. Voyager

    Sorry, been in Hong Kong mate. That is epic. I'm glad you are getting the buzz out of it. That's how AP is supposed to be. Ray
  16. Voyager

    Noted my friend, you've sold me. I might have to try it out, I'm still using Maxim DL from 2012. Sometimes I don't have the headspace to take on new software. Ray
  17. pulled the trigger

    Mate I did manage to get some solar observing done last Sunday whilst we had a quick bit of blue sky, but the clear sky did not hang around for long. And as luck would have it, I woke up extra early the other day and then remembered we had a lunar eclipse on, so walked outside and got an eye full before the cold morning walked me back inside. The weather is quite nasty at the moment., that's for sure. Ray
  18. New home for the old girl

    Very nice mate. I so need a terrestrial digital camera for AP. I still have over 20 rolls of kodak elite chrome 200 and three film bodies, which I will certainly use. when I upgraded my mount from a Losmandy G11 to an AP, the new owner of the G11 also loved it, as I did when I first bought it. AP is a journey of technical, scientific and cosmic knowledge. It is an incredibly rewarding and sophisticated pastime. Ray
  19. pulled the trigger

    Wow mate, that's good news. That's how equipment is supposed to make us feel. Test shot is awesome. Can't wait to see how your first serious imaging run goes. Are you only using voyager for image acquisition? If so, what were you using and is voyager better? Ray
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  22. pulled the trigger

    Looks great mate. Can't wait to see how the first imaging run goes. Ray
  23. pulled the trigger

    Interesting. Hopefully it is all setup though and ready to roll once the weather permits. We've had poor weather down here for the last 6 weeks. Let me know how that software goes. Ray
  24. pulled the trigger

    It looks killer mate. I agree with the RS232 gripe, even my AP came with two of those plugs, however I already had the adapters. I think the theory is that the RS232 plugs are water tight and can be screwed into the mount as opposed to push fit USB which can come loose or allow moisture into the plugs. That's the only advantage I can see. Ray P.S Don't think I didn't notice that empty tin box of sweets in your observatory. I know what you've been doing out there at night time.
  25. pulled the trigger

    ja, ja, ja, geesuz! for some strange reason only known to the Universe I share your enjoyment. Send us some pics once it is setup on Monday or Tuesday my friend. Enjoyment in AP comes from a good mount, everything else is just trinkets (to an extent). Ray