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  1. Jupiter 04-04-17

    So frustrating that , nice work though mate
  2. Nice first light Ray, was that without a barlow? Been awhile since I have done planetary except solar, but have used Autostakkert ...worth a try ......didn't know about PIPP thanks Tim
  3. Proms from April 2nd

    Nice images Ray
  4. All Fools Day Jupiter

    Nice work mate, imaged Jup myself few days back been quite a while to for me ;]
  5. Pencil Nebula

    Very nice Shane well done
  6. Lol just like my wife look forward to seeing this one....had some great ones recently eh: Interstellar and The Martian
  7. lol going to be a hard mission , but I will try
  8. Thanks Ray, Shane.........yes Ray you can save the image but I found I had to experiment with stack and exposure length to avoid alignment problems with the saved image. The live stacking seemed to have no worries and looked great. Think the image attached is 15x10 sec frames combined
  9. On March 10 a Type la supernova was discovered in NGC5643 in the constellation Lupus. Back then it was at magnitude 16 but has brightened to around mag 11 now , might be worth a look :]. I was hoping to have a decent crack at imaging the galaxy and supernova on Sunday night but suspect cloud and wind deterred me but managed to use a planetary cam in Sharpcaps live stack to check it. The live image was pretty impressive with the SN easily seen, attached a pic although the live view was a lot smoother.
  10. Great work Ray, quite a sight and nicely captured....impressed with that camera capturing surface detail and prominences at the same time {sony imx224 chip I think}. Thanks again for having us over it was a real treat to see your Ob and setup, very impressive....the wife's vegie patch is in danger now :}
  11. Yeah mate I have an older Nikon D700 {and a even older Nikon FE2 film camera ...still going lol} with a small collection of Nikkor lens but wanted something smaller for city/family photography. The Fuji Xe-1 I picked up for $500 second hand from the IIS forums, you can get a adapter to fit Nikon lens to it but yet to pick one up. Got a t-ring adapter arriving soon so I can use it with the scopes and see how it goes. I have a little tracking mount for widefield shooting so I'll be keen to try the fuji out that way to .
  12. Im in Landsdale its the north easters that are a nuisance most summer nights for me , don't like exposing the optics to the wind although my spot is reasonably sheltered and close to my shed. If you going to get cases made up there is a really good place in welshpool called Alloy Cases, the owner is very good . Seems to be a few pier like tripods being released lately although APs own piers look good.
  13. Just to give another option mirroless cameras are worth looking at particularly the Sony {Ar711} and fuji {Xt-1} models. I recently picked up a second hand Fuji Xe-1 to use as a compact second body to my Nikon dslr, its a beautiful little camera and quite a potent and sensitive sensor and the fuji lenses are top notch quality at reasonable cost. Worth a look .
  14. Yeah most nights have been really windy up wanneroo way, it's a pain . Is the Ap1600 going to be permanently mounted in your ob or can it be used in a portable situation?
  15. Gday Tim.....been hard to get time to do any Stargazing/imaging for a while until now ;]