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    only actively involved in am astronomy since 2007.
  • Location
    Wangaratta,Victoria, Australia
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    Projectionist
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    8" GSO RC
    Moonlite CS focuser
    Skywatcher NEQ6PRO
    Meade DSI
    Imaging Source DBK21AU618.AS
    tasco galaxsee 114500
    Televue powermate 5X
    fujifilm s96

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  1. SAO76540

    Lots of dust in there. Shane
  2. Eastern Veil

    Very nice indeed. I wish I could afford to upgrade the mount, maybe one day. Thoughts on the Ioptron? Shane
  3. M31

    spectacular Prof. Shane
  4. NGC 300 WIP

    Cheers Ray. Look forward to getting the colour data for it now. Shane
  5. NGC 300 WIP

    quick process of 8 hrs of Lum Shane
  6. Above Caph

    WOW that is a lot of stars. Shane
  7. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    30 images like that one would have been an amazing clean final image. Shane
  8. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    Well here is my rusty effort done in PixInsight. I hope you approve Eric. Shane
  9. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    I have the file downloaded will have a crack at it in a while and post my result. Shane
  10. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    WOW just WOW Shane
  11. WOW. Ripper shot mate. Shane
  12. NGC7209

    Hi Greg, I have had 2 lamenectomies and a vertabrae fusion. I always have some pain but this time it was a lot worse than usual. I just have to deal with it as I have since it all started about 10 years ago. The way I look at it, even though I bitch at times, is there is always someone worse off than me. In other words "harden up princess" lol. Shane
  13. UPS for obs

    AP mount.......one of a few on my short list of dream mounts that I will probably never own. Others are 10 Micron and SB Paramount MX+. Shane
  14. NGC7209

    Beautiful Prof. Unfortunately my job trial ended in abject failure due to my back incapacitating me, so I have not been able to get out. Rather typical as I have had some nice clear skies and inabilty to take advantage. Shane
  15. UPS for obs

    Yep, my biggest issue, apart from possible damage to pc, is that when the mount loses power it also loses where it is. So after any power loss I have to muck about, getting it back to a home position, and that is most likely not exactly the same as it was which throws out slews and positioning and needs to have PA etc redone. Shane
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