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    only actively involved in am astronomy since 2007.
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  1. NGC 1365

    https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=10&lat=-4354209&lon=16298610&layers=0BTFFFFTFF online light pollution map, scroll around in out whatever you like. Shane
  2. NGC 1365

    don't think my skies are that great mate, i live on the edge of the main light bubble here. My guess is the camera mate.
  3. NGC 1365

    I actually preferred the colour and detail in first one Ray, even with the noise. Overall I wasn't happy yet and after some advice from others on IIS forum did, what I'll call at this point final repro.
  4. IC2944 Palmers Cosmic Clumps

    I think that's an improvement Ray, less green in it. Shane
  5. NGC 1365

    Did a repro but not sure if I'm happy with it. Definately improved noise in background but lost some colour. Shane
  6. NGC 1365

    Thanks Ray, I intend on doing a repro at some point to try remove the background noise. Shane
  7. IC2944 Palmers Cosmic Clumps

    As Greg said "Good work near the pole". I can't give any criticism Ray as I don't know much about NB. Still doing WB, maybe one day I'll get onto NB. Having said that it looks good to me mate. Shane
  8. NGC 1365

    Finished image at last. Object: NGC 1365 Object Info: NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The core is an oval shape with an apparent size of about 50? × 40?. The spiral arms extend in a wide curve north and south from the ends of the east-west bar and form an almost ring like Z-shaped halo. The central mass in an active galactic nucleus rotates close to relativistic limit (the dimensionless spin parameter is larger than 0.84). Number of Subs: L 63 , R 30 , G 30 , B 30 Sub Length: 300sec Total Integration Time: 12.75 hrs Date Captured: 20/12/2017 - 10/03/2018 Imaging Camera: Moravian G2 2000 Imaging Telescope: GSO RC8 CF Reducer: yes Focal Length: 1625; 1233 reduced Image Scale: 0.94 arcsec/pixel; 1.24 arcsec/pixel reduced Field of View: 19 x 25 arcmin; 25 x 33 arcmin reduced Mount: SW NEQ6 Pro, Rowan belt modded Guide Scope: Orion ST80 Guide Camera: Prostar LP colour (toupcam) Capture Software: APT Astrophotography Tool Guide Software: PHD Guiding 2 Processing Software: PixInsight
  9. Scope Cams

    Not quite before my time lol. I had film cameras when I was a bit younger than I currently am. Also worked as a projectionist at local cinema and loved the film, was a real shame when they went digital. Shane
  10. Scope Cams

    What is this film you talk of Dave? LOL. I feel ya Ray(bloody global warming) I still need more Lum for current image. Shane
  11. It's snowing!!

    Looks like you had the chainsaw out for that tree in the centre of pic. Shane
  12. Ceres

    Nice one Greg Shane
  13. quick n dirty ngc 1365

    Yep RC8 mate.
  14. Very quick and very dirty process of current target, NGC 1365. approx 9hrs integration RGB. Still need Luminance data but needed to see progress as I haven't done any processing for a while. Shane
  15. Bubble nebula from 09/02/2018

    I believe we are all suffering from this deterioration Prof. Unfortunately a fact of life these days. Still a great pic though. Shane