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    only actively involved in am astronomy since 2007.
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    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
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  1. Deeper Gamma Cass

    Now that’s a ball tearer Shane
  2. Got today's EPOD

    Nice one Greg Shane
  3. Ruchbah region

    Awesome Greg. Shane
  4. I've been busy/My new OBS!

    Very schmick mate. You’ll love the ioptron. My Cem60 is awesome, such a vast improvement over the old mount. Shane
  5. Nice Tim. As Ray said at least you are getting something. My obs is undergoing refurbishment at the moment. Shane
  6. The current state of the observatory is shown in the pics. Some much needed repairs and a refurbish is underway. There is some water damage but as yet haven’t found where it’s getting in, when I do that will be fixed up before replacing the insulation and putting up new ceiling and wall panels, and a new computer/hobby bench. Shane
  7. PI LRGB iconset

    Try this Ray as per message and phone conversation the other day. If you have trouble gimme a ring mate. Shane LRGB.xpsm
  8. Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) + NLCs

    Very cool Gordon. Shane
  9. Orchid

    Not the type of orchid I’m used to seeing. Shane
  10. So far mate I’ve not had moisture issues with pc in obs that I’m aware of anyway. In the years I’ve had the obs the first pc died but it was nearly a decade old when it went in. These days I have a desiccant type stuff in there just as insurance. I think the Prof has a dehumidifier in each of his obs. He’ll chime in when he sees the post. Shane
  11. Beauty

    Looks like what we call a Christmas beetle.
  12. New filter

    Received my new filter today. First NB filter for me. Got the Baader 1.25” 7Nm Ha. Should add some good stuff to galaxy shots. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I should have gotten the 7 position external filter wheel instead of the 5 pos internal when I got my camera. Shane
  13. New website

    Awesome Gordon. Painful to have to start from scratch but you’ve done a great job mate. Easy to navigate and well presented. That ME looks a beast wish I could afford one. Shane
  14. Pearl Cluster

    Data captured between 27/04 & 03/05, 4 hrs total. Object:NGC 3766 Object Info: NGC 3766 is an open star cluster in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is located in the vast star-forming region known as the Carina molecular cloud, and was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his astrometric survey in 1751–1752. At a distance of about 1745 pc, the cluster subtends a diameter of about 12 minutes of arc. There are 137 listed stars, but many are likely non-members, with only 36 having accurate photometric data. Total apparent magnitude of 5.3 and integrated spectral type of B1.7. NGC 3766 is relatively young that is estimated as log (7.160) or 14.4 million years, and approaching us at 14.8 km/s. This cluster contains eleven Be stars, two red supergiants and four Ap stars. 36 examples of an unusual type of variable star were discovered in the cluster. These fast-rotating pulsating B-type stars vary by only a few hundredths of a magnitude with periods less than half a day. They are main sequence stars, hotter than δ Scuti variables and cooler than slowly pulsating B stars. Number of Subs: L 60 , R 60 , G 60 , B 60 Sub Length: 60 sec Total Integration Time: 4 Hrs Date Captured: 27/04/2020 & 03/05/2020 Imaging Camera: Moravian G2 2000 Imaging Telescope: GSO RC8 CF Reducer: no Focal Length: 1625 Image Scale: 0.94 arcsec/pixel Field of View: 19 x 25 arcmin Mount: Ioptron CEM60 Guide Scope: Orion ST80 Guide Camera: Prostar LP colour (toupcam) Capture Software: Voyager Guide Software: PHD Guiding 2 Processing Software: PixInsight Shane
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