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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
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  1. A decade of astrophotography

    Wow. Awesome. Shane
  2. NGC 3201

    Well out of practice with both capture and processing but better than the last few months of nothing. Object:NGC 3201 Object Info: NGC 3201 (also known as Caldwell 79) is a low galactic latitude globular cluster in the southern constellation of Vela. It has a very low central concentration of stars. This cluster was discovered by James Dunlop on May 28, 1826 and listed it in his 1827 catalogue. He described it as "a pretty large pretty bright round nebula, 4′ or 5′ diameter, very gradually condensed towards the centre, easily resolved into stars; the figure is rather irregular, and the stars are considerably scattered on the south". The radial velocity of this cluster is unusually high at 490 km/s, larger than any other cluster known. This corresponds to a peculiar velocity of 240 km/s. While high, this is lower than the escape velocity of the Milky Way galaxy.[10] It is located at a distance of 16,300 light years from the Sun and has an estimated 254,000 times the mass of the Sun. This cluster is about 10.24 billion years old. The stellar population of this cluster is inhomogeneous, varying with distance from the core. The effective temperature of the stars shows an increase with greater distance, with the redder and cooler stars tending to be located closer to the core. As of 2010, is one of only two clusters (including Messier 4) that shows a definite inhomogeneous population. Number of Subs: L 50 , R 50 , G 50 , B 50 Sub Length: 30sec Total Integration Time: 120min Date Captured: 04/02/2020 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
  3. Dark Matter

    Well as I always say Greg, you can’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Shane
  4. Hyperstar III/C11 running again

    You’re not wrong Tim. I upgraded my old neq6 roughly 6 months ago. I love the new cem60 but life and mostly weather, both natural and fire related, have been a pain and I have hardly opened the obs in the last 6 months. Shane
  5. Christmas 2019

    It's no different over here in the East gents, been bloody aweful the last few months. Shane
  6. Christmas 2019

    right back at ya Dave and the few who still frequent here
  7. Crikey..!!!

    Ripper pics Daryl, the wife and I were over Horsham way just last week. Although we spent most of our time in/around Halls Gap. Beautiful part of the world. Shane
  8. Ribblehead Viaduct Nightscapes

    nice Gordon Shane
  9. Observatory Rebuild

    Looks like cement sheet to me Tim. Shane
  10. Observatory Rebuild

    looking good buddy. Shane
  11. Pier number deux!

    looking good buddy Shane
  12. Time lapse at Swinsty Reservoir

    Quite mesmerizing mate. Love the shot up through the trees. Shane
  13. HEIDI LES CHAT NOIR

    its the spitting image of our cat clyde but he's only 11-12 Shane
  14. image licencing

    Gday all, i was recently contacted by a fb friend I used to play online games with, about a business he is starting. He is making tabletop gaming mats, for themed card/dice type gaming, in this case I believe the game is x wing fighter or something like that. He originally was going to use computer generated star fields but thought pictures of real objects taken by real people would look way cooler hence he got in touch with me to see if he could use some of my images. So far he has chosen 4 to be used, more may come later, so I thought I would share with you the reprocessed images I have allowed him to use,not free by the way but details are still being worked out. Anyway here are the images being used. There is a few versions of one as I was not happy with any really but his will be the final decision which to use of that particular image or I'll do another repro for him. I reprocessed them as the ones he liked for a start are around 3 years old and my skills and knowledge of processing has grown considerably since then, and it was fun seeing the now v then efforts. Shane
  15. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Have you checked out APP Astro Pixel Processor? It's more point and click processing and by all accounts as good as PI. Shane
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