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Everything posted by poppasmurf

  1. Ioptron mounts

    Cheers for the info Tony. Perhaps one to keep in mind if I can ever afford to upgrade from my SW NEQ6. Shane
  2. SAO76540

    Lots of dust in there. Shane
  3. Eastern Veil

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

    spectacular Prof. Shane
  5. NGC 300 WIP

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

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

    WOW that is a lot of stars. Shane
  8. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    30 images like that one would have been an amazing clean final image. Shane
  9. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    Well here is my rusty effort done in PixInsight. I hope you approve Eric. Shane
  10. 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
  11. 1 Frame Wonder M8, M20, & M21

    WOW just WOW Shane
  12. WOW. Ripper shot mate. Shane
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. UPS for obs

    Hi guys, I think its time to add a UPS to the obs and need some advice. Not sure what size I actually need but am considering the following ones. I have a pc, 2 monitors, camera, dew straps, mount, warm room heater(I could dispence with if necessary). https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/UPS/UPS/45712-VALUE2200ELCD https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/UPS/UPS/67796-CP1500EPFCLCDa-AU https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/UPS/UPS/44933-VALUE1500ELCD sugestions and reasons for choice would be appreciated. Cheers Shane
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. "Holy Grail" time lapse

    Very nice Gordon. Shane
  19. UPS for obs

    Hi Ray, primary reason is power loss. I have had a couple of times where I have had power loss to obs for unknown reason and want to have time to power down pc, mount and camera. Shane
  20. Struck Down Again

    That is awesome news mate. Bought a smile to my face. Shane
  21. MiniWASP article

    Good read Greg, it was quite a trip getting the rig up and running to satisfaction but the results show it was worth it. Shane
  22. MiniWASP article

    I saw that on FB, but am yet to read it mate. Shane
  23. Some macro work

    Brilliant Greg. Shane
  24. Trifid Nebula

    Looks good so far mate, that is quite a small FoV hey. Finally got my kit running again, as of just this second. I think I will check collimation tonight and have a crack at Mars if the clouds stay away. It has been a very long time since I have done any planetary work. Shane
  25. First Light for 5 Months

    Not bad at all Ray. Congrats on getting something. If it's not cable probs it's the bloody weather here keeping me from getting anything, I'm having withdrawals lol. Shane