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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. 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
  4. Ruchbah region

    Awesome Greg. Shane
  5. 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
  6. Nice Tim. As Ray said at least you are getting something. My obs is undergoing refurbishment at the moment. Shane
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) + NLCs

    Very cool Gordon. Shane
  10. Orchid

    Not the type of orchid I’m used to seeing. Shane
  11. 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
  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. Beauty

    Looks like what we call a Christmas beetle.
  14. 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
  15. My Current gear April 2020

    GPS is amazing. My Ioptron CEM60 has a built in gps unit. Shane
  16. My Current gear April 2020

    Hoping to get some data on the pearl cluster tonight. Shane
  17. My Current gear April 2020

    Yep love multiple monitors. I plan on adding 1 more to my obs (currently 2) which will work perfectly for me with the software I run. No pics of my obs warm room untill I clean it up a bit . Shane
  18. Arp214 (NGC3718) and friends

    Nice work mate. Do you plan on grabbing more frames to clean it up? Shane
  19. A decade of astrophotography

    Wow. Awesome. Shane
  20. 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
  21. Dark Matter

    Well as I always say Greg, you can’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Shane
  22. 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
  23. Christmas 2019

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

    right back at ya Dave and the few who still frequent here
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