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Everything posted by poppasmurf

  1. New toy

    Lol cut out the ciggies. Perhaps when I’m in the grave mate.
  2. Time has come to upgrade from the camper trailer to a caravan. Got the new (to us) caravan last Friday, now to sell the camper. Shane
  3. New toy

    I hope it sells quick mate. Need to get some cash back in the bank after paying for the van. Lol. Shane
  4. Mars, not wasted time...

    Nice work mate, bigger is always better or so they say lol. Shane
  5. Planetary Debacles

    Hate it when problems arise. It appears you're not on your own mate, Greg was having issues as well. Shane
  6. Wasted time.

    Tim that looks bloody awful, might be time to move.... just make sure to leave the jetstream where it is beforehand. lol Thats a bit strange Ray, my prostar colour cam works fine on win10. Although I do want to replace it for mono as its my guide cam. 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. Obs refurbish/repair

    it appears I’m going to have to rethink the roof and replace it. After several hours of light to mild rain overnight I still have a leak. I really thought I had it covered with the amount of silastic I used. Shane
  9. NGC7331 massive crop

    Wow. Nice combination. Shane
  10. NGC7331 massive crop

    Very nice Greg. Shane
  11. Obs refurbish/repair

    Tim I know you’re right it needs a fridge and bar but it already has a man cave sign. Shane
  12. Obs refurbish/repair

    Made a little tool caddy this arvo. Still need to paint it but came out better than expected, only needs a minor fix for a couple of pairs of tweezers. Shane
  13. Last nights Mars.

    At someone is getting some action. Nice Tim. Shane
  14. Obs refurbish/repair

    Added some more shelves today and a drawer under computer desk. Now to get everything back in and stored in appropriate places. Still working out proper fused power but that will happen when my sparky mate can come around. Shane
  15. Obs refurbish/repair

    Today’s quick update. Computer desk done, computer back in and working. Will probably move the top monitor so it sits directly over the other one but we shall see. Also put in a small shelf for model display. Abrams and millennium falcon paper models, type 59 and tiger plastic models. Unfortunately I still have to find a small leak. After several hours of rain a couple of days ago I checked just to make sure and there is a small area still getting water in. It’s obviously not a huge leak but I still need to fix it. Shane
  16. Obs refurbish/repair

    Gday Ray, paint is for my other hobby, modelling of the plastic kind. Also do paper variety. Shane.
  17. Obs refurbish/repair

    Another quick update. Couple of paint racks in, book shelf under work bench, corner nick jack shelf, and computer desk in for Astro. Shane
  18. Pleiades ultradeep - with colour

    Wow love it mate Shane
  19. Obs refurbish/repair

    Mine has been great over the years. Just needed updating and few repairs. Walls up, linoleum down, hobby work bench installed. Shane
  20. Obs refurbish/repair

    At last I have a ceiling again, I had some 6mm mdf sitting around so decided to use that on the ceiling. Hoping I got the leaking repaired or I’ll be redoing it again. Now as soon as I get some plywood panels I’ll get the walls done and add some workspaces. Really miss being able to get out to the man cave and do something, whether it’s Astro or models. Shane
  21. Deeper Gamma Cass

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

    Nice one Greg Shane
  23. 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
  24. Ruchbah region

    Awesome Greg. Shane