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  1. Ribblehead Viaduct Nightscapes

    nice Gordon Shane
  2. Observatory Rebuild

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

    looking good buddy. Shane
  4. Pier number deux!

    looking good buddy Shane
  5. Time lapse at Swinsty Reservoir

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

    its the spitting image of our cat clyde but he's only 11-12 Shane
  7. 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
  8. Man that is a "lot" of work. i collected around 15 hours worth of RGB and around 8 hours processing my first mosaic. Works out to 4.5 hours integration time for each RGB pane. I don't think I'll try for mor than 2 panes at this point. Trying to get my head around building a mosaic in PI from individual R, G, & B subs and merge them is a bit of a mind blower. Shane
  9. NGC 5128

    NGC 5128. I have overcooked the processing on this one, but I'll do a reprocess at some point. Luminance 30 x 5min, RGB 20 x 2 min of each filter. Total integration time of 4.5hrs. This was more a test run of the mount and software than a real crack at it. I may have some collimation issues to adjust. Shane
  10. 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
  11. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    PI mate after basic cal and reg i go channel combine, linearfit, dynamiccrop, dynamicbackgroundextractio, backgroundneutralization, colourcalibration or photometriccolourcal, MTAStarshrink, MLT, Histotransform, HDRmultiscale lineartransform, LHE, curvestransformation, LRGBcombine, Dynamiccrop maybe, ACDNR, SCNR. Sorry bout the PI jargon. Just conversing with a bloke that wants to use some of my astropics for gaming mats. Shane
  12. Voyager

    https://www.voyagerastro.com/ I have had a good play with this software in demo mode and was so impressed I bought the full licence without actually trying it under the stars in real world situation. I have finally recieved my rs232/usb cable and everything connected to the software without a hitch, now as soon as the weather clears up ill have an imaging run to see how well it does its job in the real world. Very imressed so far and not over expensive either at A$115 although that price is going to be almost double as of Aug 2019. Will post some results when able. Shane
  13. pulled the trigger

    I pulled the trigger today on a new mount. Ioptron CEM60. There is a bit of a wait for production to catch up, but should be here in about 6 weeks. The minister of finance and war was none too pleased but so be it. AHHH bring on the cloud. Shane
  14. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Added Luminance 4 hrs each panel. Shane
  15. Voyager

    Another update. The developers have added a web dashboard to monitor what is going on. No need for team viewer and works on multiple platforms including smart phones, pc, tablets etc. It seems to just get better and better. Shane
  16. pulled the trigger

    Wow just wow. The more I use this mount and the better I understand it the more it amazes me. I have just finished a 3 hr imaging run and after a small tweak on the RA balance this arvo the guiding has improved even more with a 0.39 RMS error over the 3 hrs in PHD2. That is the best guiding I have ever had. Shane
  17. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Cheers mate. I am now looking forward to collecting the Luminance data to add to it for a real punch in the face. Shane
  18. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    Thanks mate. It was an eye opener for sure, not so much the final result, although I am wrapped with it, or amount of data needed for mosaics, but the amount of time involved in processing a mosaic is quite astounding. At this stage I definately won't be attempting anything bigger than 2 panels. Shane
  19. obs out of action

    Yep. If you have none or can't learn patience your in trouble in the AP game. Still waiting for the weather to play nice. Ah that's right, PATIENCE. lol Shane
  20. Well it has taken a week or so but I have sorted out the obs. We had a storm not long ago and I found the power had tripped in the shed, on investigation it was the power leading to the obs. The obs has had a good run as power was supplied by an extension lead which was only meant to be a temp fix but ended up nearly 10 years. So now I have proper power and have fixed the ethernet plug that I accidently cut off when burying power and internet. Now just need clouds to piss off. Shane
  21. My New Toys.

    they look cool in flower mate. I cant say ive seen the white one in flower before. Shane
  22. My New Toys.

    Bloody freezing here in Vic at the moment. This morning the wife and I venture out to the shed for our morning coffee and smoke while watching the morning news and I discovered the shed power had tripped. Upon investigation it appears the problem emanates from the observatory, so I will need to find what the issue is. We did have a rather large storm so perhaps water has got in somewhere and int one of the power leads. Shane
  23. My New Toys.

    Nice one Dave. Shane
  24. Voyager

    I think there is one called Cyclops Optics, found an address for you. Cyclops Optics Limited 4L, Wing Kin Industrial Building, 4-6, Wing Kin Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong. T: +852-3426-4668
  25. Voyager

    Hong Kong, did bring home any cheap astro goodies? Shane
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