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  1. EPOD

    Fantastic Greg! Congrats mate https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2022/03/california-nebula-ngc-1499.html
  2. Carbon star

    Wow, excellent spotting Greg! Sure is a tiny sucker! http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=w+cas&submit=SIMBAD+search I have a real affection for Carbon stars, DY Crucis being my favourite Cheers, Ken
  3. Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)

    Thanks Tim. Yeah, it is dimming rapidly now. Each night it rises less in Altitude and fading as it rises. Lets hope it makes it around the Sun for a return visit in January.
  4. Hooray!! it's our turn here in the Southern Hemisphere to get Happy-snaps of Comet Leonard Canon 450d, 200mm f5 Newt, 6 x 30 seconds, stacked in Sequator, slight tweak of contrast in PhotoShop.
  5. Excellent detail Greg! Always stunning seeing insects in Macro. So much too see in hairs and scales and veins.
  6. Canis Minor

    Beautifully sharp image! Canis Minor has always fascinated me in the sense that how did they see a small dog in 2 stars. It is probably the constellation that least matches its name
  7. Great Image Opportunity

    No Ray, we were clouded out both nights the comet was next to Helix Another lost moment.
  8. For an opportunity at a very interesting Image, Comet 7p/Pons-Winnecke will be passing right by the Helix Nebula on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (15th. 16th June 2021 Aussie time). It would make a fascinating photo with both in the frame. I'm definitely going to try for it if this damn cloud goes away! Here's a Cartes du Ciel map for Tuesday Night Aussie time:
  9. Yep, that well known Company 'Vixen Optics' is shutting down. Plenty of stock at discount prices. www.vixenoptics.com/Default.asp Apparently Vixen Japan is looking for a new distributor.
  10. Removing Noise

    Ray, I use the 'Camera Raw Filter' in PhotoShop. It's under 'Filter' in the menu. In the image below I have circled the Noise level settings. I find it works best for me if I do Colour noise reduction first, then Noise Reduction, then 'Sharpening' last. What I like about Camera Raw Filter is that you can raise Sharpening without re-introducing the noise you just reduced.
  11. M87 Jet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Greg, at least I now know what EPOD is It's strange they didn't call it ESPOD Well done! Ken
  12. M87 Jet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I see the jet in his photo Ray LOL! but I don't see any photo or link in his last post to EPOD (whatever EPOD is. I've heard of APOD but not EPOD)
  13. M87 Jet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where? I don't see anything Ken
  14. Street Lights For and Against

    Same here Greg. I have heard some drunks talking loudly as they were walking home from the pub at about midnight probably 3 times in the 20 years I have lived here. Being out in the country we don't even have footpaths, so what do we need streetlights for? Ken
  15. 1st Images from my new 450d

    Thanks Tim, No, my camera isn't modded. I considered it but went against it. I prefer the colours from the unmodded camera. I have used several modded cameras but still prefer the results from unmodded. I only do my DSO imaging at ISO 800. So much easier to process any noise out. I have used 1600 a couple of times as a test and was very disappointed with the results. But I find that planetary video looks OK at 1600 Ken
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