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  2. M87 Jet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think they wanted it to be more like APOD to get hits by association Greg
  3. Canis Minor

    Incredible amount of nuclear furnaces out there. Awesome photo Greg. Ray
  4. M33

    Wow, very jealous. Looks amazing Prof. Ray
  5. 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
  6. M33

    Threw together everything I had on M33 and ended up with this. Greg
  7. Canis Minor

    The whole of the constellation Canis Minor (effectively Procyon & Gomeisa). Image taken using 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses with 2 x Trius M26C OSC CCDs. A 2-frame mosaic with each frame approximately 2-hours of 10-minute subs. Greg
  8. V1331

    Yes - that is the DSS image and it is flipped top to bottom, so if you want the same area on one of my images, it's around 7:00 towards the bottom. Greg
  9. V1331

    Tim very interesting. My C14 would be able to zoom right in on that. Cygnus unfortunately is a tad low for me. I did shoot it once, but I drove out to the bush, and then up onto a monolith called Kokerbin Rock, which gave me super views of the Northern horizon. Ray
  10. V1331

    Interesting 'smoke ring' feature at about 11:00 from V1331 in the 3rd image near the top. Kudos, Tim.
  11. V1331

    Very cool. Circumstellar disc (a mostly depleted accretion disc,,,posssibly). Ray
  12. V1331

    And here is V1331 as a magnified insert on the main image. Greg
  13. V1331

    How did I find out I picked the wrong star? Because I decided to take a look at the DSS data and put V1331 in the centre of the field - this is what I got. Greg
  14. V1331

    I actually picked the wrong star. V1331 is correctly labelled below.
  15. V1331

    V1331 is a young star in Cygnus that sits in the dark nebula LDN981. Image is a total of seven and a half hours of exposure using 15-minute subs. Equipment was the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs. Greg
  16. Great Image Opportunity

    We all know that feeling. Winter is in full swing out West at the moment, but I'm hopeful for the next new moon. Fingers crossed. Ray
  17. Great Image Opportunity

    No Ray, we were clouded out both nights the comet was next to Helix Another lost moment.
  18. Vixen Optics is shutting down

    Thanks for letting us know. Ray
  19. Great Image Opportunity

    Dammit, I missed this post Ken. Would have been awesome. Did you get any shots? Ray
  20. 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:
  21. 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.
  22. Removing Noise

    Noel Carboni as you may know works for Adobe so has inside information on Photoshop. The noise reduction packages were tested and optimised on deep-sky images (as well as others) which is why they work so well on DSOs. Greg
  23. Removing Noise

    Thanks Prof. This is why I thought I'd ask, because its been a few years since I've done any research on noise removal and figured that there might be a new standard. If both you and Ken are both doing it, then it is most likely quite effective (and the results also speak for themselves). Ray
  24. Removing Noise

    I do the same as Ken Greg
  25. Removing Noise

    Thanks Ken, I'll check that out. Ray
  26. 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.
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