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by Kaustav
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Planet Watch March 19-21st Ruislip Lido, North West London
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

Planet Watch March 19-21st Ruislip Lido, North West London

Dear all, Come along to the Ruislip Lido between March 19-21st 2010 from 7.30pm onwards till 10pm to witness the glories of space through many different telescopes. There will be expert amateur astronomers available to talk to, people giving talks and pointing out the constellations and most excitin...
by Kaustav
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: DS Astrophotography advise from a newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Improvements

Some helpful folks over at another forum gave me some top tips in image processing and so my second attempt at imaging using long exposure on my Canon 350D (without any LP filters) came out rather better. Here are some examples. Click the images for bigger versions: M82 http://farm4.static.flickr.co...
by Kaustav
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: DS Astrophotography advise from a newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 825

DS Astrophotography advise from a newbie

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3449104871_602b252da3_t.jpg M13 (click on picture for larger version) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3446162610_bd661fea18_m.jpg M35 (click on picture for larger version) I've just started to do some DS imaging and started off with M13 and M35. Here's what I...
by Kaustav
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Careful where you point your green laser pointer
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Careful where you point your green laser pointer

... because thecoppers are already on to you if you're not careful!
by Kaustav
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17347

How do you use Twitter?

I just wrote an article on how I use Twitter. It's always interesting to see how people interpret Twitter and discover the myriad ways in which Twitter can be used as part of a wider arsenal of tools to communicate, market and promote.

Regards,
Kaustav
by Kaustav
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Spring Moonwatch write up part 2 and 3
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Spring Moonwatch write up part 2 and 3

Just a quick note to say that Spring Moonwatch week is now over and the WOLAS event at the Ruislip Lido was very successful. The last night of observing was very well attended. You can read about the previous two nights of Spring Moonwatch on my write up. This was the first time I've taken my telesc...
by Kaustav
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Spring Moonwatch write up from last weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Spring Moonwatch write up from last weekend

My wife and I attended our first Spring Moonwatch event even last weekend and enjoyed it immensely. I thought I'd do a write up of the event so that others, who couldn't make it, could find out a little more about what happened at the event. I hope you enjoy the write up. There are two more days of ...
by Kaustav
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Live webcast of India's moon mission launch
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Live webcast of India's moon mission launch

If anyone's awake, you can watch a live webcast of the launch of India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan 1. It lists off at 1:45am tonight. The link is:

http://isro.wstream.net/live.asx

Kaustav
by Kaustav
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: objects drifting across FOV during solar observing
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

objects drifting across FOV during solar observing

I'm borrowing my local astro soc's Coronado PST at the moment and enjoying all the solar observing I'm able to carry out. Today is the first sunny day since I acquired the 'scope. In the two hours that I have been popping in and out in-between the clouds I have noticed twice that a very tiny pin pri...
by Kaustav
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Moon - three photo composite
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Stitching

Well there is this auto stitch option in Photoshop CS3 which works quite nicely. It produced some jaggy edges around the black area of the final image which I had to fill in using the fill tool. I also rotated the image a little.
by Kaustav
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Moon - three photo composite
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

The Moon - three photo composite

After last night's WOLAS meeting, I was inspired by the talk and the extremely clear skies there-after and so I took this image of the moon through a William Optics Megrez 110mm refractor using a 2x Barlow and a Canon 350D camera. It's a three photo composite stitched together in Photoshop. http://f...
by Kaustav
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: LED in London within 5 years
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

LED in London within 5 years

I know one should not believe EVERYTHING that the newspapers publish.... BUT..... today I read in The Independent (Sunday) that there is a trail in Barnet, Southwark and Greenwich with L.E.D. street lighting that is claimed to consume 40% less energy with plans on making the whole of the Londo regio...
by Kaustav
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

Link

Paul,

Look at my original message. I have linked to the web site where the Photoshop actions can be purchased.

Kaustav
by Kaustav
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools

Has anyone used Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools ? They're a set of Photoshop actions which work on PC and Mac Photoshop all the way up to CS3. The actions allow you to carry out a lot of useful image manipulation, all of which you could potentially do manually, if you knew how to - however, these too...
by Kaustav
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solarscope's Solarview 50 - first light images...
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

method?

Pretty and amazing shots. I love solar photographs like this. Post some more if you have em. Are you capturing these using a webcam and then stacking in Registax or our you taking multiple long exposure subs and stacking in Deepspace Stacker or some other method?

Kaustav