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by Vega
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: End of the World?
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: End of the World?

Those in Australia may escape armageddon then ? :lol:
by Vega
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Iris Nebula first attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Iris Nebula first attempt

My first attempt at the Iris Nebula during a waxing Gibbous Moon. Need to add more data sometime.

Image

28x 5 Minutes @ISO 800
Darks and Flats

Thanks for looking
by Vega
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: More Panstarrs Findercharts
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

More Panstarrs Findercharts

Hi all

I've posted up some Panstarrs Finder Charts on my site :D

Cheers
by Vega
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet Panstarrs
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Comet Panstarrs

Great shots. Looking forward to taking some images myself of Comet Panstarrs once it climbs a little higher for us Northern Hemisphere dwellers

Matt
by Vega
Wed May 30, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I'm back... Loving the new look
Replies: 0
Views: 604

I'm back... Loving the new look

Just saying hi after a short time away from SPA Forum. Loving the new lick of paint. Especially the online/offline buttons.

Keep up the good work! :)
by Vega
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My DSO efforts this month
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Thanks guys for your kind comments. Must admit I'm chuffed with them. I'm sure having a new modded DSLR has something to do with it :D
by Vega
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Horsehead
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Never seen it in my 10" Reflector. Tough cookie

Matt
by Vega
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My DSO efforts this month
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

My DSO efforts this month

All taken with ED80 / Modded Canon 1000D + CLS Filter Clip. Darks taken on-the-fly, flats and bias Rosette 47x5 minutes http://www.mattastro.com/gallery/rosette_med.jpg Bubble & M52 33x6 minutes http://www.mattastro.com/gallery/bubble_m52_med.jpg Heart & Soul Neb + Double Cluster 22x8 minutes http:/...
by Vega
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Jupiter-bound spacecraft captures Earth and Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Amazing... two featureless orbs on a black background.. and yet everything in life we have ever experienced was on those pixels! Every leader, every country, every war, every flower, every ocean, every insect.. on that tiny white orb. It just goes to show that once we have space telescopes capable o...
by Vega
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Eclipse Phase Montage
Replies: 5
Views: 911

That 2nd image is just fantastic :)
by Vega
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi! Total newb here.
Replies: 16
Views: 4916

... Oh Ok.. I'll do it.... Just about every starter get's this advice from the forum at some point.. Download Stellarium ... Its fantastic planetarium software that mimmicks the sky at any location on earth at any time. Great graphics, easy to use and best of all FREE! I also 2nd all what's been sai...
by Vega
Wed May 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Falkland Islands full moon
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

The orientation is easily remedied... tilt your head :lol:

Matt
by Vega
Wed May 11, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Earthshine and Moonshine.
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

At a guess, I wouldn't think there would be much moonshine. The moon is less reflective than the Earth... and smaller. Not to mention the moon has no atmosphere to refract the sunlight. The Earth's atmosphere allows some sunlight to be reflected around the Earth's edges (even when the sun is directl...
by Vega
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: unaided eye Moon, 18 April 2011, 23:55 UT.
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Hi

Im glad things are looking up (excuse the pun!). I think this is the first full moon sketch I've seen, very interesting. Have you tried seeing Mizar and Alcor? Would be a good test

I hope the improvements continue for you.

Matt
by Vega
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Observing the planets during full moon
Replies: 14
Views: 4242

Sometimes the full moon (as long as it's not too nearby) can make the colours seem more vivid on the brigter planets and colourful doubles.

There's never a bad time to view Saturn, except when it's cloudy :lol:

Matt