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by Vega
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Total Beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

I would also highly recommend downloading Stellarium . It can re-create the sky from your location at any given time. It's free, easy to use and really helps you in piecing together the sky. Not to mention really help you with finding objects and planets on any given night. (Saturn for instance! :D ...
by Vega
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M106 - LRGB
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Wonderful effort. I love these LRGB images, the extra work required really pays off.

Matt
by Vega
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Saturn 8 April
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Lovely shot

:)
by Vega
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

I've just bought this book, wishing I didnt read this thread now :lol:

Matt
by Vega
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Freaked out tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

After 5 years of astronomy, I saw my first chinese lantern a couple years ago (3 in a row infact) and I too was straight on here completely freaked out asking questions. Darn things are getting more popular too.

Matt
by Vega
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Back from the armchair
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Congrats Mark. I think im at the beginning of a similar situation. Found that someone special and I can see astro taking a back seat for a while. Of course, like you , it will never go away completely.

Nice to see you back

Matt
by Vega
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M106 - Luminance
Replies: 3
Views: 871

A Wonderful image, cant wait to see the colour data added effort

Matt
by Vega
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M51 with Mak 127 and Atik Titan
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

M51's not going anywhere.. a great phrase :D . and good thing is its circumpolar so plenty more chances to image it through the year. Hope you dont mind constructive critisism but I reckon you could spend more time on focusing. Its always good to review and zoom in on single frames and re-adjust you...
by Vega
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Saturn Ring Brightening?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

I've seen photographical evidence of this too. Images taken eitherside of opposition and one taken at opposition with identical quipment/settings etc. The results were quite convincing visually. It only makes sense that at exact opposition it would seem brighter. No different to full moon compared 2...
by Vega
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M51 Better Framing than last time
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Thaaaaats better :D

Really nice detail in there for 20 5 minute subs. Did you use a filter? Do you have any light pollution to deal with?

Matt
by Vega
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M96 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo.
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Nice image David. I got no chance of such a pic with my DSLR and having to use CLS filter

Matt
by Vega
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Some DSO's......
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Great effort. Especially like M51. I reckon focusing could have been tighter on the other two. Worth spending as much time as you can on focusing, makes all the difference. (Hope you dont mind the constructive critisism :wink: )

Matt
by Vega
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M81
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Gorgeous. I love this galaxy for its brightness and viewing angle

Matt
by Vega
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Backyard EOS
Replies: 4
Views: 6412

The features look great. I already have ImagesPlus software but it dont come cheap so I'll be keeping an eye out how the reviews of this software go.

Matt
by Vega
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Using RA and Dec setting circles correctly...
Replies: 14
Views: 6636

The blazing star... There are 2 very bright stars up in the evenings at the moment. if it was Low in the South it was Sirius (the brightest star in the sky). If it was in a more Easterly direction is was Arcturus.

Sirius twinkles like a colourful disco ball when viewed through a scope lol.

Matt