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Forum: Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,698
Posted By Meru
Haha excellent thread Renato, I have enjoyed...

Haha excellent thread Renato, I have enjoyed reading about everyone elses experience. I'm not the only one then!

My first scope was a bushmaster 3" reflector or something of the likes... wait for...
Forum: Deep Space 12-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Meru
Very nice, gotta love f/4! I'm glad I didn't...

Very nice, gotta love f/4! I'm glad I didn't bring my scope that night by the sounds of the wind. Gah Melbourne!
Forum: DIY Observatories 15-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By Meru
Hi guys, It's been ages but another update...

Hi guys,

It's been ages but another update yet! The pier was finished a few weeks ago and man was that thing is huge!! It was very much oversized for my needs, very happy and impressed with the...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By Meru
Having gone through the 80ED to a 120ED and now...

Having gone through the 80ED to a 120ED and now back to a 80ED and wishing I kept my 120ED :rofl: I can say that the jump up is well worth it. I absolutely loved my 120ED, for NB imaging it worked...
Forum: Nightscapes 15-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Meru
Thanks guys :)

Thanks guys :)
Forum: Nightscapes 05-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Meru
Thanks Phil, Surprisingly the raw subs had...

Thanks Phil,

Surprisingly the raw subs had them both in balance which made editing it a breeze. It's amazing what the dynamic range is of cameras these days
Forum: Nightscapes 05-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Meru
Thanks all! I'm getting this printed to pin it to...

Thanks all! I'm getting this printed to pin it to my work desk :D my little slice of serenity in an otherwise hectic place :screwy:
Forum: Nightscapes 04-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Meru
A colourful expedition

Hi all!

Here's my second image from the weekend up in Kinglake, a 2 hour star trail shot above John's house. Compared to my last attempt...
Forum: Nightscapes 04-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Meru
Thanks guys :) can't wait for winter's view of...

Thanks guys :) can't wait for winter's view of the milkyway!
Forum: Nightscapes 04-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Meru
Milkyway Rises

Hi all,

Had some beautiful summer skies in Kinglake this weekend and got this image whilst imaging with the 'scope. Single 36MP image taken with 30sec, ISO3200, 16mm @ f/4. There was actually a...
Forum: Nightscapes 04-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Meru
Spectacular as always :)

Spectacular as always :)
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Meru
Thanks John, Goran & Bo! Haha yes I can see...

Thanks John, Goran & Bo!
Haha yes I can see that flattened chicken, I've tried to outline what I think is the chicken but it looks worse than my nephew's finger painting lol. It's bascially a...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 31-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Meru
Talking Chicken's Pen

Hi IIS'ers,

I'm currently working on the chook and have gotten 4 hours so far (evenly split between Ha & OIII). I plan to get another 2 hours tonight solely on Ha since I'm going for the mapping...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 29-01-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,864
Posted By Meru
No worries Bo, and thanks Peter. Yes I am still...

No worries Bo, and thanks Peter. Yes I am still raving on about the view of the Tarantula to everyone... John was right, you should get us to sign the T's and C's before looking through hehe
Forum: Nightscapes 29-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Meru
Haha Jonathan! Yes I probably could overlayed a...

Haha Jonathan! Yes I probably could overlayed a good foreground from another image but I was very lazy :P quite like spiritual story. It makes the whole thing sound more mystical :D

And hey...
Forum: Nightscapes 28-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Meru
Stars on the bus go round and round...

Sorry for the title but couldn't help myself :P Here's my attempt at a serious star trail, first photo with my new Nikon 16-35 lens. Not entirely happy with the post processing and the damn laser I...
Forum: Nightscapes 28-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Meru
Quality shot, so many stars indeed! I just...

Quality shot, so many stars indeed! I just recently tried my hand at a proper star trail shot, I think I prefer your composition to mine ;)
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 28-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Meru
Hey Alex, Its a really tricky question...

Hey Alex,

Its a really tricky question because every camera and telescope is different. With my old DSLR I used to use 30 seconds tops @ISO1600, with my new camera I can go 1 minute at ISO3200 or...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 28-01-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,864
Posted By Meru
Super amazing night at Kinglake on Sunday night,...

Super amazing night at Kinglake on Sunday night, the views were simply spectacular! Peter bought his 14" monster dob and saw some pretty amazing things. I managed to get some good data on the chicken...
Forum: Deep Space 26-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Meru
Stunning Image Alistair, top stuff!

Stunning Image Alistair, top stuff!
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 23-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,864
Posted By Meru
I will be there with a few friends :)

I will be there with a few friends :)
Forum: DIY Observatories 14-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,035
Posted By Meru
VELCRO!!!! Sweet, sweet velcro... :thumbsup:

VELCRO!!!! Sweet, sweet velcro... :thumbsup:
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 14-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Meru
Hey David, Teleskop express offer a wide...

Hey David,

Teleskop express offer a wide range of FF which would suit your needs, they can be found here - ...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 14-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Meru
Yes of course, sub-pixel guiding + massive pixel...

Yes of course, sub-pixel guiding + massive pixel size is a big factor in how these are so successful. Though it would still be nicer if the pixels were similar-sized, errors are amplified less with...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Meru
+1 Lodestar. I too looked into this debacle and...

+1 Lodestar. I too looked into this debacle and ended up with the lodestar. Using my RC8 which has a focal length of 1.6m and a 50% secondary, I have yet to point somewhere in the sky at my...
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