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Forum: Deep Space Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Meru
Nice one Tony, this camera looks to be a good...

Nice one Tony, this camera looks to be a good catch ;) Yup definitely do longer subs/lower ISO. I do 180s@ISO1600 and 300s@ISO800, and with only say minimum 10-15 frames and dark frames there's not...
Forum: Deep Space 21-05-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
Please do drop by, the doors are always open :)

Please do drop by, the doors are always open :)
Forum: Beginners Talk 20-05-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Meru
Nice one mate, Saturn is my most favourite...

Nice one mate,

Saturn is my most favourite thing in the night sky. One of the first few objects I saw for the first time through my (very very very average) cheap telescope as a kid. I still...
Forum: Deep Space 20-05-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
Thank you Mike! Haha! Thanks Mariusz, DSS...

Thank you Mike!


Haha! Thanks Mariusz, DSS certainly had fun counting them :P infact I was trying to stack using the Mosaic feature but it could never match the panels - at one point I had...
Forum: Accessories 20-05-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Meru
Thanks Leon, yes you were right - lots of...

Thanks Leon, yes you were right - lots of inquiries! Thank you to everyone for the interest, keep them coming and I will do my best to reply ASAP :)
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 20-05-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Meru
Bump, price now $660

Bump, price now $660
Forum: Accessories 20-05-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Meru
Talking Your parts 3D printed!

Hi everyone,

Me and a colleague of mine have recently started 3D printing, just small odd jobs for friends and family. I mentioned that there may be members on IIS who may wish to simply use a 3D...
Forum: Deep Space 20-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
Thanks Rod! Fingers crossed the weather holds up...

Thanks Rod! Fingers crossed the weather holds up :D
Forum: Deep Space 20-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 685
Posted By Meru
Wow Mike, looks almost 3D. Great job of post...

Wow Mike, looks almost 3D. Great job of post processing too, oodles of information in those subs. Must have had great seeing!
Forum: Deep Space 20-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By Meru
Stunning image Rick! Looking forward to more :)

Stunning image Rick! Looking forward to more :)
Forum: Deep Space 19-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
Thanks everyone! What a response, I wasn't...

Thanks everyone! What a response, I wasn't expecting this :)

David, subframe exposure was 150s ISO1600 @ f/3.5 (total of 16+11 frames for left/right panel). I've always been a little weary of...
Forum: Deep Space 18-05-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
As promised mosaic attached. Second panel is...

As promised mosaic attached. Second panel is ~30min imaging time, ended up stacking and editing the two panels separately then combining/touching up on in Photoshop
Forum: Deep Space 18-05-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Meru
Rho Ophiuchus Wide Field + Mosaic

Hi everyone,

One of my favourite regions in the night sky. Been meaning to take this for many years, feels great to have finally gotten it! This is a single panel of two, mosaic to come soon :)...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-05-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Meru
I had 2x5kgs and was sufficient, classic case of...

I had 2x5kgs and was sufficient, classic case of YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) :thumbsup:
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Meru
Hi Lachlann, As a former owner of a 8" newt...

Hi Lachlann,

As a former owner of a 8" newt + EQ5, you will definitely need two counterweights to get a good balance. An extra 5kg will definitely be more than enough to balance your system :)...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 13-05-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Meru
Took my idea james! :P very nice

Took my idea james! :P very nice
Forum: Accessories 11-05-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Meru
Bump, now $35 + postage. This is half price from...

Bump, now $35 + postage. This is half price from buying new from an aussie retailer, and is in perfect condition
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 06-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Meru
All, decided to drop to $690. An excellent camera...

All, decided to drop to $690. An excellent camera in perfect condition
Forum: Software and Computers 02-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By Meru
Hi Paul, I think the NUCs are great and seem...

Hi Paul,

I think the NUCs are great and seem to be capable for basic tasks as you've mentioned. As an alternative, have you considered buying 2nd hand Mini-ITX parts? They can be had really cheap...
Forum: Accessories 02-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Meru
Bump, now $40 + postage

Bump, now $40 + postage
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 02-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Meru
Nikon D7000 18-105 VR Kit

Hi everyone,

For sale is my father's D7000 18-105 VR Kit. Shutter count is under 3k :eyepop: (he never uses it, which is why I am selling on behalf of him), bought from Teds less than 3 years ago...
Forum: Non-Astronomy 02-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Meru
EOI: Intel i7, RAM, Graphics Card

Hi everyone,

I am planning on upgrading my computer and just want to know if anyone would be interested in the following items:


Intel i7 950 LGA1366 CPU
Kingston HyperX DDR3 Triple Channel...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 01-05-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,394
Posted By Meru
I tried many many different hubs, found the...

I tried many many different hubs, found the Belkin range to work without any hassles (recommended by another IIS member). Been using it with any and every USB peripheral for my imaging rig for over...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 01-05-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By Meru
Thanks Steve, Yes completely agree, achros have...

Thanks Steve,
Yes completely agree, achros have come a long way. PM replied :)

Thanks to everyone for the interest,
I am happy to post if there are any interstate buyers looking.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-04-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By Meru
Bump, Folks this is an excellent scope in...

Bump,

Folks this is an excellent scope in great condition. 5" f/5 achros are hard to come by and at this price represents extremely good value.
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