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Old 19-06-2018, 01:14 AM
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New System Coming Online Soon

Hello everyone
I would like to announce the 4th system soon to come on line here at my observatory that will be available for data subscription

Takahashi FSQ106 EDXIV
SBIG STX 16803 with Astrodon LRGBHaSIIOIII filters.
Software Bisque Paramount MX
FLI Atlas Focuser
Image Scale: 3.5 asp
FOV: 4degs x 4degs

I do not load up my subscriptions and limit it at just 10 per scope, so if you are interested please PM me for further details.

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Old 19-06-2018, 07:17 AM
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Should be some wonderful data coming from that combo, Martin!
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The image on the right is the simulator image which is common amongst planetary imagers now. I think it is either Hubble data or one of the orbital probes.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:57 PM
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Hmmmm....I have just reviewed his email about it but he is Chinese so maybe he has this wrong.

I will delete the post until confirmation is sent. I thought it was too good!

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Old 23-07-2018, 10:41 PM
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First Light - Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4

Hi folks

I recently announced a fourth system coming online in my observatory. Well, I am happy to say it is up and running and the first light is here:

https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/ngc-6188-2

SII: 3hours Ha: 2hours OIII: 2.5hours

Scope is coupled to an SBIG STX16803/FW7, Astrodon NB filters and FLI Atlas.

thanks for checking it out and clear skies.

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Old 30-07-2018, 10:33 PM
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Subscriber Achievements

Hello everyone.

Not wanting to blow my own trumpet as merely the provider of the data, but one of my subscribers has just achieved his 7th consecutive (28 Jul) IOTD or Top Pick on Astrobin.

https://www.astrobin.com/users/BrianPeterson/

In fact, out of the 10 images he has published from his subscription to the CDK, 8 of them have been acknowledged in this way.

In addition to this, of course, you have seen Rick's awesome processing and results from the same data.

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Martin
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Old 30-09-2018, 08:36 PM
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Hello.

the following imaging platform will become available for rent on 1 Nov. Minimum rental period is 6 months and this is a full 'hands on' rental i.e you have complete control.

12.5" RC Optical Systems f9
Software Bisque Paramount ME II
SBIG STL11000M with a new Class 1 CCD and Adaptive Optics or 'traditional' guiding using Direct Guide.
LRGBHaSIIOIII Astrodon filters.

Sample image data set can be supplied on request.
Interested? Contact me at mandk@martinpughastrophotography.sp ace for pricing.

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Old 15-11-2018, 06:41 PM
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Hello again

Further to my post below, the camera package has been upgraded on this RC. Hence, the system is now comprised of the following:

12.5" RC Optical Systems f9
Software Bisque Paramount ME II
SBIG STXL11002, AOX and Self-Guiding Filter Wheel or 'traditional' guiding using Direct Guide.
LRGBHaSIIOIII Astrodon filters.

The system will become available from 1 Dec either under a data subscription plan or as an exclusive rental.
Interested? Contact me at mandk@martinpughastrophotography.sp ace for pricing.

cheers
Martin

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Old 17-11-2018, 06:26 PM
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Hello again.

It didnt take long for this scope to get snapped up. It is now rented until 1 Jan 20.

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Old 11-12-2018, 08:02 PM
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Centaurus 'A' (NGC 5128)

Hi folks

would like to draw your attention to the processing of this data set by acknowledged Pixinsight expert Warren Keller.

http://www.billionsandbillions.com/centaurus_a.html

Warren used a pixel math formula to blend the Ha into the image (to highlight the jet) and he plans to share that via his website.

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Old 12-12-2018, 12:10 PM
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That image is fantastic Martin! Radio jets over a million light years long? Wow.
Cheers Richard.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:34 PM
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Thanks Richard.

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Old 24-05-2019, 10:06 AM
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CDK 17 Data Subscription from CHILE.

Hi everyone.
I have been anxious to post this exciting ‘upgrade’ to my business and now it is happening!

My 17” Planewave was relocated to Rio Hurtado on 1 May and I flew down on 19 May to personally install it (still here). For my business it means I can now offer data subscription at 3 price points to suit different budgets.

With over 300 clear nights per year (330 in 2018) and 1 arcsec seeing (or better) most of the time, I am confident this telescope is going to produce the best amateur data in its class; especially when combined with my method of system assembly, optimisation and of course adaptive optics. The location is dry, has very low humidity, and sits above the inversion layer, not to mention zero light pollution. It is of course co-located with professional scopes on adjacent mountain tops.

What does this mean? It means the scope will become vastly more productive, with very little wastage, allowing more targets to be completed and others to be imaged at an even greater depth.

I am confident this is going to appeal to a large number of people, but I will not over-subscribe it which means spaces are limited.
I cannot wait to get cracking so subscription commences on 7 Jun. Questions? Happy to take them otherwise check out your options here:

https://squareup.com/store/martin-pu...a-subscription
Cheers and thank you for reading this post.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:55 AM
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Hi folks.
For any of you contemplating signing up for data subscription on the CDK17 in Chile, you have just got to check out these initial images taken tonight, especially NGC 3621.

http:\\www.mrpugh55.cba-sierras.com/CDKSampler.zip.

I am informed that this is the worst time of year for seeing/imaging conditions in Chile. Can you imagine what this data will look like when it's at it's best?!

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Old 18-07-2019, 09:59 PM
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Hello everyone.
The CDK17 and AOX have been working well in Chile and two nights ago the seeing was quite spectacular.

The thumbnail attached is 3 x 30 min exposures of NGC 6164 through a 3nm Ha filter (full moon), and each of these 3 frames had a good population of stars with an FWHM of less than 1 arcsecond (typically around 0.98).

CDK Subscription is open for anyone interested.
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Old 26-07-2019, 07:10 PM
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Having never done an RGB combine in PI, followed by an Ha combine, here is my channel combined and pixel-mathed rendition.

A bit red, but ya get that

https://www.astrobin.com/full/417067/0/
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Old 26-07-2019, 08:31 PM
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Hello everyone.
The CDK17 and AOX have been working well in Chile and two nights ago the seeing was quite spectacular.

The thumbnail attached is 3 x 30 min exposures of NGC 6164 through a 3nm Ha filter (full moon), and each of these 3 frames had a good population of stars with an FWHM of less than 1 arcsecond (typically around 0.98).

CDK Subscription is open for anyone interested.
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Ouch! That is exceptional.

You are pushing some serious boundaries with that sort of data Martin.

Absolutely wonderful stuff
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Old 26-07-2019, 11:08 PM
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Well done on the Carina data! I like it.

and thanks Peter....system is producing that's for sure.

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Old 27-07-2019, 01:25 AM
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Hello everyone, Martin Pugh here.

With permission of the moderators, I am delighted to announce that later this year, I will be offering remote imaging and telescope hosting opportunities at my property in NSW.

I have posted some initial info here:

http://martinpughastrophotography.id...oteImaging.htm along with a near real-time view of the skies via an All Sky Camera here.

http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ASC.htm

As the link will suggest, if you are interested, please PM me and I will add you to the list of interested parties.

cheers and all the best.

Martin

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Old 27-07-2019, 10:00 PM
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All on this page now.

https://www.martinpughastrophotograp...escope-hosting

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