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Old 04-08-2019, 10:38 AM
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Hi folks
I am looking for 2-3 people to make up an 'imaging team' on my 12.5" RCOS.

Full system spec is here:
https://www.martinpughastrophotograp...escope-hosting

The price is very low, so if you are data starved you have an opportunity here to get some nice data. A data sampler is here, taken a couple of nights ago.
http://www.mrpugh55.cba-sierras.com/NGC6559.zip

Contact me by PM if interested. The imaging team will kick off as soon as the numbers are met.

cheers and clear skies

Martin
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Old 22-08-2019, 07:43 PM
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Astrophotography Image Processing

Hello everyone.
As an extension to my remote imaging, telescope hosting and data subscription business, I have now begun to offer one-on-one tutorials in image processing.
So the question to ask is: How do you rate your image processing skills? Do you have great data but just cannot produce an image that will impress your followers, friends and those at the local Astronomical society?

Well, it is possible that I can help.

The tutorials will be conducted using the awesome collaboration tool called Zoom. I have just completed my first (test) session today with a guy in Arizona, and it went exceedingly well with the customer being able to view in great resolution my screen and was able to follow the session with ease.

I can offer tailored sessions to address your requirements and it doesn't matter whether you are an absolute beginner who perhaps has some data from a subscription service or a friend, or perhaps you are fed up of those magenta halos in your NB images.

For the sessions, I will be using any one or more of the following software programs: Maxim DL, CCDStack, Photoshop CC (with a whole bunch of associated plug-ins) and (limited) PixInsight.

Sessions can cover any of the following, and more:
Basic image calibration, registration, noise reduction, and combining
Detailed start to finish processing of:
Galaxy HaLRGB:
Nebula HaLRGB:
Bi-colour Narrowband:
Tri-colour Narrowband:

If this interests you, please PM me for further details.

cheers and clear skies
Martin
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Old 23-11-2019, 03:19 PM
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Black friday special

Hello everyone.

This deal is available for 1 week only from now and until midnight 29 Nov AEDT.
Become a subscriber to my CDK17 in Chile - sign up for 3 months and instead of paying $900USD, pay just $600USD. That is a whopping $300USD saving:

https://squareup.com/…/martin-pu…/it...a-subscription

I can assure you the data is spectacular

Note: Subscription rates thereafter revert to full pricing.

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Martin
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Old 23-11-2019, 03:56 PM
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Thank you for the heads up Martin.

Is this the total cost for 3 months or is it $600/month?

The link does not work.

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Old 23-11-2019, 06:17 PM
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Hi Suavi

that's $600USD for 3 months :-)

https://squareup.com/store/martin-pu...a-subscription

I have re-pasted the link above, let me know if it works.

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Martin
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Old 24-11-2019, 05:18 PM
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Thank you Martin.

Quite tempting offer, particularly that I will most likely never own a 17".
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Old 24-11-2019, 07:06 PM
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....and the data is superb :-)
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Best Yet

Happy New Year IIS members.

Well, it goes without saying that your entire imaging platform i.e every hardware and software aspect, has to be perfectly optimized to achieve this kind of result.

This is the best result I have ever achieved and of course is testament to the excellent seeing conditions at Obstech El Sauce. Given that the image scale of this system is 0.63 asp, to achieve a resultant FWHM of 0.881 after 30 minutes of exposure is remarkable at the amateur level.

Spaces are available if you are interested in subscribing

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Old 04-02-2020, 09:49 PM
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Hi there.

What can 17” of aperture achieve at f6.8 under pristine dark skies with spectacular seeing?

Check out the attached….this is a single 15 minute sub in each RGB channel. I didn’t even bother to calibrate it. I used hot pixel rejection in CCDStack, registered, and then combined. No other processing whatsoever. FWHM of all 3 frames was 1.1 asp.

Data of this quality is hard to come by - so subscribing to my Chilean based CDK may just interest you

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