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Old 05-05-2018, 10:58 AM
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Long time Martin - congratulations on your retirement and what a great way to keep your hobby going and help others - well done mate!
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:45 PM
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Hello everyone.

I have uploaded a complimentary data set taken with the RH305, complete with master calibration frames.

Check it out, download, process and post your results in 'Deep Space'...I would love to see them.

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

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Played with the Ha channel a little this arvo. Great rig.
[9000 x 7200 = 17MB]
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Matthew.


Hey Marc....really nice job! Super pin-point stars.

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Old 06-05-2018, 09:22 AM
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Hey Martin, thanks for the image files etc. Just tried to stack them all up but the image files are 16 bit FITs and the darks etc are 32 bit. Is this intentional because it gives me a not compatible message when I try to stack them.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:48 AM
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Super pin-point stars.
The straight RGB data is also extremely tight with beautiful colour variations and nuances.
[9000 x 7200 = 35MB]

In all a superb instrument. I'm sure your customers will be delighted.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:49 PM
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The CDK17 data is very tasty too
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:31 PM
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Hey Martin, thanks for the image files etc. Just tried to stack them all up but the image files are 16 bit FITs and the darks etc are 32 bit. Is this intentional because it gives me a not compatible message when I try to stack them.
Hi Brent.

just bring the calibration frames into Maxim or PI and save as 16bit, and you are good to go.

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Old 06-05-2018, 04:40 PM
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The straight RGB data is also extremely tight with beautiful colour variations and nuances.
[9000 x 7200 = 35MB]

In all a superb instrument. I'm sure your customers will be delighted.
Again Marc, a lovely result with subtle colours. You need to subscribe as there is plenty more where that came from!

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Old 06-05-2018, 09:54 PM
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I had a play with the data as well. I've done a RGB/Ha combination:

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Larger version here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChrisRy...ts/PL4rTJPbhpu

I wasn't as rigorous/careful with the processing as I probably should have been. The data though is very good and easy to work with.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:13 PM
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You've brought out some lovely detail in this rendition Chris.

Thanks for posting.

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The straight RGB data is also extremely tight with beautiful colour variations and nuances.
[9000 x 7200 = 35MB]

In all a superb instrument. I'm sure your customers will be delighted.
Nice job Marc!
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:08 PM
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just bring the calibration frames into Maxim or PI and save as 16bit, and you are good to go.

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Thanks Martin but I have neither of those. Never mind, the images work quite well without any calibration frames anyway. Here's an RGB Version.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:50 PM
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Well done Brent.

Any program that can read 32-bit/IEEE Float FITS can convert it back to 16bit.

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Old 03-06-2018, 12:27 AM
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Hello everyone.

I was contacted by the ABC last week where I agreed to participate in a telephone interview to help the author write this article on telescope hosting and data subscription here in the SH.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...44?pfmredir=sm

I will also get interviewed on the radio next week.

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That's pretty exciting
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Congratulations Martin - please make sure to share a link to the recording of your interview
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Thanks there Colin/Suavi.

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Old 06-06-2018, 02:39 PM
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Hello everyone.

I was contacted by the ABC last week where I agreed to participate in a telephone interview to help the author write this article on telescope hosting and data subscription here in the SH.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...44?pfmredir=sm

I will also get interviewed on the radio next week.

cheers
Martin
I was interviewed by the author a few weeks ago and I mentioned your name and iTelescopes as being commercial going concerns. Whilst she did not say my name in her piece, I was the contact she spoke to from the Astronomical Society of South Australia. As I am the current president of the society she rang me and wanted a long chat and clues about whom to contact and how many people were offering these services. So I hope that helped you out a bit Martin.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:02 AM
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Hi Paul

thanks for the call today and thanks for pointing her my way. I was wondering how she got hold of me. It would be great if it generates some business, but these things do not make front page headlines and can be hard to find unless you routinely visit certain pages on these news websites.

Things are going very well in general Paul. Considering the obs only became online at the end of January, I only have 2 spaces left to fill.

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Old 15-06-2018, 07:22 PM
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Complete image data sets now available.

Hello everyone.

I am now populating my website with complete image data sets that are available for purchase (via Paypal).

Currently, all of these data sets were taken with the CDK17 when it was parked at Sierra Remote Observatories and the vast majority of them contain between 20-50 hours of exposure, and there are some mosaics in there too.

I have pushed up the data for two objects so far, but have provided a 'slide show' of what is also available so as to give you a heads up as to what is coming. It just takes a very long time to get the data together and build the pages. If you see something on that slide show that interests you just contact me and I can make it available.

I would like to say that the data is all very high quality, some of it was taken with an Apogee U16M and some with the SBIG STXL11002 all AOX guided.

Here is the link:
https://www.martinpughastrophotograp...data-set-index

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