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Old 01-03-2017, 08:05 PM
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Remote Imaging and Telescope Hosting in NSW

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 01-03-2017, 08:13 PM
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I so miss clear skies.... nearly started sobbing when I looked at your all-sky cam conditions...

Weather at my observatory here
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:18 PM
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That simply means you need to put your RH305 or your Alluna 16" in my Obs!

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Old 01-03-2017, 10:42 PM
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That simply means you need to put your RH305 or your Alluna 16" in my Obs!

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Could be tempted. The Honders is in its case at present
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:47 PM
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Hey Martin, long time no see here!

Would you have a minimum equipment level threshold if we wanted to host our stuff at your place? Would my FSQ/STL/G-11 cut the mustard or would we need a Paramount as a bare minimum?

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Old 02-03-2017, 08:16 AM
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Hi H - yes, been overseas again in the States for 3 years got back in mid-Jan. I retire in two days so this is me doing what I love best as well as offering these services in what I feel and have experienced as a good imaging site.

I dont see your equipment as being a problem at all really and you will have the option to install yourself or have me do it for you.

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Old 06-03-2017, 09:24 PM
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Historical Weather

Hi folks

first update - now started to post the historical weather data for the imaging site. Information is collected from a Boltwood Cloudsensor

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

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:03 PM
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Terms and Conditions

Hello again.

Second update here:
http://martinpughastrophotography.id...ing.htm#TandCs

These are just draft Terms and Conditions. Final T&Cs will be published before the site becomes operational and will likely form part of a contract.

I would welcome comments and suggestions.

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Old 11-03-2017, 11:02 PM
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Evening folks.

Third update:
Added the view of a Flexidome Starlight Camera to this page:
http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ASC.htm

This refreshes every 3 minutes and will capture the observatory building progress and once complete, will be placed inside the observatory.
This camera has exceptional low light capabilities.

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Old 25-03-2017, 10:18 PM
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Added SQM Readings

Hi folks

I have added some SQM readings to the following page:
http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ASC.htm

Very humid tonight after all the rain, so might retake these on a 'normal' night.

For those of you with SQMs - how do yours rate just out of interest?
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Old 25-03-2017, 10:30 PM
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Best measured at site near Mildura 21.8

My two usual sites:

Near Hanging Rock about 1 hour north of Melbourne: best 21.55, average 21.3 - 21.4

Somers about 1 hour from melbourne on Westernport Bay: best 21.3, average 21 - 21.1


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Bretti Dark Site, NSW, SQM of 21.8
Lake Chaffey, NSW, SQM of 21.7
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Old 26-03-2017, 07:19 PM
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Rental equipment under test

Good evening.

Thought I would post some images of one of the systems I intend to make available for rent.

Details here.

http://martinpughastrophotography.id...lEquipment.htm
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Old 26-03-2017, 07:23 PM
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Thought I would post some images of one of the systems I intend to make available for rent.

Details here.

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Very nice, Martin
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Old 26-03-2017, 09:21 PM
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Sweeeet! RHA and 16200 sensor is working out great for me. Occassionally I prefer the 16803 with the RHA for the wider objects but for most the 16200 seems to be better.

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Hi folks

it has been a few weeks but I can happily say that the design and engineering specs have now been completed and the plans have gone off to council for the Development Application/Construction Certificate stage.

Watch this space!

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Hello everyone.
What can I say. I have been planning this business venture for some years now and today the footings were dug for a 10m x 5m observatory!

Construction is expected to complete by end Jan and the other good news is that the NBN gets installed next week also. Hoping that lives up to its name given all the bad press.

So once, again, I am offering telescope hosting, data subscription and, as a tertiary option, telescope rental.

PM me for further details and pricing, and also check out:

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

Finally, I have absolutely no doubt that 'new scope cloud cover' will move in at some point.

all the best and clear skies

Martin Pugh
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Martin,
Any chance of adding spectroscopic capabilities?
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today the footings were dug for a 10m x 5m observatory!
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Old 14-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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Thanks Rick.

Ken - I do not currently own such equipment so not at this juncture, but obviously I could host a user-provided set up that is configured for spectrometry.

thanks for your enquiry.

Martin
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