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jgs001 last won the day on June 19 2012

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  1. Very well done Michael, Congratulations and well deserved.
  2. If I may, I'd like to thoroughly recommend this book. I don't read biographies normally... just not my thing. This one is, IMHO, well thought out, well written and very engaging. My eldest brought it for my birthday earlier in the year, and I really enjoyed it. I don't want to say too much as it may spoil things, but it's about the year Scott Kelly was aboard the ISS and his journey to get there.
  3. Nasa has found a number of planets in the TOI-270 system that, based on the reporting I read, seem very interesting, and quite close. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-planet-new-tess-satellite-star-solar-system-astronomy-discovery-a9025621.html
  4. If anyone fancies a new ringtone or notification tone.. NASA has made a number of 'soundbites' available in MP3 and MP4r formats https://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/index.html
  5. Picked mine up yesterday. Didn't see the Saturn 5 and the rod poyle book... May have to place another order. Thanks again Paul
  6. Alan, Yep, done it myself. Use the batches in the same way as exposure lengths.
  7. You get used to it Paul . Mine is available for pickup now, but will have to await the weekend.
  8. Steve, you will need to stack the AVI's into a single image before using iMerge or MS ICE to complete the picture. I used to use registax, but changed to AVIStacks as it was so much faster and easier to use.
  9. I've used various services, and most of the time they are pretty good. If you can though, it's worthwhile getting the printer preview proof settings for your editing application, and then you can 'view' the image on screen as it's expected to print. I found a couple showed as being much darker than expected.
  10. Thanks, ordered this one... and the Apollo 11 one... same price, and a nice matching set
  11. The nifty fifty is the cheap Canon EF 50 mm prime lens. It's cheap, lightweight, and yet, has amazingly good optics with a fast f/1.8. Brand new is £99. https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Canon/Canon-EF-lenses/Canon-EF-50mm-f1.8-STM-Lens
  12. Enjoy the Nifty, it's a craking little lens, I found f/4 was needed to get a reasonably good result. I'd suggest looking at a macro lens (make sure it's a true macro, and not a macro labelled zoom) for Astro, given the price of the Samyang. Macro lenses are designed to be optically flat and, thus can be used wide open without issue... I have a used Sigma 150, and it's a belter. The canon 100mm macro can be had for £120 for example
  13. I have an older IDAS (not tested under the new lighting we have yet) and use it with unmodded 450d. I cannot give you any idea of the quality of my skies (although, I understand they are pretty good).
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