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  1. I was going to pop up for the day on Saturday. I just tried to get hold of Kelling to ask, but was on the phone too long. So I think I will have to miss coming up for a socially distance meet up with folks. Have a good one those that are going / there.
  2. A follow up pic from the same morning showing a lot more detail.
  3. And waiting in the wings was...
  4. Flipping heck. The dyslexic fingers have struck again...
  5. In the clear bit between the neighbours houses, I managed to get Big Jupe and Saturn. Now waiting for Mars to get high enough.
  6. Well Mars is certainly starting to look fantastic. Lots of surface detail showing and polar cap shrinking. It's going to be a busy few months. I also created an animation from three of this mornings images. Taken with a Celestron C11. 2x Barlow. ZWO ASI120MC Camera.
  7. Great sketch. My drawing is rubbish. That's why I image...
  8. Thank you. Of course you can use it. Cheers.
  9. An early start today for Mars as Syrtis Major was due to rotate into view and be nicely on display just before dawn. Image taken with a Celestron C11, 2x Barlow and ZWO ASI120MC camera.
  10. I couldn't resist having yet another play with the data. Such fun!
  11. I just couldn't resist having a play with this wonderful data to try creating something different. I first created the RGB image in Photoshop. Ha - Red. OIII - Green. Si - Blue. All subsequent image processing was performed using Affinity Photo. Duplicated layer to create three identical layers. Used curves to tweak out the fainter material in each layer to varying degrees. Strong curve adjustment on bottom layer. Medium curve on middle. Very subtle curve on upper. Created and applied layer masks on the upper two layers created from the layer below it. Flattened the image. Duplicated layer and made the upper layer a luminosity layer. Made saturation adjustments on the lower layer. Tweaked the individual RGB colour curves to adjust the colour to try and get something a little bit different. Applied a subtle Live Layer Unsharp Masking adjustment to the upper luminosity layer. Then applied the Topaz AI Denoise Plugin. Made a few more subtle curves and levels adjustments on the luminosity layer before flattening, cropping, flipping and rotating the image.
  12. £45 A brand new set of the absolutely marvellous 3-volume set of Luna Cognita by Robert Garfinkle. These are still in their original wrapping. Only selling these as a mix up meant I accidentally ordered two copies. Pick up only please as these are very heavy.
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