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Shibby

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About Shibby

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  1. New flooring for the Obsy

    I have the same stuff and it's lovely underfoot. Even better, if you drop something, it bounces! Remember to leave a good space around the edges, though, or it will ruck up in warmer weather.
  2. M101 HaLRGB

    Thanks very much. It's a galaxy that has much to offer!
  3. M51 LHaRGB

    Yes, very impressive detail indeed! It's lacking in colour, though. You should try pushing the colour layer harder - I would think that it's either too faint in comparison to the L, or it needs a saturation boost?
  4. M101 HaLRGB

    I posted this in an imaging challenge, but thought I'd post here too if that's okay? Having started capturing data for this in Feb, I was beginning to think I'd never finish it with the awful weather of the last 2 months. However, last week finally yielded some clear nights so I've eventually managed to cobble enough together for an image. I tried not to push the processing too far and kept it simple, but I'm not sure how well I've combined the colour together. Optics: MN190 Camera: 460ex Guiding: Orion mini guidescope + QHY5L-ii L: 21x600s RGB: 3x7x600s Ha: 10x500s
  5. M13

    A bit of a smash-and-grab at the end of a session. I'm still not used to processing/combining RGB images, so I really just bodged this together with minimal processing. SW MN190 Atik 460ex L: 18x400s RGB: 3x2x400s
  6. Retractor galaxies series: M51 improved.

    Awesome, very strong colour and detail. This may sound silly, but it feels very physically present in your image, rather than the fuzzy spectre that most galaxies are. (yep, that does sound silly).
  7. Mandel-Wilson 2 The Angel Nebula

    Fantastic image. You've really brought that IFN to life with all that data. Lots of little fuzzies to pick out, too!
  8. Having started capturing data for this in Feb, I was beginning to think I'd never finish it with the awful weather of the last 2 months. However, this week has finally yielded some clear nights so I've managed to cobble enough together for an image, and in time for the end date of this challenge. Optics: MN190 Camera: 460ex Guiding: Orion mini guidescope + QHY5L-ii L: 21x600s RGB: 3x7x600s Ha: 10x500s
  9. 7Timer Astro Weather - new server

    I'll certainly add it to the list. Who knows, it may even happen!
  10. 7Timer Astro Weather - new server

    That's great! I'll be sure to point users in the direction of your app when I get asked for an iOS version Generous of you - and very good news - about the new server; I usually have to respond to a lot of emails whenever the old one goes down. I think my app is long overdue an update, so I think I'll do some work on it before publishing the update.
  11. Sh2-174

    An unfamiliar object and fantastic image; great work both of you!
  12. Spectacular - this one's gonna be hard to beat!
  13. I'd be interested in the results - I remember finding a similar transient "star" that came and went between subs a few years ago and have always wondered what it was.
  14. My mini observatory

    A very nice little solution! Although, the birds might think it's for them
  15. Words Words Words

    I think many of you may already know this, but planet means "wanderer" from the Greek planētai, as they appear to be stars that wander around the sky.
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