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About AlexB

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  1. Its been a little while since I've posted here, took a quick day time snap of the moon today using a D7000 on a WO 72 Megrez on a standard tripod. Enjoy
  2. The NLO is a fab place to observe. Thanks for your kind comments, the photo was cheat stitched using Microsoft ICE, unbelievably a piece of free software from Microsoft that is actually worth using! :-) Been tying to get some images while on holiday in Crantock but the ST-80 + EQ1 Table top + Heavy DSLR combination is not working out as well as I'd hoped it would!
  3. Agree, I often do as much as I can in ViewNX before pushing it out to a TIFF.
  4. I do think the OP should get this onto print!
  5. Hutech Filters and Accessories IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) Filters Step Down Ring eg 77mm to 67mm Lumicon 77mm-67mm Step-Down Ring (Lens to Filter) LP1085 B&H
  6. Hutech IDAS filter, which you can get to match the size of your lens, or get the 77mm version and get an adapter to fit your lens to 77mm (assuming you have a lens smaller than 77mm.) Don't have the link just now. They're not cheap and I think maybe SCS do them.
  7. My only advise would be if you're going to go to all this effort... go as large as you possible can afford!
  8. Unless I've read this thread incorrectly, I think the upshot is to upgrade your Photoshop version (as I will be doing also!) The other thing you might try to do, if you want to work with TIFFs is to download GiMP 2 for free, a number of the standard features found within Photoshop are in GiMP aswell (obviously losing some colour depth information going from 16bit to 8bit.) Give it a try
  9. I was using PS7 if memory serves me correctly. I just wish things like DSS and Registax supported NEF, wouldn't need to mess around with daisy chain conversions. I'm currently using View NX 2 to convert my raws to 16-Bit TIFFs, then I'm using GiMP2.0 to open them into 8-Bit format, work on them there and save to JPG high quality. I also like to use PNGs too but some versions of IE don't render the colours correctly (which I discovered recently working on a web project.) Thankfully DSS opens my TIFFs after View NX conversion, however Registax just spits an error at me and throws all sorts of memory faults before deciding it's going to down tools and stop altogether because the size of my files are too large, scaling them down seems like a massive waste of my cameras resolution!
  10. That's a pain, could you copy and paste from the Tiff layer into a new image? Or even convert to another format?
  11. I had problems with Tiffs, I ended up having to drop them down from 32 bit to 16 bit, and even then GiMP says ... no I want 8bit and converts it. This may be related!
  12. I guess, if it can be mathematically tied down, eventually, then the quantum uncertainty could be planned for! You're right RobH, fascinating!
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