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JonH

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About JonH

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  1. Hi All, I have the following for sale, originally bought for a full PST mod that was never done: Coronado PST - £430. Boxed. Vixen A80M - £150. Includes tubes rings, dovetail and focuser but no box, finder or diagonal. Sale Pending 90 mm D-ERF - £200. Sale Pending Filter holder - £8. Homemade and bought off a SGL member. Fits the 90mm D-ERF and has a internal diameter of 105mm the other end. SOLD Solar Finder - £15. WO Dielectric Diagonal D-DIG2 - £35. Boxed. Bought to be used on the Vixen before the scope was modded. SOLD. All are in excellent condition and do not include postage. Collection preferred for the scopes. Cheers, Jon
  2. Hi All, I have for sale the following: William Optics Binoviewer - £135. This is boxed and in excellent condition. SALE PENDING Telrad Finder - £22. This is boxed and in excellent condition although being used, it will need new sticky pads on the bottom. SOLD Baader Sky Surfer III - £15. This is also boxed and in excellent condition. SALE PENDING All items can be cash on collection or posted if the buyer pays postage. Also a heads up for future sales posts: most of the major items for a full PST mod, including PST, D-ERF filter, Coronado BF10, Vixen A80M, filter holder and finder. Also a MN190 + NEQ6. Pictures and prices to follow. Cheers, Jon
  3. Hi All, Unfortunately for me, my son shares my passion for cycling, so to raise funds for bikes a major clear out is in order: Berlebach UNI 28 wooden tripod - £230.00. It was bought from Germany and is in superb condition. Sold SkyTee-2 mount with extended controls as well as all original knobs - £130.00. Also in superb condition. Due to the size and weight of these items, cash on collection preferred. Cheers, Jon
  4. Like 'em all but the middle one through the trees really stands out for me. Beautiful shot, well done.
  5. Hi Jon,

    thanks for the noise advice, i had  been reading up on noise problems,  that day.

    when I blur the background copy and change blend mode to color, the noise comes back. what am I doing wrong?

     

    Thanks Jon,

     

    Fay

    1. JonH

      JonH

      Hi Fay,

      The gaussian blur/color mode fix only effects colour noise. For luminous noise try the noise reduction filter in PS or a specific noise reduction program.

      Here's a comparison to show you how the fix effects the image with the colour noise removed from the right half only.

      Hope this helps.

      Jon

       

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    2. Fay

      Fay

      Thanks Jon 

  6. Nice one Phil, fantastic detail in those pics. I managed a brief peek of about 30 seconds with the PST during a very a brief gap in the clouds before total cloud cover for the rest of the day.
  7. That's just brilliant! Well done.
  8. Beautiful photos and a wonderful location. Nice one James.
  9. That's just brilliant Kev. It's amazing how well the foreground has been captured with just an 8 sec exposure.
  10. Terrific shots and timelapse James. Very jealous.
  11. Thanks Martin. You can't beat a bit of serendipity, especially in Ipanema.
  12. A huge thanks to Grant, Daz and the team for yet another great star party. Really enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new. Also a big thanks to Rik for giving me the opportunity to play with fire next to a fast flowing river in the dark while drinking beer and being mocked by a bunch of drunken SGL-ers and an evil viking. Going to be difficult to top that next year!
  13. Awesome shots Michael, glad you had a great trip.
  14. The view is looking straight up the English Channel with northern France on the right and the UK on the left.
  15. Many thanks Grant, very happy to be back in Buzzard again this year.