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Tuesday 3rd January 2023
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By  Greg McCall

This is an article I found of a recent comparison of two very high-end Mounts I found interesting, so I'm bringing it to the attention of anyone interested. 

While I'm a Mach2 fan, I also think the 1000 HPS (& 2000HPS) looks like a great mount.

I can confirm what's said about the AP forums. Also, the


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Category: General
Saturday 3rd December 2022
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By  Greg McCall

The new PixInsight SPCC process is well worth looking into.

It uses the latest Gaia satellite data from ESA to calibrate the colour in your RGB images. Gaia was launched in December 2013 and SPCC uses the 3rd release of data made available in June 2022.

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Category: Astrophotography
Monday 14th November 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Check out this YouTube video explaining the vital weather patterns around Australia. It also mentioned a study based on real data that asked new questions that may enable scientists to improve weather modelling. 

The current modelling suggests better weather for Astronomy early in the new year, but the modelling may not be accurate

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Category: General
Friday 11th November 2022
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By  Greg McCall

ESO Delegates Set the Stage

Exploring the Universe with ESO's Super Telescopes:

The 2022 Allison-Levick Lecture

 

Thursday 1 December 2022, 6pm - 7pm

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Category: General
Sunday 23rd October 2022
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By  Greg McCall

UPDATE 7/12/2022:

This script is now at version 0.61 

You can find it with Dean's comments on the PixInsight Forum at  https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?threads/combineimages-script-v0-6-redeveloped-to-improve-functionality-and-support-for-jwst-images.19463/#post-119808

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Category: Astrophotography
Thursday 20th October 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Is anyone processing JWST images, particularly with our ongoing poor weather preventing decent imaging?

NASA has released a new JWST image on the centre of M16 Eagle Nebula, comparing a small area to a famous HST image.

Read about it (and also watch the embedded video within the page) at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-takes-star-filled-portrait-of-pillars-of-creation

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Category: Astrophotography
Wednesday 28th September 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Note that NSAS has various chat groups available to members. Chat groups provide an opportunity to ask questions or chat on various topics of interest. We currently host the following chat groups.

"General Discussion" - For chats on any topic not covered by other chat groups.

"Astro Tonight"

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Category: General
Wednesday 28th September 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Note that MemberJungle has released a new app V2.0.15 for your mobile or tablet with "Misc bug fixes

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Category: General
Monday 22nd August 2022
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By  Greg McCall

Please note that the MemberJungle support people have told us that the current version of the app is not supported on Android 13. We are releasing a new version soon that will support that version of Android.

Note that Android is the operating system used on mobile phones that are NOT APPLE. I understand that currently, only the Google

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Category: General
Friday 12th August 2022
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By  Greg McCall
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