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by reis
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M31 Core
Replies: 11
Views: 3247

Wow... Appreciate the colour :D
by reis
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Earth II hunt: planet found
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

Earth II hunt: planet found

The first planet that could support life as we know it outside our solar system has been discovered. A team of European astronomers say they have detected a rocky world, possibly only 50 per cent larger than the Earth, circling a small red star called Gliese 581, 20.5 light years away in the constel...
by reis
Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: "The Crux over Tampines Stadium"
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Amin! Thanks for uploadg the group pic (but what was i pointing at huh?? :oops: ) anyway, the crux pic turn out really well! Though i read on this forum that d-cam is capable of capturing the stars but u had just proven it to me! so now... prob... which to buy: d-cam or DSLR...hmm.. :roll:
by reis
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: is astronomy difficult to learn and time consuming?
Replies: 17
Views: 6594

Re: whats your motivation behind astronomy??

often wonder why ppl take up astronomy.. whats yours?? I think its more than just appreciating the beauty of the night sky. i think it has more to do with wanting to know the relationship btw human beings and the universe and our place in it.. its like close to religious feeling.. we wont get any a...
by reis
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12.5inch Obsession review
Replies: 17
Views: 19861

Reis - I'm afraid you have been contaminated with large apertures. Henceforth, your expectations for smaller scopes will be unfulfilled, and you are doomed to wander from star party to star party to hunt for the elusive 'better' scope than what you had seen on your first night out. I have warned be...
by reis
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12.5inch Obsession review
Replies: 17
Views: 19861

Gosh... Canopus... I din know ur [glow=blue]Obby[/glow] was such a treasure until i read ur review and comments from the rest! Real glad that i had the opportunity to view jupiter thru it last week! and haha... feel it too! :lol: Although without tracking, it was incredibly smooth to "move". This wa...
by reis
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Preliminary image of Lagoon Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 3419

You mean monochrome? It's because the picture's taken in one wavelength - Hydrogen alpha. That's in the red part of the spectrum, so no green or blue in this picture. Yes! Monochrome! *still very new* :oops: Thanks, Tachyon! Now I know why it's the "Preliminary Image". Hmm... it rang a bell :idea: ...
by reis
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Preliminary image of Lagoon Nebula
Replies: 11
Views: 3419

Hi Remus,

Superb pic! but... I noticed most of ur pics r monotone... any particular reason? Pardon me for this funny qn... cos it might just be a matter of preference but... I'm curious :wink:
by reis
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Ob with Monoculars
Replies: 6
Views: 2809

Yeah.. WX had been sooo helpful and of cos... very patient * something i lack in * :oops: Thanks Canopus and Kayheem for the practical tips! WX did exactly what both of u described here! Except that his laser pointer was running low on batt during last ob... haha.. :wink: Finally got my hands on a p...
by reis
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Ob with Monoculars
Replies: 6
Views: 2809

Hello Weixing and Chris! After obbing for 3 sessions now (with weixing@tampines), my adaption to the night sky is still very poor as compared to the Master WX :( Cant make out the whole constellation with naked eye although both of us have perfect eyesight.. Am sure I'm not the only one here with th...