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by vngks
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Amateur Astronomers discover Supernovas (YouTube)
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Amateur Astronomers discover Supernovas (YouTube)

Dang, I keep looking for the "like" button. Hahaha.
by vngks
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Need some advice on Milky Way post-processing
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Hi Chip, yup, the center was actually halfway under the horizon.

Thanks Jimmy for the compliments :) I'll strive to do better next time.
by vngks
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Need some advice on Milky Way post-processing
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Thanks bro :) Still learning how to PP Astro pics. Not as easy as landscape or portaiture, thats for sure hahaha.
by vngks
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Need some advice on Milky Way post-processing
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Need some advice on Milky Way post-processing

Hi all, Did some wide angle Milky Way shots while I was at the White Desert in Egypt. Beautiful seeing, moon was below horizon, no light pollution. Taken the single shot below with my 550D modded with Astrodon Ha filter on Astrotrac - single frame 120s f2.8 ISO800. http://www.singastro.org/album_pic...
by vngks
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Toa Payoh Sidewalk Astronomy tonight outside Courts - 18 Jun
Replies: 158
Views: 59356

Hi Gary, It was great for a noob like me to have finally met up with you and Zong Yao just now and managed to catch the double-double, resolved Alpha-Beta Centauri, M7, etc., not forgetting the highlight of the evening - Saturn. Seeing was great tonite. Saturn was tack sharp. Great fun. Thanks so mu...
by vngks
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon 200/2.8 for astrophotography
Replies: 36
Views: 6203

I'm thinking of getting the "Astrodon" filter to mod my 550D too. Anyone have any feedback on this filter? The AstrodonInside filter for IR-filter replacement in DSLR bodies claims to let lesser NIR passing than the more popular Baader ACF/BCF competing filters, albeit slightly more expensive. This...
by vngks
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon 200/2.8 for astrophotography
Replies: 36
Views: 6203

The new 70-200mm Mk2 beats the 200mm Mk2. Check this out: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=687&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=2&LensComp=245&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2 Once I get the new 1.4x and 2x Mk3 extenders, I'll bug someone to mou...
by vngks
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Star Maps for Use in Singapore
Replies: 13
Views: 5148

Ok thanks guys. Actually, I already bought Star Walk on the iPhone. Love the graphics haha.

I'll check out Stellarium.

Cheers.
by vngks
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Star Maps for Use in Singapore
Replies: 13
Views: 5148

So basically for a beginner like me, all I need is a pair of binos and my iPhone to start off on this great hobby right? Oh and good seeing conditions too.
by vngks
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Backyard Astronomer's Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 4652

Thanks Gary. Keep us updated :)