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by PETER LOO
Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Retro Plate Solve Helix Nebula (NGC7293 - Eye of God)
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Retro Plate Solve Helix Nebula (NGC7293 - Eye of God)

Current weather condition limits one's astro activities to re-processing pass data. Found this Helix Nebula taken 31 Aug 2013 from hard disk. Captured at Bedok South, with TS-65/420 Scope, Canon 500D mod. Re-adjusted Level and Curve - looks brighter now and covered up most of the Noise. Retro Plates...
by PETER LOO
Wed May 15, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Astrophotography from a roof terrace
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Astrophotography from a roof terrace

Well done Bernard, 3 mins un- guided at mid focal length is remarkable.
by PETER LOO
Fri May 03, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Astrophotography from a roof terrace
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Astrophotography from a roof terrace

It is quite intuitive to practicing imagers that Bortle class do vary over our small island. (Refer rifleman175's A Method of Determining the Bortle Class at my Observation Site), i do agree with rifleman's finding that "the light pollution at Senkang is around Bortle 7.0 at altitude of 55 degr...
by PETER LOO
Fri May 03, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Astrophotography from a roof terrace
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Astrophotography from a roof terrace

Bernard, very nice images, awesome and motivational
by PETER LOO
Wed May 01, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Best weather app for AP in Singapore
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: Best weather app for AP in Singapore

Hi Bernard & cytan, yes indeed it is possible to do AP with just partially clear sky. (We can't image the whole sky all at one go anyway, unless using fish eye lens) so at worse, some subs may be discarded if found to be affected by the changing sky condition. cytan's Astro Physics Skymodelling ...
by PETER LOO
Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M81 (Core only) and M82 from SG sky 08 Apr 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 717

M81 (Core only) and M82 from SG sky 08 Apr 2024

M81, can only see the core, M82 sligtly better due to sharp edge target tends to captured with better contrast. Took with Canon 500D (filter replaced) at iso 1600 30sX49 on 08 April 2024. Gpd2 mount / Starbook-S. TS-65 65/420mm Scope. SG Tampines. (Went Changi Board Walk - behind Changi Point Ferry ...
by PETER LOO
Sat Nov 04, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Polar aligning an ioptron SkyGuider pro
Replies: 8
Views: 13363

Re: Polar aligning an ioptron SkyGuider pro

Updated polar alignment using Earth rotation axis.
by PETER LOO
Tue Sep 12, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Faint Galaxies (M99 etc) taken at D'Kranji farm resort (07 Jun 2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 7711

Re: Faint Galaxies (M99 etc) taken at D'Kranji farm resort (07 Jun 2015)

Thanks Richard, noted. Ya, dust does get in easily while take in take out of the camera. Meanwhile, i am considering to capture the M81 + M82 galaxies with 200mm f2.8 lens on Canon DSLR working with the Skyguider-pro mount. Planned next year Mar to May period. As these object can only climb up to ar...
by PETER LOO
Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Faint Galaxies (M99 etc) taken at D'Kranji farm resort (07 Jun 2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 7711

Re: Faint Galaxies (M99 etc) taken at D'Kranji farm resort (07 Jun 2015)

M83 - Southern Pinwheel galaxy, which is relatively brighter, taken at then Bedok South field on 03 May 2014 (now no more) Mount: GPD2 guided. Scope: TS 90/600 mm cam: Canon 500D mod. ISO 16000, 120s X 21 Top image is stacked Bottom image shows single frame (CR2) of 120s stretched https://live.stati...