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  2. Graham

    Startools Tutorials

    Not that impressed. Understand that it is a very compressed tut but that final image looks so unnatural. Looks more like a photo shopped magazine publicity image. Also looks very cumbersome and clunky. Maybe a lot better in real life. Be interesting to hear from someone who uses it.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Bottletopburly

    Startools Tutorials

    Now watched pretty much gives you a good idea of what startools is all about if you haven’t watched before.
  5. Bottletopburly

    Startools Tutorials

    Ivo has released some tutorials on startools, I haven’t watched them myself yet but here are the links
  6. Nightspore

    Inexpensive But Decent EP's?

    I have a couple of StarGuiders. The 3.2mm works pretty decently in my 150mm Newtonian for about 281x. I can often get this on the Moon. The 25mm was a bit of a disappointment in fast refractors though as it exhibited a fair bit of astigmatism (we're talking a flock of seagulls lol). It's pretty good in my Mak's though.
  7. Ron Clarke

    Inexpensive But Decent EP's?

    Try Alan at Sky's the Limit, I still use a couple of his EP's after 5 years!! http://www.skysthelimit.org.uk/ BST Starguiders, I know he uses an Ebay store now. Ron
  8. Last week
  9. Bottletopburly

    Gradient removal

    I have been using it for stacking , but you can use it on images not stacked by regim , which is handy
  10. Ron Clarke

    AnyDesk

    I think it only works on Win 10 Graham?
  11. Nightspore

    Inexpensive But Decent EP's?

    Here are some of my contenders: A 28mm Sky-Watcher (possibly Synta) LET that may or may not be a reversed Kellner. It has a 56° FOV with a 31mm field stop. These EP's are often included with some Evostars and the larger Sky-Watcher Mak's. LET (Long Eye relief Twist up eyeguard) eyepieces are about 30 quid to buy separately. That's basically giving them away lol. I've got better 2" 28mm eyepieces but they are also heavy. I've seen three comets with my 2" LET. It gives a bright image and is fairly sharp up to the edge of field with an f/7.5 refractor. A bit of edge of field astigmatism with faster scopes but nothing drastic in my experience. The rubber 'mock Pentax' twist up eyeguard is quite comfortable. Honestly, these are better than they look. Sky-Watcher UWA Planetary Eyepieces. I'm pretty convinced these are Barsta/BST. Sky-Watcher often refer to them as Plossls but they're more like TMB lookalikes and the TS Optics/BST Planetary eyepieces. They have twist up eyeguards, a 58° FOV and feature Smyth-type drawtubes. I find these very much like orthoscopics with bright, sharp, and highly contrasted views. They can sometimes suffer from odd reflections at the edge of field on a bright Moon but are also superb as deep sky EP's. I believe these were often included with some Sky-Watcher refractors. Sometimes marketed under different names, principally Olivon in the US I think. Pretty good for between 30 and 40 quid though. Not sure who makes this 4.5mm 'SW' Planetary II as I got it from the pic'n'mix basket from 365Astronomy. It is very similar to the Sky-Watcher UWA Planetary Eyepieces. It was about the same price as the UWA's but just as sharp and contrasted as the much more expensive TS Optics Planetary HR's in use. If anyone knows any more about who manufacture these I'd be grateful for the information. Has anybody else got any inexpensive but decent EP's?
  12. Graham

    AnyDesk

    No good Ron. My security just says no ☹️
  13. Derbyshire Dave

    The Badger Family

    That’s a great thing to say, I quite agree
  14. Ron Clarke

    AnyDesk

    Try this Graham. https://anydesk.com/en/downloads Ron
  15. Streetbob

    The Badger Family

    What is it about watching these simple things that makes it seem all's well with the world?
  16. Streetbob

    Mallard duckling

    Great pictures. I saw along line of mallard ducklings following their Mum at Attenborough on Thursday morning.
  17. Graham

    Mallard duckling

    Aw sweet 😊
  18. Doc

    Mallard duckling

    How cute are these. I noticed they rolled their eyes back when they tilted their head.
  19. red dwalf

    Gradient removal

    looks a good find David, i`ll give it a whirl
  20. Graham

    AnyDesk

    Cannot get onto the web page for it. All I get is this.
  21. Ron Clarke

    Startech Hub fitted to NEQ6

    Moved the hub onto the 'right' screw and added some Velcro behind.
  22. Ron Clarke

    Ron's Photo's

    My images, mostly astro taken with a Canon DSLR
  23. Derbyshire Dave

    A trip to Attenborough

    Yeah, I’d love that Allan. I’ll PM my personal details. Let me know where you are and I’ll definitely plan a visit
  24. Allan the Plumber

    AnyDesk

    remote desktop for me every time works well with my Eagle 3 hub
  25. Allan the Plumber

    A trip to Attenborough

    yes Dave let me know next time your popping over to Attenborough will make sure im about
  26. Bottletopburly

    AnyDesk

    I usually use teamviewer Ron but you get a message at the end something about playing fair , I also set up Remote Desktop in chrome not used it yet other than checking it , will have a look at Anydesk
  27. Ron Clarke

    AnyDesk

    Has anybody else tried this software? I found it by accident on SGL during a thread about what's happening with Teamviewer. Seems a lot of folks are having problems with it and they are being charged for the software. I downloaded Anydesk and within 20 mins had 2 laptops and my PC linked and working well! I'm certainly no computer 'geek' but it was very easy and I shall use it for sure and it's free!! Any comments would be welcome.. Ron
  28. Bottletopburly

    Gradient removal

    If you struggle to remove gradients in whatever processing package you use ,say for instance photoshop regim has a gradient removal tool ,Run regim ,open your tif file >Edit>remove gradient>Generate >execute > save as. http://www.andreasroerig.de/regim/regim.xhtml i would be interested to see what someone else thinks of it,you need the latest Java for regim btw .
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