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Public Data Repository

Hey folks! I’m beginning to make all my AP data available publicly, under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.  It is located at http://tristarobservatory.space/PublicData/ The repository currently contains all 2017 DSO data.  More will be added as time allows. Should you create your … Continue reading

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And then there was floor!

Well…subflooring, anyway. 🙂

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Handling SHO Magenta Stars in PixInsight

One of the most common complaints we hear when imaging narrow band targets is “How do I get rid of these bright pink/purple star halos in my SHO/Hubble palette image?” In this video, I cover 3 simple methods to begin … Continue reading

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Narrowband NGC 7822 – Modified SHO

NGC 7822 Figured I’d try to throw in some NII for a change since…well…I have the filter, why not use it? Overall, not really worth the effort imo. It does show some VERY minor differences from the Hα signal in … Continue reading

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More progress on Obs 2.0

Floor framing got started today.  Had hoped to finish it today, but life conspired against me in the form of a dishwasher needing to be replaced. Still, 1/3 or so was completed today. 🙂

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Obs 2.0 has a pier!

The pier for Obs 2.0 is poured. 🙂 There was digging. And supervising And gravel And concrete and rebar SO much concrete A half a freaking ton of concrete, one bag at a time! But alas there was a footer, … Continue reading

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Totality is life-changing

I stood there, in a cornfield in Hokinsville, KY.  I thought the day had been exciting, waiting for and then observing the steady march of the moon’s disc across the Sun.  One of the children there described it as the … Continue reading

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Eclipse stuff!

So yeah, unless you live under a rock, you know there’s a total solar eclipse coming in a couple weeks, and you probably know we’re in the path of totality.  You may even have done some googling or read a … Continue reading

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IC 1396 : The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Narrowband – Modified SHO Palette

Feel pretty good about this one.  Decided to go for a nice big bright object this time, for a little “relaxation”. The Elephant’s Trunk is an area of active star formation in the constellation Cepheus, some 2,400 LY away. The … Continue reading

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New PixInsight Tutorial : Creating Mosaics with a simple StarAlignment and GradientMergeMosaic workflow.

I’m generally not known for my image processing prowess. (Quite the opposite in fact…if I’m known at all, it is for my ability to murder perfectly innocent data in the prime of its life.) Every so often, however, I manage … Continue reading

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