Author Archives: EorEquis

“Major construction” is complete!

What I consider “major construction” of the obs is now complete.  Still lots left to do, but it all falls in the category of “finish work” or ‘electrical/electronics”. A roof was framed up w/ 2×3, 2×4, and 2×6 lumber Rolling … Continue reading

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Lots has happened!

Been a while, and quite a bit has changed in the new obs. Last weekend, the interior wall was framed in, despite my best efforts!  (Measure once, cut eleven times…) This weekend, the living room became the scene of a … Continue reading

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First session on the new pier!

Huzzah! Finally had a clear night (UPS delivered 10 days of clouds along with the repaired mount last week) so took the chance to test the mount repairs, and get a first evening off the new pier. Had to make … Continue reading

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Walls, ladies and gentlemen!

Yep.  We got walls.  (And a dachshund who’s sure I’m building her a new dog house)

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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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