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ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY AMAT E UR

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ASTRO PROCESSI NG USI NG GI MP A step by step tutorial in processing using GIMP ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY TOOLKI T.PART 2 More APPS that are a must for any Astrophotographer PLUS MUCH MORE --------------------------------------

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Hello and welcome to issue 05 of the Amateur Astrophotography Ezine. First of all I would like to thank GazColville and Bryan Pablo for watching over the Facebook Group in my absence, you both done an amazing j ob, I honestly do appreciate what you both have done for me.

OKthen, the ezine is now a monthly publication. After thinking long and hard about making this change, I decided that it would be for the best as with the ezine being a bi-monthly publication, at times, some of the news and images were old news by the time the next publication was published. So hopefully, by publishing the ezine monthly, it will be much more up to date.

Issue 04 reached a little over 11,000 views in it’ s first hour of being published, something I still am amazed at. That issue was published on the 9th of April, and as I write this on the 31st of May, issue 04 has recieved over 230,000 views world wide. All of this is because of the great members of the ezines Facebook, Twitter, Google+and Flickr groups. Without you all, this ezine would never have got off the ground. For this, I thank you all. I am still looking for a company to advertise in return for a monthly prize for a competiton, so if there are any companies reading this that would like to exchange a full double page advert in this ever growing ezine, for a monthly prize, please

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get in touch with me at amateurastrophotography@yahoo.co.uk I would really like to offer the people who submit their work to me for the ezine to have something back in return. I am also trying hard to organise an AA CAMP weekend, sometime in late August early September here in the mountains of Herefordshire. I have attended several other astro camping weekends in the UKover the past two years, but none seem to beat the night skies I have here in my own front garden. With almost no light pollution (near-

est town or lit up area being over 20 miles away). I am lucky enough to have some of the darkest skies right here on my doorstep and as I am surrounded by fields, I am sure to arrange something within the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Please be sure to drop by our Social Media Groups. FACEBOOK https:/ / www.facebook.com/ groups/ AmateurAstr ophotography/ TWITTER https:/ / twitter.com/ AmateurAstroMag FLICKR https:/ / www.flickr.com/ groups/ 2425230@N20/ Hope you enj oy issue 05 of the ezine. Clear skies my friends Steve

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The Cone, Fox Fur and Christmas Tree NGC2264 Lying at a distance of approximately 2700 light years in the constellation Monoceros, here is The Cone Nebula (left of centre), The Christmas Tree Star Cluster (top of tree next to cone) and The Fox Fur Nebula (centre). Hubble's Variable Nebula or Caldwell 46 can also be seen Lower left in this image. Captured by Robert Fields of Irvington Observatory Howell MI and Terry Hancock of Downunder Observatory Fremont, MI. Total Exposure time 7.5 hours


Image details Robert Fields Location: Irvington Observatory, Howell MI H-Alpha 360 min Camera: SBIG ST11000 monochrome CCD Optics: Takahashi FSQ 106 APO Refractor Takahashi NJP German Equatorial Mount Image Aquisition software Maxim DL5 Registed, Calibrated and Stacked in CCD Stack Post Processed with Photoshop CS5


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Amateur Astrophototgraphy Ezine Issue 05  

Amateur Astrophototgraphy dedicated ezine

Amateur Astrophototgraphy Ezine Issue 05  

Amateur Astrophototgraphy dedicated ezine