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Wireless Extenders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emil Kolbert Dec 15, 2014. 1 Reply

I need to get one of these for the wife. She has signal problems w/her Mac (funny my cheaper Toshiba(s) never have an issue, even twice as far away at the observatory). Any of you guys had/have any…Continue

Desktop Help Please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Basti Nov 4, 2011. 8 Replies

My kid's b-day is coming up he'll be 12. My wife and I are going to get him a desktop to replace his laptop (that's going to me for capture and guiding-so this is important lol). He's a gamehead and…Continue


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Equipment and Hardware

The love and sometimes hate relationship we have with our gear.
Mar 19
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"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans. Enjoy the ride!! Happy New Years to you too."
Feb 2, 2018
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"Carlo, this is the shot that gets everybody fired up about looking up."
Feb 1, 2018
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"Miss this pursuit, Trev and Russ, life gets in the way. Happy New Years"
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Eclipse GIF

Need to find a full frame gif maker (or pay for this one?).
Sep 7, 2017
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"Wow very nice clear shot Marc !!"
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Jul 19, 2017
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Horseshoe Bend, Orion and Zodiacal Light

"See you are going to be a speaker at the upcoming conference for Astro/Deep/Wide sky photo. Good job Man! Well Done Marc"
Jul 19, 2017
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Comet Garradd

"Never got a deep one (pretty!!). Mine was in the sunset, but it was cool, some guy showed up saying "I hear there suppose to be a comet tonight'' We had camera and tele. Nice Catch"
Jul 19, 2017
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At 12:39pm on March 25, 2014, NICOLA CORBASCIO said…

Many Thanks, Marc...! ;-)
My Compliments for Yours Beautiful Pictures too....!
Nature always provides cues for great photos, just able to observe ...! ;-)

At 8:54pm on April 16, 2013, Trevor Woodrow said…

Hey, where ya been?

At 2:34pm on February 24, 2013, rashmi bhatt said…
Hey marc
sorry take so long to reply I'm making a steel pier by tube is 32"by8" diameter bottom plate 1/2" thick top pl
ate thickness is 3/8 for cpc 8" telescope is that ok
At 8:31pm on November 26, 2012, Miquel Casas said…

Hi Mark,

I spent some time looking at your images, I totally love them. They're amazing! The Elephant trunk is one of my favorites.

By the way, you asked me about Startools the other day, and Ivo, the guy who wrote StarTools decided to process my Heart nebula to show me what the tool can do, and I was blow away for an image that is taken from a Bortle 8 sky like Portland downtown...I uploaded his processing and obviously gave him credit for that, and I thought you may want to take a look to it.

Cheers, M.

At 2:19pm on September 3, 2012, carlo colombo italiano milanese said…

carissimo fai veramente delle belle astro foto ciao c.colombo

At 9:04pm on March 14, 2012, Farrell Germann said…

thanks for the Look.. Farrell

At 7:30pm on March 13, 2012, Farrell Germann said…

Marc thanks for the Look..I'll Try to do better w/Colour next time..



At 11:51am on November 21, 2011, Derek Baker said…

Hi Marc. My apologies for the slow reply. I have been busy and haven't been on Astrogab in a loooooong time. :-(



At 8:57am on November 21, 2011, Gary Gonnella said…

Thanks for the comments Marc. The Canon 20Da has 2 main features for astrophotography, it has a slightly better IR response and more important it has 2 live focus modes that enlarge the center of the image making focus very easy. Trying to look through the view find is useless for the sky. My understanding is that when the 20D was in production one of the big executives asked engineering to make ans astronomy camera for him. They said they could not make one but they could make 5000, so they did and sold them. Don't know if this story is true or not.

At 9:13am on October 23, 2011, Gary Gonnella said…
Thanks marc, Slowly but surely I am starting to figure a little of this stuff out.

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Light Pollution

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 1:01pm 1 Comment

I love the irony in this pic,
We can't see the stars because of all the light pollution we generate, so we'll put up fake stars and constellations and generate more light pollution-Great Idea! Marc


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