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Russ Ruggles
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"Happy Halloween!! Enjoy the Blue Moon"
Oct 31
Russ Ruggles commented on Jeffrey P Nunnari's photo


"Very Nice Jeff. Mars has always been elusive for me. Well done sir!!"
Sep 28
Russ Ruggles commented on Jeffrey P Nunnari's photo


"Very nice planetary images Jeff !!"
Aug 29
Russ Ruggles commented on Jeffrey P Nunnari's photo


"You sure get around. Now you're imaging in Ohio!! Dang....the original "traveling man" Nice image by the way. Looks like you got that low end Celestron mount dialed in to get 5 min subs too. I could only get 3 min out of mine even…"
Aug 15
Luc Delisle commented on Russ Ruggles's photo

Dumbbell Nebula

"Nice photo Russ ... you master your set-up well...!!"
Jul 31
Russ Ruggles commented on Russ Ruggles's photo

Dumbbell Nebula

"Ya I like the way this turned out as well Thanks"
Jul 31
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Jul 31
Hern young Choy commented on Russ Ruggles's photo


"Oh~ it's a wonderful scenery. ^^"
Jul 30
Hern young Choy commented on Russ Ruggles's photo

Dumbbell Nebula

"Big and beautiful. Nowadays I am buying a Vixen VC200L, so I am trying to take a deep sky picture with a long focus."
Jul 30
Russ Ruggles commented on Luc Delisle's photo

Set-up photo for Neowise

"Hello Luc Nice Neowise images and a good looking rig too!"
Jul 28
Russ Ruggles commented on Jeffrey P Nunnari's photo


"Hey Jeff, glad to see you're still at it. Nice shots. If you're of a mind to join us over on Discord Ya you need to create a free account but it's a little better chat…"
Jul 20
Russ Ruggles posted an event

New chat group for AstroGab at The Internet Highway

Jul 20
Russ Ruggles commented on Hern young Choy's photo


"Very nice Hern. Your stars are nice a round - good tracking. I'll bet if you doubled the count up to 20 or more you would have even more detail."
May 30
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Apr 18
Russ Ruggles commented on Dave Lane's photo

M83 Final Southern Pinwheel

"I remember Matt - he was on several of the same forums I was on years ago. Yes, nice depth in those star making Ha nebula."
Apr 18
Russ Ruggles left a comment for Luc Delisle
"Thanks for sharing Luc."
Nov 11, 2019

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To avoid Spam and Bots, to join we simply ask you to describe your primary telescope setup.
C-11 GPS Fork, Wedge, Pier mounted
SBIG ST-i Guide Camera w/lens kit
Canon 450D Modified, QHY 8 OSC, ZWO ASI 120MC
C-8SE Grab and Go Scope
Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G with WO GTF81 MM
How many planets are there in our solar system?
8 plus many more depending of your definition
How did you hear about us?
I dropped by many years ago and couldn't find the exit door so here I am....

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Photo Sharing and Blog - What's the best option?

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

So I'm thinking of starting my own website to upload photos and post a thought or two and looking out there in the virtual world there appears to be plenty of options.

What I think is important:

Right Click protection, Watermarks.

Being able to have my own style and Logo.

Image size is not restricted or "resized" on upload.

Multiple Image file types (png, tiff, FITS, RAW if possible)

Large amount of storage.

Private folders as well as public. Password…


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At 12:40pm on October 3, 2017, Eric Marlatt said…

Sup Russ! Things are great, finally imaging again after a break.

At 5:35pm on September 13, 2016, Kevin Domzalski said…

Russ - Thanks for the warm welcome.
To the "How many planets ..." question I tried to reply "8 - but there used to be more" but it failed the bot-check.

At 2:56pm on December 3, 2014, Pete Thompson said…

Hi Russ - I live in Beaverton. There is a pretty dark sky park out on Hwy 26 that I use for my astrophoto work. Love it !

Pete T

At 7:20am on September 11, 2013, James Reynolds said…

Hi Russ. Sorry for the tardy reply. I ws using a Cannon Rebel t3i with the kit telephoto lens.

At 1:59pm on January 3, 2013, James Reynolds said…

Hi Russ, I am using a Cannon T3i:

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec., Aperture Value: 7.00 EV (f/11.3), ISO Speed Rating: 200.

I am just dipping my toes into the water and welcome any/all suggestions. I am eager to learn this hobby.

At 9:09am on May 15, 2012, Gordon Miller said…

Russ, Thanks for the quick reply. I've read the information and it make sense. I appreciate your guidance. Cheers, Gordon

At 12:49pm on February 24, 2011, space_jockey said…
Lake havasu city here... Used to live up in flagstaff!
At 11:44am on February 24, 2011, space_jockey said…
Welcome Russ!
At 11:28am on February 24, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Take your time and enjoy. Plenty to see and do. Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. Make yourself at home....but please keep your feet off the furniture. Just kidding!
At 5:42pm on February 23, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Welcome Russ!

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