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Thread: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

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    Default April Beginner Astrophotography Award!



    The AF.net moderator team is proud to announce our April Beginner Astrophotography Award.

    The StarTools software is being presented to John (Hubbs1).

    John was selected randomly based on his recent attempts at Astrophotography. We hope that the StarTools software will help him along.

    StarTools is a new image post-processing application, designed from the ground up for astronomical images.
    Its novel non-linear processing engine does away with the limitations traditional astrophotography packages impose, while leap frogging such packages in areas of signal preservation and noise reduction.

    We want to thank Ivo (member irwjager) for his generous donation to our effort to assist and grow our members participation to this portion of the Astronomy hobby.



    For more information on StarTools, here’s a link to the website: StarTools, Image Processing Software for Astrophotography

    For more information on this new Award from AF.net click on this LINK

    Congratulations again to John and we look forward to seeing some great images posted on AF.net!!!
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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    Thank you Gordon and Ivo! I'm hoping for some more clear skies in the near future so I can put this to good use I'm sure I'll be on the forums with lots of questions about image processing soon!

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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    Congratulations John!
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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    Congratulations John, your certinally on the slippery slope now but on the bonus side, now you've got some specialist AP processing software a whole new world opens up for the long cloudy nights. Have fun.
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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    Congrats John! Star Tools is fantastic for image processing.
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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    A big congratulations to John for winning the April beginner astrophotography award. And a big thanks to Gordon for coordinating this contest, and also to Ivo for sponsoring it with the StarTools software package prize. Thanks for the update Gordon, and keep up the great work John.
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    Default Re: April Beginner Astrophotography Award!

    Congratulations John!

    Star tools is a excellent bit of software and can produce some spectacular results.
    Enjoy processing your images with the new product and we eagerly anticipate the resulting images!
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    Congratulations John!
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    Congratulations John!!! :cheers"

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