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Thread: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

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    Default July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!



    The AF.net moderator team is proud to announce our July 2018 Beginner Astrophotography Award.

    The StarTools software is being presented to Mark (Don Quixote)

    Mark was selected randomly based on his recent discussion about beginning the Astrophotography journey.

    We hope that the StarTools software will help him along with the deep sky stuff.

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

    Congratulations again to Mark and we look forward to seeing some great images posted on AF.net!!!
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    Default Re: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

    Well deserved Mark, and good for you!
    Of course, I'll be keeping an eye out for your upcoming awesome images...

    Enjoy, sir!
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    Default Re: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

    Congrats Mark, you will have a lot of fun learning this software. It is quite powerfull and effective!
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    Default Re: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

    Congratulations Mark!

    Very well deserved,

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    I am excited about this and I cannot thank you enough.
    I ethusiasticly told my wife. She looked at me with her steely blue eyes silently for a moment, knowing, then a big smile came over her face. Phew! :-)
    Thank you all again!
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    Default Re: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

    Hi Gordon. Thanks for coordinating this contest and also to Ivo for sponsoring the prize award. Congratulations to Don Quixote for finishing at first place in the July 2018 Beginner AP contest.
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    You all DO know what this means, right?
    I am going to have to alter my sleep schedule, and drink a lot more red bull! :-)
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    Default Re: July 2018 Beginner AP'r award!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    You all DO know what this means, right?
    I am going to have to alter my sleep schedule, and drink a lot more red bull! :-)
    Sleep? What sleep....
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    Congratulations Mark! Well deserved.

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