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    Default October 2018 Beginner Astrophotography Award.



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

    The StarTools software is being presented to Mikael (Micke187)

    Mikael 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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    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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    Default Re: October 2018 Beginner Astrophotography Award.

    Congratulations, Mikael!
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    Default Re: October 2018 Beginner Astrophotography Award.

    Congratulations Mikael, enjoy the new software
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    Thanks! Its really a privilege to receive this prize and it will be fun to test it out to see if i could improve my images further with this program
    I have had plans on ending my subscription on PS and getting Pixinsight but maybe this is the program i was Intended to use instead
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    Default Re: October 2018 Beginner Astrophotography Award.

    Congrats!
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    Congrats Mikael!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micke187 View Post
    Thanks! Its really a privilege to receive this prize and it will be fun to test it out to see if i could improve my images further with this program
    I have had plans on ending my subscription on PS and getting Pixinsight but maybe this is the program i was Intended to use instead
    Definitely an advance over using PS when it comes to processing AP images!

    It takes a while to get used to all the modules in StarTools. But once you get the hang of it, the program is actually quite easy to use.

    Make sure to check out the tutorials on YouTube.

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    I got the license today so i will install it and have a look at it after work to see how it plays along
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    Congratulations Mikael!!!

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