August 2019 Beginner AP'r award winner!

Special recognition for our beginner astrophotographers.
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Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 pm

Congratulations to Graeme1858 for being selected as the FIRST TSS Beginner AP'r award winner!

Graeme will be receiving a free copy of StarTools to help him advance with his Astrophotography adventures!

A big thanks to Ivo from StarTools for helping TSS members improve their images!

For more information on StarTools please click on this link: https://www.startools.org/

For more information on the TSS Beginner Astrophotography program click here: viewtopic.php?f=92&t=1344

Here's the tread that caught the teams attention: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2676
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Post by Thefatkitty » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Right on Graeme; good for you! :D

Awfully good of Ivo from StarTools to do that and the team here to support it all. Nice :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Post by bladekeeper » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:41 pm

Congratulations, Graeme!
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Post by Juno16 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:30 am

Great job and a big congratulations Graeme!

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Post by Graeme1858 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:12 am

Well, I don't know what to say! That was completely unexpected and as I said to Gordon, I didn't think my astro images were even close to being award winning! But they will certainly improve now. Thanks Ivo. And thanks to the TSS team, this is the place to be. That thread you cite Gordon sums up this place, I asked a question and straight away there were three possible solutions to solve my dilemma and help to raise me up the learning curve!

Thanks again

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Post by bobharmony » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:37 am

Congrats, Graeme. I hope you will find StarTools to be as good a tool as I have over the years. We all move forward together here, that is one of the reasons I like this forum so much!

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Post by Lowjiber » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:46 pm

Congratulations Graeme!
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Post by andrewsscope » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:16 pm

Hi Graeme congratulations on star tools,good luck with the software.
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Post by Graeme1858 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:04 pm

Thanks everybody!

I'll post up some images and a review of how I get on with the new software when I get it.

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Post by Larry 1969 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:41 pm

Congratulations Graeme!
I have a feeling you're going to like the software.

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