Astro What?

Small astrophotography site

Tracy Perry

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Astro What?

Astro What? is a small community for those that are interested in astronomy and astrophotography. The initial purpose was for my local community to have somewhere to post and interact with others in the community that had a like interest but time has been limited on me getting to go to any star parties to get the word out.

The site is using ShowCase to show off various user telescopes and equipment as well as the Medial add-on for YouTube videos. We have links to various softwares that are of common use in the astronomy/astrophotography fields also.

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Tracy Perry

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What canI say... glutton for punishment.
Actually it will allow a resource for my astronomy stuff. I have stuff I refer back to and software I sometimes need to find again and it's a nice central repository.
 

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The site is back online... and slowly but surely I'll be adding to it as I recently purchased some dedicated astronomy cameras that will alleviate a LOT of the hassles of trying to use a Nikon D7200 like I was.
In fact, I'm have become more invested in it that I have renewed my licenses for XF and the associated add-ons that I use. Once I get my ASIAIR in, I should be able to quickly generate more content as I won't have to fight with the software used to manually convert astro captures..... although I will be eventually doing that also as you can get much more detail.
 
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We've just added Bob's Classifieds to the site to allow users to post items for sale.
If you into Astronomy/Astrophotography and would like to get in on the ground level of a site startup, feel free to visit and register.
We hope to eventually offer Star Parties for the area we are based in for high school and jr. high students.
 
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Looking at in isolation I'd say it looks good and is right for the niche.
thanks... was concerned about the colors, but I like how it helps each area stand out from the other. I tried to target more subdued (but still noticeable) colors.... having horror flashbacks to going to MySpace pages with all the glittery/flashing colors....
 

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Smashing forum subject. :cool: Hope it takes off.
thanks... got my first actual user that is actively participating in the site yesterday (came in from the Indi forum).

Two days and 14 posts with a couple of example deep sky captures he's done up in Canada.
 
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Seems I'm getting several users coming in from the other forum now... and they are actually active on the site...
 
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