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Jeremy Taylor
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quick blat along the Heathcote Towpath, on the Christchurch 360 Trail #chch360    #Christchurch360Trail   #EstuaryMarshes  
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+Kevin Franklin Context: me struggling with geometry. Me not thinking hard enough about things before opening my mouth. Me on insufficient coffee.

I stuck this up to get someone specific to comment on what I saw as a discrepancy between the claimed size of the super pressure balloon launched from Wanaka, and the relative sizes of what was visible from the on-board camera. I haven't sat down and tried to figure it all out a bit better (embarrassment, perhaps), but suffice to say that the apparent disc subtended by the ovoid balloon on the image onto the sensor does not exist in the same plane as the small disks I was comparing it with at the base of the balloon.
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Sydney Harbour sunset - a shot from a few years back (recently scanned in from the original slide!)
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While all those people up top rave on about their partial solar eclipse... here is, as seen from Down Under, AR12192 in all its glory, along with friends. Best 557 frames of about 700 aligned and cropped with PIPP, then stacked and wavelet sharpened with Registax 6. Nikon D90, 600mm focal length, 1/4000s at f8 plus 2 stops loss through teleconverter. Kendrick filter using Baader Astrosolar. Taken 2014-10-23 a little after 1600 NZDT (+1300Z).
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Here are a couple of photos of the Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park, NZ taken in 2007 - just posting so I can link to them to point out difference in a photo circulating that is purporting to be the Blue Lake.
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I have seen that other image floating around and thought it didn't look right
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Totally awesome HD live shots from ISS as it orbits...
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload
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Beau jeune homme
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+Paul Stewart you haven't gone and bought a new camera or something recently, have you? We're getting the snot kicked out of us...
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Water came up to the house, but not into it, and drained away by the afternoon yesterday. Others closer to the river less fortunate :-(
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It's been a while...
This afternoon's sun, featuring AR12297. 500 frames grabbed with a Nikon D90 using 600mm worth of glass (300mm f/2.8 plus 2x tc), 1/1000s @ f/8 plus loss from 2x teleconverter. Aligned and cropped using PIPP, 80% best stacked and sharpened using Registax 6. PS tinting using +Paul Stewart recipe :-)
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Here in New Zealand, petrol is back in the news again as the price decreases over the last few months come to an end and pump prices tick back up sharply. We've been enjoying the cheaper fuel for the last few months. But we are at the mercy of the volatility of the dollar and the crude oil prices... sort of.

As prices were dropping, were we really getting a better deal? We all liked the prices going down, so maybe we wouldn't notice that actually we were being taken for more?

Here is the thing: between July 4 2014 and January 9 2015, the Importer Margin on regular petrol increased by 42%. By the start of January they were making almost half as much again per litre as in July 2014. This was during the period when prices at the pump were falling. Were the savings from the crude prices being passed onto the motorist? A portion was, but there was room for at least 10c more to come off the price before importers were at the July 2014 point.

But that wasn't a low point for them. Since mid 2009 the importer margin has been steadily increasing. In the mid 2000s it hovered around 12c or 13c. Since mid 2009, the importers have slowly inched the margins up, disguised among the many small pump price fluctuations. 

My prediction, based on a 3rd order polynomial best fit function, is that Importer Margins will consistently exceed 45c by April 2016, unless more people come to realise what is happening and a pricing behaviour change is made.
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Petrol here rose 16c/L yesterday. Hurts less when you drive a hybrid. 
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AR 12192 in all its glory, along with friends. Best 557 frames of about 700 aligned and cropped with PIPP, then stacked and wavelet sharpened with Registax 6. Nikon D90, 600mm focal length, 1/4000s at f8 plus 2 stops loss through teleconverter. Kendrick filter using Baader Astrosolar. Taken 2014-10-23 a little after 1600 NZDT (+1300Z).  +Paul Stewart got any tips for colourising?
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+Kevin Franklin must of told you the secret Ha recipe, has some extra herbs and spices in it 
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Today's sun in white light. Something like 1165 raw frames stacked separately in Registax and AutoStakkert!2.  PIPP was used to centre align and crop the frames and convert to TIFF (and create an uncompressed AVI for AS!2). Some lower quality frames were dropped during processing. Nikon D90, 600mm focal length, Kendrick filter with Baader Astrosolar. PSe unsharp mask on the AS!2 version.
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Ah, in that case I did use deconvolution, as I got two files out.
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Occupation
Owner/Director of a communications company
Skills
Programmer, Project Manager, and now professional writer.
Employment
  • Taylfin Ltd
    Owner/Director, 2011 - present
    Writer, Project Management, Sales & Marketing
  • Tait Communications
    1995 - 2011
    Junior Software Designer, Software Designer, Senior Software Designer, Team Leader
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Christchurch
Previously
Hastings - Palmerston North
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Wannabe Astronomer
Introduction
What you'll find here are my attempts at astrophotography, especially solar and lunar astrophotography.
Education
  • Massey University
    Comp Sci, 1991 - 1994
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