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higginsdj
21-11-2010, 05:37 PM
http://planetary.org/programs/projects/neo_grants/grants_2010.html

The 2010 Gene Shoemaker grants have been announced. Picked up my second and congrats to Anthony.

Cheers

supernova1965
21-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Well done David Higgins and Anthony Wesley

Can we expect to be still able to talk to these two famous individuals:D:P:rofl::thumbsup:

CraigS
21-11-2010, 05:54 PM
Congratulations, David.

Well done !

A new camera, eh ? What' this about your old camera having a 'significant hardware failure' ? (Doesn't sound too good .. what happened ?)

Once again, congratulations to both yourself and Anthony .. you both deserve it … (and more ! ).



Cheers & Rgds.

higginsdj
21-11-2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks guys. The St 8 from the original grant is a parallel interface camera. The imaging system failed back in September. After several days of intense effort, it turned out to be a series of issues but the camera itself was not the culprit. The parallel port on the observatory PC died and the latest camera driver istall from SBIG no longer installs parallel drivers by default..... One has to check an "LP" checkbox to get them to install on a second install run.

Long story short, the system is back and the ST 8 will be retasked to a spectrograph. It will be nice to have a camera where I can download an image in a couple of seconds instead of a minute....

Cheers

rally
21-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Congratulations and Great Stuff guys !

Keep up the great work and the motivation and inspiration you provide to all of us.

Rally

h0ughy
21-11-2010, 07:10 PM
congratulations on your recognition and grant success

bird
21-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks guys, it's a great honour to receive a grant (my first!), hope I can put it to good use..

cheers, Bird

Outbackmanyep
23-11-2010, 08:27 AM
Hi guys,
Well done and congrats, thoroughly deserved!

Cheers!

jjjnettie
23-11-2010, 03:30 PM
Well done you two!
Congratulations!

[1ponders]
23-11-2010, 04:31 PM
Top effort guys. Its wonderful to see the recognition coming to both of you. :clap:

that_guy
23-11-2010, 04:38 PM
Congrats David and Anthony!! Well deserved i reckon :thumbsup: :clap: