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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By mithrandir
H, you can see by the colour change in just 30...

H, you can see by the colour change in just 30 seconds why I didn't wait. It really needed a 30-40mm focal length to do it justice.
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By mithrandir
Brian Allan (Alberta, Canada) has put up some...

Brian Allan (Alberta, Canada) has put up some test images with his unmodified Sony a7s.

https://plus.google.com/photos/116260312230579398213/albums/6041014868551134257
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By mithrandir
I know how fast these sunsets change colour so I...

I know how fast these sunsets change colour so I didn't waste time changing lenses. These are with my 150-500 Sigma @150mm hand held, f/6.3, ISO1600, 1st 1/125sec, 2nd 1/80sec
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By mithrandir
Stefan, you should regard 12V as the absolute...

Stefan, you should regard 12V as the absolute minimum. The genuine Losmandy power supply is 18V, so an fixed or adjustable supply that supports that would be better. Maybe the...
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 401
Posted By mithrandir
I also started with Slackware on floppies. These...

I also started with Slackware on floppies. These days it's Slackware on DVD.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By mithrandir
Michael, you are close enough to me that my...

Michael, you are close enough to me that my figures should be OK. They come from a simulation in Cartes du Ciel.

Titan disappears behind the dark limb at about 21:17. Saturn's rings start to...
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By mithrandir
There was one advantage to having a battle-axe...

There was one advantage to having a battle-axe block. The GM photo didn't show the house.

The new house is well above street level so you don't see much of it.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 24-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 304
Posted By mithrandir
My brother has a Df, but then he does have a...

My brother has a Df, but then he does have a collection of Nikon lenses and doesn't see the Df as leading to self abuse.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By mithrandir
How about drilling and tapping for some...

How about drilling and tapping for some countersunk brass screws?
Forum: Beginners Talk 21-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By mithrandir
If you don't mind the price one of the AutoPano...

If you don't mind the price one of the AutoPano versions. www.kolor.com
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By mithrandir
They don't say what "mod" they did to the...

They don't say what "mod" they did to the camera.
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By mithrandir
Best food absolutely hands down was business on...

Best food absolutely hands down was business on Lauda before they merged with Austrian. Chef in full regalia from Do & Co (Vienna). Cabin crew dressed as Do & Co waiters. Singapore was excellent....
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By mithrandir
The Sky's The Limit: Free Public Astronomy Events At Macquarie University

ASNSW sent this invitation out this morning (Sun 20th):
Astronomy Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting ...
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 633
Posted By mithrandir
You beat me Larry. I've only had mine for a bit...

You beat me Larry. I've only had mine for a bit under 2 years.

Do you reckon the Opal Concession cards will ever show up? Now they've rolled out Opal buses in our region you can't buy "Pensioner...
Forum: Software and Computers 14-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By mithrandir
Brendan, if you stick to plugging things in the...

Brendan, if you stick to plugging things in the same ports (maybe in the same order) every single time then Windoze's idiotsyncrasies shouldn't bite you.
Forum: Software and Computers 13-07-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By mithrandir
Brendan, you should label all the ports and...

Brendan, you should label all the ports and cables so you can always plug each cable into the same port. Windows has this delightful :rofl: habit of allocating a different COM port number every time...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By mithrandir
I've got one for my Sonys. The only issue is the...

I've got one for my Sonys. The only issue is the strong vignette on full frame cameras below about 13mm.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By mithrandir
Peter, how does it attach to the tripod? I'm...

Peter, how does it attach to the tripod?
I'm using a Manfrotto geared head with my StarLapse on a heavy duty camera tripod, but if this one works with camera tripods and supports setting latitudes...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 13-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By mithrandir
Robert, I have CdC, Astroplanner, Guide9,...

Robert, I have CdC, Astroplanner, Guide9, TheSky6, Starry Night 6 and 7, C2A, Halo Northern Sky and Stellarium.

Most of the time I uses CdC because it is the easiest to add extra catalogs, and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By mithrandir
When you open "Device Manager" turn on...

When you open "Device Manager" turn on "View"->"Show hidden devices" otherwise you may not see COM ports allocated to devices not connected.
Forum: General Chat 11-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By mithrandir
There are a couple of Sony 60" models going for...

There are a couple of Sony 60" models going for under $2K at JB and Good Guys. I'm half tempted to replace my plasma with one of them just to reduce the power consumption.

I'm a bit hesitant about...
Forum: General Chat 09-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By mithrandir
I find ear bugs too uncomfortable. I prefer a set...

I find ear bugs too uncomfortable. I prefer a set of noise cancelling Sennheisers with over-the-ear muffs..
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By mithrandir
Following his first light with the camera here's...

Following his first light with the camera here's what Brian (a Canadian I know) had to say a couple of hours ago. I doubt he'd mind me passing it on.:
Forum: Software and Computers 06-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By mithrandir
The online version of astometry.net loads all...

The online version of astometry.net loads all indexes and runs them in parallel. You can do that too if you have a 64 bit *nix box with at least 32GB (maybe 64GB) RAM. I've tried building a 64bit...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By mithrandir
Yahoo broke days after the last Firefox update so...

Yahoo broke days after the last Firefox update so that sounds unlikely.

I cleared only the Yahoo cookies and it connected straight away. They might have cached server settings that didn't work...
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