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Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By mithrandir
Have a read of the instructions for Losmandy's...

Have a read of the instructions for Losmandy's polar scope and see if it makes things any clearer. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom because the old reticle was only good to 2010 and the...
Forum: Solar System 21-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By mithrandir
Partial Solar eclipse Oct 23

Since it isn't visible from Oz you might be interested in the webcast from Griffith Observatory.

http://new.livestream.com/GriffithObservatoryTV/solareclipseOctober2014

From around 14:00 PDT....
Forum: Software and Computers 21-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By mithrandir
I've got a sort of decent NVidia card (GTX560M),...

I've got a sort of decent NVidia card (GTX560M), but my drivers are too new. They say you need 337.* or earlier. I've got 344.11
Forum: Solar System 18-10-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By mithrandir
It's always cloudy when something interesting is...

It's always cloudy when something interesting is happening.

Yes we here in Oz miss closest approach, but IIS has followers all around the globe so some might be observing at the exact time, after...
Forum: Solar System 18-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By mithrandir
For those wishing to capture the closest...

For those wishing to capture the closest approach, NASA's prediction is at 18:27:38 UTC.

I get 18:26:36 UTC, but then I don't have the advantage of the observations coming from the MRO to refine...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 17-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By mithrandir
You should consider a black hole to be the entire...

You should consider a black hole to be the entire space inside the Schwarzschild radius.

The Schwarzschild radius is proportional to the mass with a proportionality constant involving the...
Forum: General Chat 16-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,033
Posted By mithrandir
We need the weeping angels back to scare the...

We need the weeping angels back to scare the daylights out of everyone.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 16-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By mithrandir
Lewis, it's the focal lengths and pixels sizes...

Lewis, it's the focal lengths and pixels sizes that matter. Aim for the ASP (arcsec per pixel) of the guide camera to be no more than 10 times that of the imaging camera.
EG:
Imaging - Celestron...
Forum: Software and Computers 16-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By mithrandir
I'd like a "focus follows mouse" that works at...

I'd like a "focus follows mouse" that works at least as well as it does on any X11 based desktop. (The Windows one is rubbish.) Being able to type into a window that is not on top is very handy.
...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By mithrandir
I've got a Pelican 1620 case for my G11 head....

I've got a Pelican 1620 case for my G11 head. That's the smallest one it fits into. The standard Pelican foam is really not up to keeping it from moving so I don't put the counterweight bar or Gemini...
Forum: General Chat 15-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By mithrandir
I did "Intro to Astro" last time it was offered. ...

I did "Intro to Astro" last time it was offered.

I've signed up again not to improve my results (over 90% but under 100%) but to see how much Ronen has changed it and offer a hand where needed....
Forum: General Chat 15-10-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By mithrandir
While we're here "ANUx: ANU-ASTRO3x The Violent...

While we're here "ANUx: ANU-ASTRO3x The Violent Universe" started yesterday (Oct 14)

https://courses.edx.org/
Forum: General Chat 14-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By mithrandir
It's a "trivial" piece of spherical trigonometry...

It's a "trivial" piece of spherical trigonometry to derive the distance and bearing of one location to another.
With your apparently dodgy location IIS has you 3,436km from me. Using Geoname...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 13-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By mithrandir
FYI, I bought a Pelican case for my G11 from an...

FYI, I bought a Pelican case for my G11 from an Aus distributor and regularly get reminders that the seals do degrade over time and should be checked and replaced if damaged.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By mithrandir
Stefan, I would have thought a PST was light...

Stefan, I would have thought a PST was light enough an HEQ5 could cope without much in the way of weights. Maybe a good size fishing sinker and some gaffer tape. Did you slide the weight as far up...
Forum: General Chat 11-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By mithrandir
--ra 21:41:56.261 --dec +56:42:02.929 ...

--ra 21:41:56.261 --dec +56:42:02.929

Unlikely this far south Marc. Queensland maybe.



Can you fix the URL?
Forum: Beginners Talk 10-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 794
Posted By mithrandir
Jim, if you have an iDevice or Android there is...

Jim, if you have an iDevice or Android there is "Sun Seeker" (not free though - support your Aussie developer) - there might be others - which will show you the Sun's path for any date or location....
Forum: General Chat 08-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,461
Posted By mithrandir
My condolences too Trevor. We knew the day...

My condolences too Trevor.

We knew the day was coming but it is always a shock when it does.
Forum: Solar System 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By mithrandir
AutoPano does a good job too - if you don't mind...

AutoPano does a good job too - if you don't mind the price.
You could also try Hugin, and that's free.
Both can handle full size DSLR frames. AutoPano Giga can handle thousands of frames if you...
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By mithrandir
Going to the ASNSW meeting on Friday Fred? Kyler...

Going to the ASNSW meeting on Friday Fred? Kyler Kuehn, AAO will be talking about the new Starbug technology and TAIPAN.
Forum: Software and Computers 06-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 623
Posted By mithrandir
Have you tried to connect POTH to EQASCOM and...

Have you tried to connect POTH to EQASCOM and then SGP/PHD2/AP to POTH? http://ascom-standards.org/FAQs/POTH.htm
Forum: Software and Computers 03-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By mithrandir
I figured being in a dark sky suburb was unlikely...

I figured being in a dark sky suburb was unlikely but at least my place is in the green zone.
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,114
Posted By mithrandir
Try this one Ron -...

Try this one Ron - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJyLR6TI
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By mithrandir
The few delegates still at the conference were...

The few delegates still at the conference were all in a hurry to go to lunch and declined to revisit the initial vote.

So you see food and drinks conquers all.
Forum: Software and Computers 02-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By mithrandir
Here we go again - patch, rebuild, reinstall. ...

Here we go again - patch, rebuild, reinstall.

More bash patches released Oct 1st. :(
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