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Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By mithrandir
Two questions. 1) Could someone have bumped the...

Two questions.
1) Could someone have bumped the equipment?
2) Was it windy?
Both produce similar symptoms, but 1) seems more probable. Only bright stars are likely produce multiple images or...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-04-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By mithrandir
Get the Gemini Firmware Updater...

Get the Gemini Firmware Updater (http://www.gemini-2.com/gfu.php) and use it to do the software upgrade.

The recommended and maximum voltage for running a Gemini is 18v. You can get a 60W 12v to...
Forum: General Chat 21-04-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By mithrandir
Once upon a time they painted the unbroken lane...

Once upon a time they painted the unbroken lane lines in yellow. They were much more visible than the white ones.
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 19-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By mithrandir
Two posting from Southern Stars to the Yahoo...

Two posting from Southern Stars to the Yahoo group 15/Apr/2014:
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 18-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 611
Posted By mithrandir
Many cheap laser pointers do not produce the...

Many cheap laser pointers do not produce the claimed output. They can be wildly above or well below the stated value.

Whether 1mW is adequate depends on how dark the site and sky are. Here in the...
Forum: General Chat 17-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By mithrandir
US govt cutting funding? The 1m ones might be a...

US govt cutting funding?
The 1m ones might be a better proposition at a mere $US152K
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 16-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By mithrandir
Xavier's page...

Xavier's page (http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipseCalc_Diagram.html?Eclipse=%2720140429%27&Lat=-36.121792&Lng=146.888092&Alt=200&TZ=%27+1000%27&DST=0&Calc=1) set for Wodonga
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 14-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By mithrandir
Hi Romina, Some research by a member...

Hi Romina,



Some research by a member of another group found that there are something like 9 f stops difference between the full moon and the totally eclipsed moon.
If you mean daytime...
Forum: Software and Computers 14-04-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By mithrandir
Graham, did you try the Nebulosity options under...

Graham, did you try the Nebulosity options under "Batch"->"Batch Geometry"?
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 13-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,017
Posted By mithrandir
In UTC the eclipse starts on 2014-04-15 at 05:57...

In UTC the eclipse starts on 2014-04-15 at 05:57 and finishes at 09:33

US timezones:

4/14 18:57 SST - 22:33 SST
4/14 19:57 HST - 23:33 HST
4/14 20:57 HADT - 00:33 HADT
4/14 21:57 AKDT ...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By mithrandir
Graham, you need to keep the installers and...

Graham, you need to keep the installers and serial numbers. The program folders aren't much use to you as stuff gets put in other places. You need the registry entries too and you can't easily back...
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By mithrandir
Problem with recording while playing include: ...

Problem with recording while playing include:


any sounds the computer chooses to play - like alert beeps from anything else running - wind up in your recording.
the playback volume affects...
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By mithrandir
Leon, I installed "DownloadHelper" in Firefox. It...

Leon, I installed "DownloadHelper" in Firefox. It puts a button in the menu bar. If you don't show the menu bar you'l need to work out how to use it.

Open the page in UTube and do whatever you...
Forum: Accessories 10-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By mithrandir
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By mithrandir
Google turned up lots of links....

Google turned up lots of links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKJAwtKMatE isn't bad
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By mithrandir
True you can't do anything about other people's...

True you can't do anything about other people's sites, but at least you might be able to secure your own. I don't use a vulnerable version of openssl.
Forum: Software and Computers 09-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By mithrandir
If you think Rigil vs Rigel is strange try Alnath...

If you think Rigil vs Rigel is strange try Alnath vs Elnath or several dozen others. Different translators used different pronunciations and spellings when they Anglicised names, especially from...
Forum: Software and Computers 09-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By mithrandir
Strange. I just left clicked and got the Firefox...

Strange. I just left clicked and got the Firefox popup "do you want to edit or save" the file.
Forum: Software and Computers 09-04-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By mithrandir
Were you right clicking or left clicking on the...

Were you right clicking or left clicking on the link? Mouse-over shows attachement.php but left click downloads the file.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 09-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By mithrandir
Thumbs up You don't have to go that far to find people who...

You don't have to go that far to find people who don't understand DST. You'd be surprised at the number of programs I've run across that can not cope with DST ending in an earlier month within the...
Forum: Software and Computers 09-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By mithrandir
Have you checked for "Driver Genius" in...

Have you checked for "Driver Genius" in "Add/Remove Programs" or "Programs" (depending on your Windows version) in the Control Panel?

It is supposed to be legitimate, but you don't know what crap...
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By mithrandir
It is andrews.com.au. Lee Andrews and I are...

It is andrews.com.au.

Lee Andrews and I are not related in any way other than shop owner and customer. I've never had any complaints with the products or service. The hardest part is getting Lee...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 09-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By mithrandir
The Bintel guys reckon the 12" is a bit heavy for...

The Bintel guys reckon the 12" is a bit heavy for a G11. They might have been trying to sell me an EQ8 to go with it, but ~$8500 for the two was a more than I could spring on the management. :) The...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 09-04-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By mithrandir
Have you tried Sharpcap2...

Have you tried Sharpcap2 (http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/) or Firecapture (http://firecapture.wonderplanets.de/)? They might work better with your web cam.
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By mithrandir
Anyone tried asking how their Windows or OSX...

Anyone tried asking how their Windows or OSX "fixes" apply to "your system"? Pick at random one of AIX, BSD, HPUX, Linux, Solaris, or any other obscure O/S you can thing of.
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