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Old 16-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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Handling two observatories simultaneously

Slightly OT, but funny nevertheless, the last thing I expected to buy was a second monitor for astrophotography.

I literally have to remind myself which hemisphere I am fiddling with.

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Old 16-05-2012, 09:25 AM
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Very funny...you're certainly a lucky man Martin

With all your relocations in recent times I'm surprised there aren't more labels on things

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Old 16-05-2012, 11:26 AM
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Good to see your prioritys right there Martin... Aus has the big monitor! YEOW!
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Old 16-05-2012, 12:32 PM
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Thanks.

The bizarre thing is that the new monitor on the right, while of lower quality to the HP on the left, was still only $130 - I mean, why wouldnt you? and there really is no need to spend any more money than that - it is just for 'monitoring'

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Old 16-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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Well at least you have a full sized screen.

my imaging PC is just a normal ATX tower sitting under the telescope. While im out setting up and polar aligning i have a eeepc laptop (900mhz celron vintage) and when i decide its time to hang out in my bed to sleep i have it hooked into my mobile phone.

Like you say! it doesn't need to be good quality just to see things moving around!
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Old 16-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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Simple solution to remember the hemispheres... put one of them upside down!

Seriously though, that's a great set up you have there I think changing the colour schemes of the computers would make it much easier to distinguish at a glance, perhaps green/gold for Aus and red/blue/white for USA...?
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