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by cstone
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Genesis of the DSLR
Replies: 0
Views: 6837

Genesis of the DSLR

Basically tells the story of the development of the world's first DSLR camera. Amazing what we take for granted and how things have moved on.

http://eocamera.jemcgarvey.com/
by cstone
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Astronomical events
Topic: Brecon Beacons AstroCamp 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 6923

Re: Brecon Beacons AstroCamp 2014

If you are referring to the Baker Street Irregular Astro Camp I've been three time's and the weather was hit and mis. You need to understand that Baker Street is mainly attended by those from in and around London so they selected Brecon because it was dark and easy to get too via the M4. Planes flyi...
by cstone
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Sharples School Star Party (proposed)
Replies: 4
Views: 9430

Re: Sharples School Star Party (proposed)

Put my down name as well Bill, just need dates.

But if anyone wants any tuition on Web Camera imaging using their own set-up then let me know I'd more than happy to help. If not I'll bring the C11.
by cstone
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: power pack
Replies: 3
Views: 12510

Re: power pack

Same here, I use a car battery. If you go down to the scrap yards you can pick one up for £10 as I did. It cost about £60 to complete using a marine battery box, terminals, cigarette lighter plugs, fuse box, and wiring. Could of gone for a smaller battery box but I got space if I wanted to add anyth...
by cstone
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: nebula
Replies: 5
Views: 10032

Re: nebula

Must admit, I've been using Deep Sky Stacker
by cstone
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Equipment - Help
Topic: Synscan AZ Goto - help please
Replies: 1
Views: 8289

Re: Synscan AZ Goto - help please

John I don't think you are doing anything wrong. The synscan will off filtered the brightest star in the south west to what it thinks are visible above the horizon. So my advice would be is to select this star, allow the mount to slew then manually slew the scope with the hand controller (regardless...
by cstone
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Volunteer Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 5733

Volunteer Wanted

The calendar of events for next six months has been uploaded. However we are looking for a volunteer to collate 3D images from the NASA website and present them to members on the 5th August. The society will provide the 3D glasses along with the projector and a laptop to present from. It's a good op...
by cstone
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: 4th March 2014 -- Sharples School
Replies: 8
Views: 14369

Re: 4th March 2014 -- Sharples School

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came last night, especially members who brought equipment. Thanks as well too Sharples Schools for hosting us and the lads who helped carry equipment between the car park and the playground. To Mukesh and Bill Bones for arranging the evening. Though bands of...
by cstone
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Stellariumscope problem
Replies: 1
Views: 7691

Re: Stellariumscope problem

Must admit you lost me a little as I'm not sure what
press control plus
, but then I don't have a defined unpark position. Instead when parked I always go direct to the object.
by cstone
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: 4th March 2014 -- Sharples School
Replies: 8
Views: 14369

4th March 2014 -- Sharples School

The next event will not be held at our usual venue but if the skies are clear we shall be located in a playground observing the night sky alongside the students and staff off Sharples School . **Change of Plan** In the event of it being cloudy we will still be located at Sharples but Dean has accept...