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kharga

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  1. Thanks for your replies. It's a new laptop running Win 10. It seems to have updated itself. When I plug the camera in, it wants to load drivers automatically, but as per the instructions I have been given I prevent it and go through the manual loading process, but no luck. I contacted Opticstar when I encountered the problem and just in case the files had corrupted during downloading, they sent me a cd with the files, but I still end up with the same error message. I'm now considering getting a more modern camera, which is probably the best way forward, since the imaging chips have improved enormously since I bought the Opticstar camera.
  2. The drivers provided by OpticStar are supposed to work okay in Windows 10. I've been in contact with them and they tell me that other customers running Windows 10 have had no problems
  3. Hi Reinvigorated into imaging after attending a weekend SPA course at Preston Montford FSC centre, I've bought myself a Windows 10 laptop, but come up against a problem: I'm trying to install the drivers for the OpticStar DS335C ICE camera. I've got the latest drivers from OpticStar, but each time I try to install them, using the step-by-step instructions, I come up with a blue screen and the message: "stop code SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED What failed DS 335C64.sys" I've checked that I have administrator rights and that my laptop is indeed 64 bit. I've had no problems installing programs such as FireCapture (although version 6 didn't include the webcam option, so installed v.5 instead). Nebulosity which is on the same disk as the OpticStar camera loaded fine. Can anyone help, before I chuck the blasted laptop through the window and really make it crash!!!! (I should probably say that I'm normally a Mac user, so not used to such problems!)
  4. Septembers S@N will be from last years PSP. The program will be on BBC4 on Wednesday evening September 4th!!
  5. So how did you attach it to your existing focuser as the pic is not very explanetary? Does the black gear mesh with the white one on your focus knob?
  6. Because the back focus of the PST is very short it is necessary to use the lens element from a Barlow (1.5 or 2 x) to get sharp focus. This works with my all my Canon dSLRs.
  7. If it looks like this, then yes!!!!! http://www.spaceimages.com/globeofjupiter.html
  8. There were plenty of atronomers outside with scopes, some imaging, that could have been shown on the second night. I know cos I was there - then stood behind Prof cox for the second part!!!
  9. As posted yesterday: We (the PSP group) have a meeting this Sunday to iron out a few wrinkles (No comments please). We need to look at the booking process ie the positioning of motorholmes and caravans. There were quite a few at this years party and we were having to juggle things round a little due to some of the wet ground. We need to put something in place to ensure this runs better for us next year. We will still be giving those who attended this year first offers as usual, it may just be another couple of weeks before we are ready to go live. We only want to do this once and not mess around with it. When James made the original post we believed we had everything sorted with out systems
  10. Hi and welcome to SGL from another Derbyshire bod!!
  11. Images, as yet unprocessed, here http://www.rakm.co.uk/images/photography/astronomy/psp_2012/index.html
  12. We (the PSP group) have a meeting this Sunday to iron out a few wrinkles (No comments please). We need to look at the booking process ie the positioning of motorholmes and caravans. There were quite a few at this years party and we were having to juggle things round a little due to some of the wet ground. We need to put something in place to ensure this runs better for us next year. We will still be giving those who attended this year first offers as usual, it may just be another couple of weeks before we are ready to go live. We only want to do this once and not mess around with it. When James made the original post we believed we had everything sorted with out systems
  13. Did not see it in Buxton, Derbyshire and we had a good clear horizon ready for it!!!!
  14. Hi And welcome. Have you tried http://www.birmingham-astronomy.co.uk/ and http://students.bugs.bham.ac.uk/astrosoc/outreach.php ?
  15. I'm viewing from my spare bedroom window, 3 floors up and facing NNE! Ground height 350m above sea level!
  16. I have Stellarium running on my 64 bit Windows with no problem at all!
  17. I have just tried loading my disc and Norton said it was a security risk - never had problems before!!!
  18. http://www.bibleworks.com/fonts.html , http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en_typefaces20th.html , http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GrandLatGreekFonts/frameFonts.html
  19. The NHS will have it all covered - you should have seen the planning that went on for the 2000 milenium bug.
  20. 20 - 180 x 70 not 100!!! Don't waste your hard earned cash!
  21. Try http://www.opticstar.com/download/Astro/Doc/mounts/Skywatcher/SkyScan-manual.pdf
  22. Do you roll down the eye cups on your bins? If not, you should do! I wear varifocals (not from specsavers) and manage my bins, Kowa 664 spotting scope and my astronomy scopes with my glasses on! If your glasses are fitted correctly with correct pupil measurement you should have no problems.
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