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About Gasman

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  1. Gasman

    migration windows to linux

    Would really advise trying a Linux install on an older PC or one that won't harm if it goes t!!s up if you have never done one before. If you don't know what you are doing messing about with bios and/or boot configs can cock up a perfectly good computer, I speak from experience. . It does however give you experience on sorting pc problems . Steve
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    Very sad to hear of Maurice’s passing. It was reading of his exploits with spectro that sparked my interest in it. Rip Maurice! Steve
  3. Made a couple of mirrors myself in the past, hugely enjoyable activity but not sure whereabouts you could acquire materials for it nowadays?. The software could be useful if the materials are easily available. Telescope control and image processing seem to be the things at present!. Steve
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    Prism Pro

    Is it possible to run two instances of Prism to achieve what you want? Steve
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    Esprit 100 or Takahashi 106 ???

    +1 for the Espirit range, love my 120mm but it's set up purely for spectroscopy so can't show any images unless you like squiggly lines . Steve
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    Anyone using TheSky?

    Hi John I had a copy of the Sky many versions ago and found it ok but nothing special at the time. I’ve recently been sent offers for ‘Prism’ from Hyperion Astronomy proclaiming it to be a do all app here https://www.hyperion-astronomy.com/ Looks very interesting and again not cheap but they do have a trial. I haven’t tried it myself yet but would be interested to see what it’s like. Steve
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    Anyone used Altair Astro ?

    Before attending Kelling (last September?) I emailed them saying I was interested in the Carbon fibre 10" RC scope they advertise and if they had some in stock. Had an email back a day or two later saying no stock available except a 10" that had been returned as the buyer realised he wanted a 12". Saying I will be at Kelling he said they could bring it for me to look at but it turned out that they either forgot to bring it or had no room for it with all their other Kelling display stock. Fairly apologetic he offered to email me some pics (not quite the same is it?) , I must have sounded not so eager then as I`m still waiting for the pics. Not the most expensive item they sell but they didn`t seem bothered one way or t`other!!. Victims of their own success??. Doesn`t fill you with confidence to deal with again. Steve
  8. Hi guys Not wanting to appear flippant but is ‘Sky at night’ worth watching these days?. Watched one shortly after Patrick passed away ,wasn’t impressed and that was the last time I watched it. cheers Steve
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    Backyard EOS vs APT

    Speaking as a Nikon owner and having both BYN (the Nikon equivalent of Backyard Eos) and also APT I can wholeheartedly recommend APT, the plate solving alone is the best I’ve tried and it works flawlessly with my Atik 314l ccd also. Steve
  10. Hi peeps Seen it all now!! Just watching Look North to hear people extolling the virtues of some lazer art display which is presently lighting up the sky over Barnsley!. “We want to make the Dearne valley more visible” they say so sod the beauty of the night sky as long as five lazers can point upwards then all’s well then Sorry for our Astro friends over that neck of the woods, just beggars belief grrrrrrrr!. Steve
  11. You really need the star and the spectrum in the same image . They both need to be on the chip to get the calibration , the star is at position zero on the x axis as you’ve shown. Might have to move the SA nearer the chip and yes better to start with an A type star like Vega which has very clear emission lines! HTH Steve
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    AstroArt 6

    Just a thought but have you tried that slider on the extreme right hand side of the screen ? Steve
  13. Gasman

    Time to say goodbye :(

    Hi folks Have to say I’ve been quite touched by Jim’s plight and the warm and sympathetic replies he has received , makes me feel glad to be part of such a thoughtful and pleasant community. Really hope all goes well with the obs recovery Jim . cheers Steve

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