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About gajjer

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  1. I am communicating with R Brown about his focusser and it's that that I am having trouble with. He told me to use 1.8.8 or 1.8.9 arduino IDE. Also what was said earlier about 'old bootloader' in Tools Processor. Then AVRISP MkIi which Dr ju ju suggested earlier. None of that worked and I am now left with loading the bootloader. I'm not at home for a couple of days so haven't tried it yet. Funny thing is that it seems to take code ok from Xloader. Ps I don't want to loose my electronics either, even if I am able to knit! Gaj
  2. This looks remarkably like a problem I am having with a NANO using the CH340 chip. Sorry but I'm a bit thick when it comes to this stuff but I have been advised to try 'burning the bootloader'. Sorry haven't had time to read all the previous and my tea is getting cold. Gaj
  3. Makes think of B52s. A better image perhaps would be the queen bee popping them out! Gaj
  4. LEO. So presumably messages bounce off the nearest passing satellite and a several satellites may be involved with any one message. Hmm. Interesting. My question would then be, how do you deploy that many satellites. Do they pop them out the back of a single rocket? Sounds like an awful lot of rockets and pollution. Certainly could mess up my pictures - if the clouds would ever clear for me to take some. If its worth doing I suspect that China will be up for it and you can sign all the petitions you like but you wont stop them. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted. Well frustrating more than fun. Perhaps that will be the new challenge. How to get a frame that doesn't have a streak on it. Or software that has 'streak removal' capability. Sighhhh. gaj
  5. Forgive my stupidity, but if they are telecoms satellites wont they be geostationary? If so, wont they just be extra pin points of light. Sounds a lot but the sky is very big. Sorry, just a bit skeptical. cheers gaj
  6. A couple of weeks ago I was down the garden setting up. It was pretty dark by then. Then suddenly I heard a rattling sound, as if someone or something had tripped over a metal bucket. "Hello" I said. No response. I stood still waiting for the sounds of more movement. Nothing. Being I my own I was a little concerned but I carried on and suddenly there it was again. I went in the house for a proper torch. I do get cats frequently and there are foxes around here. I saw nothing. Strange. It happened every five minutes or so and as the night went on I became less concerned. A mystery. The following day I was down the garden again and saw my neighbour down their. "I'm moving my coldframe." she said. "The conkers from that tree keep falling on it and the glass will get broken the way it;'s going" Ha. Conkers! cheers Gaj
  7. If you set the telescope mount to look at a fixed point in the sky, the earths rotation means that the object will have moved out of view in a very short time. Cheers Gaj
  8. Thanks Dave. That sounds spot on. Thanks. Must read the manual! cheers gaj
  9. Hi all, it's the first time this has happened to me but it looks like last night the camera started to frost up. Odd shaped areas apeared on the capture when running at -25C. They went as I allowed the camera to warm up. I just set a temperature of -25C and let it cool down. Should I slowly schedule the cooling or is there some other solution. Going to try again tonight and reduce temperature in small steps. Any advice would be appreciated. cheers gaj
  10. I thought I'd give Jupiter a go last night. Earlier in the week I knocked something together with a webcam I had in my junk box. The webcam is a iLook1321 v2 with the lens removed mounted in a new box to fit my Skywatcher 150mm Newt. I was using Sharpcap, which I have never used for this purpose, and only have a basic knowledge of. So, the problem was that I couldn't reduce the exposure enough to get a decent capture. All I could get was a white disc. At some point a message flashed up, which I didn't quite catch, with words to the effect that the camera didn't support something like - changing frame rate - that may be wrong - but something that would effect exposure. Help would be appreciated. Is it possible that with some cameras Sharpcap does not have full control? If the camera is no good, what cheep webcam should I be looking at <£50. It's not something I will be doing much of. cheers gaj
  11. You're just showing off now! All I have is clear blue sky! Something I would not normally complain about I might add. Well done. gaj
  12. Well there's nothing much else happening so I thought I'd give it a go with my Raspberry Pi camera. I have made an arrangement to allow me to fit any of my Canon lenses to it in place of the lens on the Pi camera. I have high hopes. The lens is a 70 - 300 zoom, the problem is that as I zoom the image goes out of focus. Clearly the distance between the camera sensor and the lens is not quite right yet. Nothing ventured! cheers gaj
  13. I think that 60mm would be the diameter. Can you tell us the make/model of the guide scope? cheers gaj
  14. gajjer

    Why me?

    Hey, the way I look at it is; without the bad. there would be no reference to what 'good' is. It does seem that there are times when everything seems to go wrong at the same time. It will come right though. cheers gaj
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