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Jonk last won the day on November 12 2014

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  1. Jonk

    Colour All-Sky camera and lens choice?

    This might help... https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/298098-another-allsky-camera-build/ I started with a small GP Cam and basic lens, but upgraded both to do exactly what you're interested in. Here's a daytime sample, no processing:
  2. Jonk

    Lunar/Saturn conjunction

    I just used my grab and go too (10 x 50 bins) as everything else is packed up at the moment. I had to look hard for Saturn but it's there! Clouded over again but worth a look as the earthshine looks fantastic at the moment, even with bins.
  3. Jonk

    Lunar/Saturn conjunction

    Jeez you're brave! Where in Hampshire are you? It's peeing down in Pompey.
  4. Maybe an LP or contrast booster filter, but sometimes, unfiltered views are great. My advice would be to spend money on fuel and a flask of hot drink, to take the scope to a dark site as this will give better results. Also, learn how to collimate using a method that suits you.
  5. Just seen this on FB... I thought it might provoke some discussion!
  6. Jonk


    You mention it was running natively in windows 10.... have you tried the U-blox software? https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/u-center
  7. Jonk


    I have one of these and if I remember, some versions of the ublox software worked and some didn't for some reason. Can you try an earlier version? GPS also doesn't work that well indoors so are you trying outside, without too much around you? They also need to "warm up" so you may not get a fix for a minute or 2. I'm also not sure if it works natively under windows, assuming you're using windows.
  8. Jonk

    Sir Patrick as the new £50

    I must admit, I would expect if it came to a straight choice between Patrick Moore and Stephen Hawking, the latter would win. From what I heard, it's meant to be a scientist who is no longer with us? Stephen Hawking gets my vote, sorry!
  9. Jonk

    Astro cake!

    No worries, I have 2 now anyway! Thanks - Apparently it's all downhill from here
  10. Jonk

    Astro cake!

    Thanks - and no, there's still half left to scoff!
  11. Jonk

    Astro cake!

    It was a milestone birthday yesterday, and I went out for a surprise birthday meal with the family. At the end of the meal, this came out. How cool?! Saturn seems to have lost her rings, but that's ok.
  12. Jonk

    How to cure the dreaded damp USB problem?

    Cheers Mike, I'll look to get some, see if it's suitable
  13. Jonk

    Moving to Spain - Primary Phase

    Well, yesterday we managed to dismantle the entire obsy and squeeze it all into a Luton van. It's going into temporary storage until next spring probably, then I have to rebuild it and get it working. Thanks Dave and friends for their hard work yesterday, it was all done as planned! I'll start a new thread when the time comes to document the build as it progresses.
  14. Jonk

    Moving to Spain - Primary Phase

    Nice one Dave... hoover it out for me for next weekend!
  15. A new infrared telescope designed and built by astronomers at ANU and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US will be the first of its kind to monitor the entire northern sky in search of new cosmic events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1402887399774482/permalink/2118744711522077/ http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/new-infrared-telescope-first-to-monitor-entire-northern-sky http://astrograph.net/TEC-300VT-7-Terebizh Shall we have a whip round?!

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