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  1. I've been using IndigoSky for a little while now - it all seems to work pretty seamlessly as a server. All controlled through a simple web page. (I did have a problem connecting to my home WiFi network but that was fairly easily solved). /callump
  2. If you are interested in spectroscopy tonights BAA webinar will be for you. Visit https://britastro.org/node/21142 for details on how to join on Zoom or view on YouTube. /callump
  3. Thanks for developing and sharing this Martin - great job. I was looking for something like this (to do live stacking from an INDI imager) and thinking I would have to write it myself (in Python). Haven't tried it live under the sky, but looking good with acquired fits files. Cheers, Callum
  4. This weeks British Astronomical Association weekly Wednesday webinar is on the 22nd at 7pm. Jeremy Shears, director of the Variable Star Section, will be talking about two variable stars in Corona Borealis (R & T), and how to observe them. You can join the webinar on Zoom or view on YouTube - visit https://britastro.org/node/21371 for all the details. Clear skies /callump
  5. David Arditti will be imaging Venus live (if not cloudy in London) - and talking about how to capture and process images. Starts at 7pm. Visit https://britastro.org/node/21142 for going links etc. And if you miss it live, there will be a recording on YouTube. Enjoy! /callump
  6. And the recording is available on YouTube to watch later if you missed it. /callump
  7. The BAA is now running a weekly webinar every Wednesday at 7pm. Tonight Comet Section director Nick James will be talking about comet 2019 Y4 ATLAS - which might become a nice naked eye object in the next few weeks. You can join the webinar on Zoom or view it on YouTube - open to all. See https://britastro.org/node/21142 for the web links. Enjoy. /callump
  8. Still time to book for this event if you have not done so already. Hope to see you there. /callump
  9. This years British Astronomical Association Deep Sky Section annual meeting will be held in Sheffield on Saturday March 14. Full details and and on-line booking form is available at: https://britastro.org/deepsky2020 All welcome. /callump
  10. The British Astronomical Association is holding an Observers' Workshop coming up in just one months time - October 12th - at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (Scotland). Places need to be booked in advance, and this can be done online or by calling the BAA Offie. The price is £6 for all, which just covers the refreshments that will be available on the day. Full details about the meeting can be found here: https://britastro.org/greenock2019 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Clear, dark skies, Callum
  11. There is still time to book the 2019 British Astronomical Associations' Deep Sky Section annual meeting. All welcome. Venue: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, SHURDINGTON, Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB. Date: Saturday, 2019, March 23 (All day) The 2019 section meeting will be hosted by the Cotswold Astronomical Society, and will be held at Shurdington Social Centre, Shurdington, Cheltenham. Doors open 9:30 - tea and coffee 10:00 - 10:10 Callum Potter - Welcome 10:10 - 11:00 John McCue - Observing Doubles Down Under Coffee break 11:20 - 12:10 Mark Stuart - Weather and Astronomy 12:10 - 12:40 Robin Leadbeater - Spectroscopy of extra-galactic novae and supernovae Lunch 13:50 - 14:20 Eddie Carpenter - Astrophotographers Issac Roberts and Dorothea Klumpte 14:20 - 15:00 Grant Privett - Gyulbudaghians Nebula 15:00 - 15:50 Ian Smith - Imaging Planetary Nebulae Tea 16:20 - 17:20 Prof. Steven Phillipps (Bristol University) - Surveying the Deep Sky – Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope 17:20 - Wrap-up Please note - programme my change without notice. Trade stands: BAA Sales, Webb Deep-Sky Society Price including buffet lunch: £7.50 for BAA members, members of Cotswold Astronomical Society and affiliated societies. £10.00 for non-members. Book online at britastro.org/deepsky2019
  12. A partial programme seems to be published now: http://europeanastrofest.com/conference/ /callump
  13. If you are interested in Python you should check out AstroPy which is developed by the pros. http://www.astropy.org/ Happy coding! /callump
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    Heard the sad news today that Maurice Gavin aka Nytecam passed away this morning after a short illness. One of the Great Observers - he will be sorely missed. /callump
  15. If anyone form North Gloucestershire or South Worcestershire is planning on going, and could give me lift on the day, please DM me. Thanks, Callum
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