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About Dr_Ju_ju

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    Well, at least peering at the skies...
    Oh, and fish, computing, photography, music and others...
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    Addlestone, Surrey, UK
  1. Dr_Ju_ju

    Astrokev's ROR - The Build

    Even cheaper stuff still has to be of 'merchantable' quality, if its not you can claim redress... But I know what you mean, I often make furniture, and I much prefer to handle the timber to get a 'feel' of what I'm buying.
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    DSLR WI-FI remote tether

    No, & from the name I'd be a little cautious. I do have a wireless remote focus\shoot, but it's a strange beast in that its wiring from receiver to camera is not wired as I would normally expect. Technically, its tip and sleeve connections have a reversal in the cable. It works as expected, but not if I use one of my standard remote connection leads, between receiver and camera, where the camera goes on a wild shooting spree.
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    I need sum Help my Bois.

    You may be in luck to see Venus, Mercury & Jupiter, as they will all be in the southern skies, and as the moon is waxing, may not be too bright....
  4. Dr_Ju_ju

    ZWO ASI 1600MM-PRO Mono - Which Filters?

    Also the depth of holder+filter may make it un-workable.
  5. Dr_Ju_ju

    ZWO ASI 1600MM-PRO Mono - Which Filters?

    As I already had some Baader 1.25 LRGB CCD filters, I just added the Ha, Hb, Oiii & Sii, and even though I have the FW & camera directly coupled, I still get a very slight vignette in the corners (its where the incoming circular light cone hits the square\oblong sensor, leaving the corners underexposed to a lesser or greater degree, but it can be 'iron-out' during processing). If I was starting from scratch, I would have gone for the 7 way 36mm EFW and dropped out the Hb filter...
  6. I would also be interested in what motherboard\graphics cards the computers are using, as this can make a vast difference to the processing performance....
  7. Dr_Ju_ju

    Open-Air Pier Mount

    I'm 3/4's of the way through a domed green house, just need to get the clear PVC sheeting & stich it up.....
  8. Dr_Ju_ju

    Pixinsight pc component help

    The pagefile.sys & swapfile.sys files are Windows system files that usually live on the root of the C:\ drive, and are part of the memory management system. While swapfile.sys is a static size of approx. 240 Mb, the pagefile.sys file, will shrink and grow as the system and running applications needs it. Its size is closely equivalent to the installed RAM, i.e. 4Gb ram ~ 2-4 Gb pagefile.sys etc. This leads to fragmentation of the file, which can slow the performance of the computer, as the file is constantly being accessed. To get around this slowdown, you can either, 1: Run without a pagefile.sys file and rely only on the installed RAM. Usually needs at least 8Gb ram to make it worthwhile, but will depend on how many applications the PC will be running, if lots, then then there may be issues\slowdowns as the running applications request memory. 2: Create a dedicated partition\disk, e.g. drive d:\ or p:\ etc. and configure\move the pagefile.sys file to that disk, and let it be 'system managed'. This will eliminate the fragmentation of the file, but it will still shrink and grow as needed. 3: As above, but fix the size of the file to slightly more than the installed RAM, e.g. if 4Gb installed RAM, then set the file size to 4.2Gb. In the 'Server' world, its' this last option that is mainly used, and would even spec. the hardware to have 2 dedicated pagefile drives in a raid mirroring configuration, to achieve the best performance, especially for large Database systems. Even in the Unix\Linux world the same mechanisms are used to manage their memory.swap files..
  9. To be honest, I'd get another NAS device with 2 off 4\6 TB disk raided. This can live safe & sound indoors and will be available anywhere on your network.....
  10. Dr_Ju_ju

    Hello from South Bristol

    Welcome to the Lounge, wishing you clear skies....
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    Pixinsight pc component help

    Pixinsight mainly runs everything in ram, so I'd suggest increasing your ram to 16GB & make the SSD the boot device with all software loaded on it. The Hdd would be for data storage. I'd also recommend splitting the SSD into multiple partitions, especially for a dedicated pagefile drive, as even though it will be using the same device, its' unlikely to get fragmented on its own partition, unlike when its on the main system partition.
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    Open-Air Pier Mount

    I don't know about the mountings weathering, but the anodised parts have all faded, whether black, red etc....
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    I need sum Help my Bois.

    I have a 150p and an EQ3 goto, while it is a usable combination (first sight of Saturn through it was spell binding) but is only good for visual and\or very short subs astrophotography. Its what got me deeper into the money pit of Astrophotography, so go for it, and look into the precipice....
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    Open-Air Pier Mount

    I have a concrete pier sunk into the middle of the garden, with everything either permanently fitted\bolted to it, including PC's etc or removable when off to camps etc. I then have a very heavy duty cover to go over it, if rain\snow etc. threatens. A picture tells many stories....
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    DIY pier

    Well Done, I'd recommend putting a spreader under each of the feet, e.g. a square of decking timber etc., even though the ground may appear to be hard, they will still sink in over time.

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