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About Mognet

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  1. The Pi Hut have them in stock for £23.40 https://thepihut.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-a-plus I've bought from them a few times and delivery is usually pretty quick
  2. I think it may have been this thread. We got DigiCamControl working with the D3400. Looks like it's Windows only. When I tested them a couple of years ago I couldn't get qDslrDashboard working with my D3400 even though the forum says it's possible. It could have changed since then, so I might give it a try later. qDslrDashboard can run on various systems, including the Raspberry Pi https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/329864-d3400-for-ap/
  3. Guess that explains the dismal weather we've got Looking forward to the unboxing
  4. Mognet

    3D Printers?

    I can't say much about the Pro V2 part, but I do have a CR-10S and it's a nice machine. The only advantage that I know it has over the Ender 3 is print volume. Most of the other parts are interchangeable with the Ender 3. Only time I've used the full size of the print bed was for printing visor frames as I could get four on at once. Haven't needed to print anything tall yet. As @vlaiv says, it depends on how large you need to print
  5. Thanks. I'll publish it once I'm happy with it. The plan is to include an auto deploy script so it can be a single command install too, along with all the other improvements
  6. I had to refresh the card in mine after it stopped talking to the network for no apparent reason, and since then I've made the capture code a bit more robust. I wasn't certain that it was adding every frame to the video before, but I'm pretty certain of it now. And I think I've cured the problem where it would create videos of several days or nights run together. It can now safely capture every minute in daytime and two minutes at night on a Pi Zero without getting tangled Next job is to update the web interface so that every frame can be viewed, and several days (or more) history can be stored. The pages will also benefit from some common PHP and CSS code, which I think is tonight's job
  7. Only dropped to -2 here last night, but it was enough to make wet patches of paths slippery and the grass crunchy. But you know you've had a good night when you come in with frost on your scope and not minded
  8. Mognet

    3D Printers?

    Good choice. They are easy to assemble and maintain, even for someone as hamfisted as me, and replacement parts are easy to get hold of if something goes wrong
  9. Congratulations. The 200P is a good scope, and you'll get plenty of good views out of it. Clouds permitting of course!
  10. I got Making Every Photon Count, courtesy of my brother who'd asked me what I wanted :) All I need now is a new job so that I can afford to fall into this money pit!
  11. I can see the sky glow along the Basildon to Southend corridor as a result of that. Fortunately my town comes under Chelmsford so we do get some darkness here
  12. Just run across this video where a model builder illustrates some of the problems in controlling Starship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsEBiAahAYM
  13. That would explain the Fireball XL5 inspired design. Just need the space scooters now
  14. That's the one. It's near St. Peter's church which is on the coast. You can see the lights of Brightlingsea and Jaywick from there, but they are not really a problem When the local clubs are able to start running observing nights again they use places like Abberton Resevoir and Great Notley Country Park, but I don't know about non-club access (not been to any of the local clubs yet). And I believe there are a couple of other sites used
  15. The carpark for Dengie Nature Reserve is a good spot to go as there isn't much around it. Although if Bradwell B gets built then we are likely to lose that location. Some of the other Essex members have spoken about Margaret Roding, but I don't know where in particular they go
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