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About Swoop1

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  1. Not my area of expertise I'm afraid but, as a lapsed school "janitor" [removed word] maintenance bod, I am envious of your planned facility!
  2. My society runs an annual imaging competition. Previous years submission methods have included data stick and e mail. E mailing some images can create issues due to size. Contrary to some folks opinion, size does matter as winning images are printed on a mug and an 8X10 print for the winner. I'm trying to think of an alternative method which will allow: a) large image sizes to be submitted b) the judge to access the images from home c) allow anonymising of the entrant to ensure non bias d) only allow the judge/ admin team to access the submitted images once the submission has finalised Any ideas? P.S. Nil cost preferred as we aren't a cash rich society. Thanks
  3. Looks like an adaptor to screw onto a DSLR lens adaptor. I have one for my Sony a6300 so I can mount the camera prime ficus to my scope. This screws into the end of it so that it fit into the focuser in plaxe of an eyepiece.
  4. Not playing tonight. A late night (2:30 a.m) due to ambulance activity for my Dad, followed by needing to be up at 7:00 to stab the cat (insulin) means I are knackered. Supper time for cat then bed I think. Gina- what is the software that you screenshot with weather, moon state, ISS state etc please?
  5. I must be wierd as I was a bit underwhelemed...
  6. If I'm playing anything tonight, it will probably be water polo...
  7. Watche Mission Control today. Very good. Nice to put some faces to legendary Steeley Eyed Missile Men.
  8. Finally had the lack of cloud and the time that I have been waiting for to get the Celestron C6 on the moon and image. Transparency was great but, on adding the X2 Barlow to the train, seeing was very poor. hey ho, at least I get an idea of the setups capabilities. Celestron C6, Sony a6300 (image one just camera. Image two plus X2 Barlow). AZ4 mount. Image 0ne, ISO1600, 1/250sec Image two ISO4000, 1/100sec
  9. Nice work Charl. My view of the moon was a bit sketchy last night so I gave it a miss. Pity really as the seeing looks to have been better than the previous night when I did a bit.
  10. A very nice set up. I like the pier shelf.
  11. If you're not careful, some poor, innocent jet jockey is going to see that when he/ she is bimbiling around and let loose an air to surface missile THEN ask questions about what it is.....
  12. I'm really liking the look of that! What is the building reflected in the door glass in the first photo? Looks like a border watch tower..... Getting ready to fend off us Brits after Brexit?
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