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12dstring

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  1. Thanks for the replies. The usb cable already has a ferrite ring, I added one to the parallel cable but doesn't seem to have had an effect. Been round everything probing for continuity, and it all seems ok, everything's connected to everything else it's meant to be. Here's a piccy.... by an earthing problem, do you mean something isn't earthed that should be?
  2. I'm modding somebody's toucam pro II for them, and have just finished all the electronics - but there's a problem. It's totally fine in normal exposure mode, but when switched to long exposure the screen changes to pixelated horizontal bands flickering on the screen, and the webcam emits a sort of high pitched squeel. There's the odd occasion when it will work, then when you start taking long exposures the first will be fine, but then on the 2nd, 3rd..etc frame it'll be covered in the lines again. My hunch is it's some kind of interference problem, but I'm using screened cable to connect to th
  3. Great site... but I can never comprehend the scale :? madness I remember being shown a similar site a few years ago: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/ not quite as fancy, but it gets the point across. I've shown it to several people since then and they all seem to just say "wow". All the space inside an atom... all the space between atoms, stars...etc seems like it's more space than anything to me therefore I justify my hobby of looking at space.
  4. Thanks everyone Most of the features of the Messier catalogue were suggested from fellow astronomers, so if there's a new feature or anything like that you'd find useful, I'd be happy to hear from you.
  5. Hello everyone! Well I've been reading around this forum for a while, but have yet to make a post so... I'm Dave, 18, and was an A-level student up until this morning when I finished my last exam. I developed my interest in astronomy after buying a small telescope a year or so ago, and have been hooked on imaging since getting a webcam back in January. I've got a website with a few pictures on here: www.12dstring.me.uk/astro I'm now hoping to study astrophysics next year at university 8) That's about it I think... Looking forward to chatting with everyone,
  6. Hi all, Thanks for the adding the link Steve, it's not as hard as it looks, honest I guess I need to start posting more here then
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