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by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Astronomy Reports
Topic: A purchase and some views
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: A purchase and some views

Thanks for the great report! Good to see you have rekindled the passion. And congrats on the new diagonal! :)
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Things your pet has done that amazed you?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Things your pet has done that amazed you?

I do not know if I would consider Mars amazing ;) A bit of a practical joker like me, the best one was a nice warm summer day with half a dozen women sitting around talking and drinking wine . Mars brought a live squirrel inside and dropped it in the middle of the room. About 2 hours of chaos resul...
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What ES DOB is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: What ES DOB is this?

Come to think of it, I saw one of these in their showroom a couple of weeks back when I was down there...

It was sitting in a row with the fully-trussed models.
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Other "Do It Yourself" projects
Topic: Project ARA (augmented reality astronomy)
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Project ARA (augmented reality astronomy)

Lokifish wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:14 am
That's exactly what I'm doing. Even used it to identify dim DSOs during live stacking in SharpCap (Stellarium's sky is 100% transparent in this setup). I plan to put together a guide/article going over what settings I use so other's can utilize it.
Thanks! Looking forward to the article. :)
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Other "Do It Yourself" projects
Topic: Project ARA (augmented reality astronomy)
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Project ARA (augmented reality astronomy)

Hi Russ!

Can you please elaborate some more? What are you actually doing here? Overlaying Stellarium on a camera view? Just curious. It looks quite interesting. :)
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Daily winners!
Topic: 12-7-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 12-7-2019 TSS Astrophotography Photo of the Day.

Wow! Thanks Gordon and friends! This was quite a pleasing surprise! :)
by bladekeeper
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Things your pet has done that amazed you?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Things your pet has done that amazed you?

We do not have door knobs on our internal doors. We have handles. Same function, just a different style. Anyway, my cat Vincent is always up for a quiet nap. Whenever he gets the notion, he'll wander into the master bath, jump up and pull down the door handle on my wife's closet door and crawl to th...
by bladekeeper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Image processing
Topic: New Astro Image Processing PC - Wow!
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: New Astro Image Processing PC - Wow!

Very nice, Jim! Congrats!

Yeah, when I got my new gamer laptop back in September, things ran so much faster. What used to take about 5 minutes to crank on a lunar capture now takes about 30 seconds. First time I used it on image processing I was all giddy and giggly. :lol:
by bladekeeper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Celestron mounts
Topic: Stop moving Dammit part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Stop moving Dammit part 2

Well, glad it seems to be working now!

I hate gremlins!
by bladekeeper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch

Twas three hours past brillig, and while there were no slithy toves present, the mount doth gyre and gimble in the wabe. The borogroves were most definitely mimsy. Not a single outgrabing mome rath did I see. Can you tell I've had too much allergy medicine the past couple of days? :D The sky has bee...
by bladekeeper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"

Again thanks everybody for your kind comments. I really appreciate it! I've been a bit down with some allergy trouble the past couple of day. It has been hard to focus on the laptop screen to read the forum through watery burning eyes. :lol: Much better today. :) Jim, thanks for the tip on the conta...
by bladekeeper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"

What camera did you use for this shot? Hi Ed, a ZWO ASI174MC and a cheap 2× barlow. :) I took a similar shot last night, but its not anywhere as clear as I would like. Not sure if this is a location issue, a camera issue, a scope issue, focus, etc. I'm still pretty new to all of this. I used a Niko...
by bladekeeper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"

Ed217 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:45 am
What camera did you use for this shot?
Hi Ed, a ZWO ASI174MC and a cheap 2× barlow. :)
by bladekeeper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: Another newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: Another newbie!

Hi Laura! Welcome to TSS and thanks for joining us! :)

:text-welcomewave:
by bladekeeper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: introduction from kip mason
Replies: 28
Views: 179

Re: introduction from kip mason

Hello Kip! Welcome to TSS and thanks for joining us! :)

:text-welcomewave:
by bladekeeper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Lunar images
Topic: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: "Whupped 'Em Again, Josie!"

That IS a nice image though! Glad to see it. My day was lazy. I got up at 10am since I stayed up late watching movies. After breakfast I decided to take a nap. I slept through my alarm getting up at 4pm to run errands (groceries, Rx pickup) then off to the coffee shop to play chess. I had a convers...
by bladekeeper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: New here!
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Re: New here!

Hi Matt! Welcome to TSS and thanks for joining us! :)

:text-welcomewave:
by bladekeeper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Welcome Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 13
Views: 128

Re: Hello All

Welcome to TSS and thanks for the great introduction! :)

:text-welcomewave:
by bladekeeper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: John Wheeler's FBI file
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: John Wheeler's FBI file

Fascinating!
by bladekeeper
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Astronomy Reports
Topic: Thanksgiving Night Binocular Session: Sh2-202 through 15x85
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: Thanksgiving Night Binocular Session: Sh2-202 through 15x85

A very nice binocular tour despite the freezing fingers, JG!

In my Sky Safari, I have had for a few years now a list called "JG Challenge List". It is here that I add these objects from your observing reports. :lol:

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