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cloudmagnet
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The "new" Night Skies Network
      #4384420 - 02/13/11 08:55 PM

Just discovered the new format for NSN- I registered per their instructions, and when I try to log in, it just returns me to the home page. what's up?

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Wil2010
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: cloudmagnet]
      #4384681 - 02/13/11 10:51 PM

Greetings.

There was a bug earlier this morning, but it seems to be working perfectly this evening. Nice website!!


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Dragon Man
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Wil2010]
      #4385074 - 02/14/11 04:53 AM

Hey Jim, the new look to the website is great!
Very professional.

I also like the security feature of having to register to view too.

Good work, mate

http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/


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Chris Schroeder
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Dragon Man]
      #4385338 - 02/14/11 09:00 AM

Looks great Jim

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Relativist
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Chris Schroeder]
      #4385386 - 02/14/11 09:28 AM

I kind of liked not having to log in. Any chance the site now works on my iPhone/iPad?

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clchildress
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #4386272 - 02/14/11 04:39 PM

As proficient as the iOS browser is I'd think your iPhone/iPad would have no difficulty logging in or taking advantage of the site's features. I'm not sure if Flash is supported or not.

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greg
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: clchildress]
      #4386353 - 02/14/11 05:13 PM

You need to have flash player... I watch on my Droid Phone.

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CarolG
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: greg]
      #4386643 - 02/14/11 07:46 PM

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.

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JimT
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #4387397 - 02/15/11 06:41 AM

Quote:

I kind of liked not having to log in. Any chance the site now works on my iPhone/iPad?




Talk to Steve Jobs or who ever at Apple has the anti FLASH
thing going on. He did state Apple would never work with Adobe Falsh.

NSN is what it is. If your phone works with it fine if not sorry.


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Larry F
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: JimT]
      #4389166 - 02/15/11 10:06 PM

I often watch multiple channels at the same time (looks great on my 23" 1920x1080 monitor. It's nice that you only have to log in the first time.

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Dragon Man
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: CarolG]
      #4389512 - 02/16/11 02:19 AM

Quote:

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.




Totally agree.

The log-in process may make us lose a few viewers, but it's better protection all round.
If they can't be bothered logging in, then they really didn't want to be in there very much.
Those that are keen won't mind.

I will find it nice to broadcast with less idiots commenting


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nytecam
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Dragon Man]
      #4389575 - 02/16/11 03:59 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.


Totally agree. The log-in process may make us lose a few viewers, but it's better protection all round. If they can't be bothered logging in, then they really didn't want to be in there very much.
Those that are keen won't mind. I will find it nice to broadcast with less idiots commenting


Well said Ken - I'd gone off NSN for a month or so because of the 'detractors' but will tune in again soon.

As I'm unfamiliar with the names of some broadcasters it would be nice to know, against current live b-casters, their typical b-cast material I'm a DSO guy myself and less interested in solar system videoing so even their longitude gives a clue


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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: nytecam]
      #4390574 - 02/16/11 02:38 PM

We've had pretty ragged weather here for the last month or so, so I haven't been broadcasting. I did check out the new splash page, it looks nice. Hopefully the weather will break somewhat in the next few weeks.

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Dragon Man
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Snaproll]
      #4391836 - 02/17/11 12:54 AM

Quote:

We've had pretty ragged weather here for the last month or so, so I haven't been broadcasting. I did check out the new splash page, it looks nice. Hopefully the weather will break somewhat in the next few weeks.




Same here Jim, with floods, thunderstorms, etc.
I have managed to broadcast only twice in the last 2 - 3 months!
But it'll get better


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JimT
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Dragon Man]
      #4394999 - 02/18/11 01:50 PM

Kenny Me Boy

I do feel for you guys down there. We know how it is around here with floods. I hope you dry out a bit real soon.


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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: JimT]
      #4436647 - 03/09/11 02:50 AM

I've been noticing that there are fewer broadcasts, hope it's just bad timing on my part.

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mega256
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #4436906 - 03/09/11 08:38 AM

I like the log in restriction also,but I would think that would only be if you wanted to "talk" not to view.
Open viewing may bring more to the hobby.
The new software is working well and has a very nice look,
But by loging in it does give a better indication of how many are using the site.


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Dragon Man
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: mega256]
      #4436919 - 03/09/11 08:46 AM

The Log-in feature doesn't seem to be slowing down the viewers.
My viewer numbers are increasing all the time, but that could be because the site is getting more widely known too.

Bob raises an interesting point.
It could increase interest if those 'viewing only' didn't have to register.
A bit like Forums where anyone can go in and read, but you have to register to post


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skyguy88
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Dragon Man]
      #4438532 - 03/09/11 09:15 PM

I regularly send people to NSN to encourage interest in astronomy and our video version. Impeding access to casual visitors will certainly make it less likely that they will get to the site. How much less likely? Who knows?

Bill


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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: skyguy88]
      #4440807 - 03/10/11 07:12 PM

actually, the second window for chat causes a second issue, which is since the iOS browser does not support flash there is an alternate called Skyfire that does. I've tried it and it will not work because there is interaction, meaning the chat window, that pops up.

Hmmmm I take it back, I just tried it again and it show's video on my iPhone. Now the issue is I can't zoom in at all.

So, I guess the solution now is if the default was a full screen view of the video (or as close to it as possible), and those watching on the computer could minimize the video if they wish to chat?

Skyfire + iPad... now we just need the default changed... PS video works but not sound so far.


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wpappas53
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #4441082 - 03/10/11 09:33 PM

My iPad + sky fire has sound....

Regards,

Bill


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: wpappas53]
      #4447133 - 03/13/11 04:31 PM

I cannot get the NSN broadcast to work with skyfire on my ipad....just says no video found........is there something i'm not doing?

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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #4447188 - 03/13/11 04:57 PM

Ok....its working now on the ipad......but......cannot zoom in so picture is real small and cannot read the chat

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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #4447625 - 03/13/11 08:34 PM

Yea, that's because it's not interactive. NSN would have to change the default. Ideally the video would default to full page view.

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Widespread
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #5617051 - 01/11/13 11:07 AM

I was on NSN last night, enjoying some nice comet views from Fairview Observatory, but my back gets sore from sitting at work, and I can't sit at a computer after I get home.

If I can ever view it on my iPad, I will be a regular for sure!

David

I tried to view from the iPad but couldn't.


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runner70
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servocat new [Re: cloudmagnet]
      #5617146 - 01/11/13 11:59 AM

I have a servocat awaiting installation on my Meade LB16; any advice on installation, and any tips on the argo navis?

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GrassyPond
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Widespread]
      #5620519 - 01/13/13 10:57 AM

Try "Puffin" browser for your iPad. Not great but it does work.

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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: GrassyPond]
      #5621318 - 01/13/13 05:44 PM

Try PHOTON works great on my ipad...sound and cst, etc

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Widespread
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #5622527 - 01/14/13 11:45 AM

Thanks for the tips. I will try Puffin and Photon.

Cheers,
David


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Jack Huerkamp
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Widespread]
      #5622681 - 01/14/13 01:24 PM

Howard,

I use Photon as well on my iPAD and it works well with NSN

Jack Huerkamp


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5623130 - 01/14/13 05:41 PM

Jack

My az eq6 arrives soon
Only using her in alt az mode
Tell me......is there the cable in the box to connect the hand controller to the sky fi module?

How can i provide power to the mount with a cigar lighter socket into my 24 amp hour battery when the power connector loojs unusual with its screw on collar?


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Jack Huerkamp
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #5623962 - 01/15/13 08:17 AM

Howard,

I bought the SkyWatcher cable from Souther Stars, but I think the cable that came with the mount for updating the firmware will properly interface the hand controller to the SkyFi unit.

My AZ-EQ6 came with a cable that screwed onto the mount and on the other end was a male cigarette plug. The battery box I made has 3 female cigarette plug adapters mounted to it, so I just plugged the supplied power cord into my power supply.

See the image below showing the 26AH battery box sitting on the TPI tray and spreader I added to the tripod.



Jack Huerkamp


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5624252 - 01/15/13 11:49 AM

Jack

Thanks

Do you know the maximum load the mount can hold in alt az?


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Ed Wiley
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #5633983 - 01/20/13 09:51 PM

Arggg...Chrome for Android sez it does not support NSN.

Ed


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