Starry Night Pro on LX200-Living Room Test
Posted 18 December 2003 - 01:51 PM
I downloaded the Starry Night Pro software to my pc. Since weather here has been total washout, I tested it by setting up the LX200 scope in my living room, pointed scope to north, did a alignemnt, hooked up scope to pc and connected Starry Night software to scope. On my screen was the current sky display with the current date and time.
I took mouse and pointed it at target on screen, right clicked mouse and selected slew to. without touching hand control, the scope slewed to target ( I first chose our SUN) where the postion of the sun should be, it went there! Wow is this some software. I can choose any target thats is up in sky for that night and go there. More targets than what is in the Meade catalog. Now My last act for 2003 is to get a decent laptop and and load the software to that. Cant wait to try it out on a real clear night. Now my next test is to setup the NS11GPS and try same procedure. Anyone have a suggestion on a decent not too expensive laptop?
Posted 18 December 2003 - 03:32 PM
Dell has good prices on refurbs. I'd start there.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 20 December 2003 - 09:41 PM
I have an HP laptop. I got it at Best Buy on sale. My only hesitation is that the motherboard died after 1 month of use and I had to send it away for 6 weeks for repair. I'm not sure if this a trend or an isolated incident. It seems fine now for what it's worth!
Posted 21 December 2003 - 08:37 AM
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Posted 21 December 2003 - 08:24 PM
Keep thinking ' If I think it, it will come' lol
Posted 22 December 2003 - 02:42 AM
I've hinted and will go get it myself if Santa forgets.
HP had the computer. The mother board and power circuitry fried. The funny part was the message I got when I first booted up after I got it back. It said "Your computer has recovered from a serious error". I was cracking up. As if I hadn't noticed on my own. Ya gotta love Windows.
Posted 22 December 2003 - 09:41 PM
Posted 23 December 2003 - 03:53 PM
Get Tina STARY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO CLEAN THE HOUSE STARRY NIGHT PRO
STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO
TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE STARRY NIGHT PRO STARRY NIGHT PRO
STARRY NIGHT PRO MAKE COFFEE STARRY NIGHT PRO
There! also added a couple extra hints for ya!
Posted 25 December 2003 - 06:43 PM
You are my hero! He did carry out the trash and buy Starry Night Pro. Now for the next verse:
Tina needs an APO, Stop watching so much tv, Tina needs an APO.....
Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:31 AM
Aah the power of suggestion. APO? TeleVue NP127?
This will take some doing, especially when he sees the price$$$
Posted 26 December 2003 - 12:56 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 11:00 AM
I really hope skies get better here, I think I have been cooped up in house too much lately