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#226 Relativist

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:23 PM

Going to attempt to broadcast tomorrow night. Goal is to get parallels working on a MacBook Pro so I can install and use sharpcap. ETB is 9PM pacific. Equipment will be the NexSky224. Targets will be on request. Site will be NSN and maybe my YouTube channel. Will update with a link when I'm up.

Today was a bust, forgot about a prior arrangement, plus there's high clouds.

Looks like the weekend was a bust, I did spend time getting the main setup ready, looking forward to 4th of July weekend observing.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Weather looks iffy for tonight, so we plan on doing our weekly show from Mauna Kea tomorrow night, Tues 6/27 starting at about 8:00 pm HST on Nightskiesnetwork.com.  Channel is White Mountain Skies.

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:39 PM

Second light for the NexSky224 is looking promising tomorrow night ~ 9 PM pacific. I'll be broadcasting on NSN. I will try to come to focus with the reducer as well. I'll be trying to use Starsense. The Macbook Pro with Parallels & Windows 10 Pro will be the compute device.

 

So far I can't download the touptek software onto parallels. going to have to delay until I get that working.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:05 PM

Will try to broadcast tonight from Mauna Kea at 9200'.  Start time about 7:45 HST on Nightskiesnetwork.com.  Channel is White Mountain Skies.  Will probably use the NB Ha filter with the Ultrastar C and M on the C11 HD and 50mm Orion Mini.

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

Should have posted earlier, but it looks like a great night on Mauna Kea.  We should be on NSN in about an hour.  Channel is White Mountain Skies.

 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

Conditions look very good for tonight on Mauna Kea.  Should be broadcasting about 7:00 HST on nightskiesnetwork.com.  White Mountain Skies is the channel.  We will be using a Meade 8" at about f/6 on an Evolution mount.  Our CPC1100HD is going back to Celestron repair due to tracking issues again.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

Our CPC1100HD is going back to Celestron repair due to tracking issues again.

Please pack it securely, photograph it, email it to Celestron and get assurance that it will be packed the same way when they send I back. I would hate for you to experience this headache



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

Our CPC1100HD is going back to Celestron repair due to tracking issues again.

Please pack it securely, photograph it, email it to Celestron and get assurance that it will be packed the same way when they send I back. I would hate for you to experience this headache

 

Don't worry....Don is well aware of this.  We have been in constant communication over this disaster.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

I am hoping to broadcast tonight on www.nightskiesnetwork.com

 

I am having some difficulty maybe someone can help. I have sent Joe an email, but no response.

 

When I login and click on my channel I am taken to Don-Pa Heavens Glory channel it looks like.  On the nightskiesnetwork tool I can capture my screen and with my keycode click on start broadcasting, but nothing streams, and again I am on Don's channel it seems.     On the instructions it says to click on 'grey' button after you log in to your channel, but I have no 'grey' button.

Anyone have any suggestions? I have downloaded the latest broadcast tool

 

Al

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:34 PM

Hi Al,

 

I have had the same happen to me.  Your computer is somehow remembering a prior session.  I think I logged out and opened a new browser window and logged back in.  I hope that works for you.

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

Agreed, also someone can pm Joe.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:19 PM

Broadcasting now.   Testing ASI 294 Pro

 

Channel BigAppleSkies

still some nsn issues... but working through them...


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:48 PM

I just joined the forum in order to announce our weekly broadcasts on Livestream.  The Shambhala Observatory is in Northern California and we stream on a weekly basis to UK and Europe.  If weather is no good for astronomy there are planetarium type presentations so the event always happens.  Free, no password or registration needed. 

 

There's some recent broadcasts archived which you can check out to see if you'd like to watch live, also you can "follow" the livestream channel (quick and free registration process) which means you'd get emails each time a new event is scheduled.

 

For pm you can email via the observatory website in case I forget to check back to CN

 

Time:  Every Saturday from 9.00am to 10am UK time

 

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Observatory website

 

Equipment:

 

Meade LX600 16in AltAz

Orion 120mm

Mallincam Xterminator2 cameras

Automated Exploradome 8ft

Stellarium

Space Engine

Livestream Studio Software

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:30 PM

We will be broadcasting tonight on NSN from Mauna Kea at 9200'.  We have our CPC1100HD back and will be using it with the Ultrastar C at f/5.  Our channel is White Mountain Skies.  

 

Don



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

I'll be broadcasting again tonight (Thursday 11/16), starting at 7:30pm Mountain Standard Time, from Tucson, channel is "Desert Skies". I'll be using my C14Edge@F/2 with Hyperstar, and ZWO 1600 color camera and IDAS P2 filter, with SharpCap and AstroToaster.

 

NSN Channel: https://www.nightski...com/channel/336

 

Since my first broadcast on Tuesday night, I've upgraded the "upload" speed on my internet service to 3Mbps up, and my testing this morning shows no drop-outs like I was having on Tuesday night. Hope you'll join me!

 

-Robin


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:19 PM

I'll be broadcasting tonight (Friday Dec. 8), starting at 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time, from Tucson, channel is "Desert Skies". I'll be using my C14Edge@F/2 with Hyperstar, and ZWO 1600 color camera and IDAS P2 filter, with SharpCap and AstroToaster.

 

NSN Channel: https://www.nightski...com/channel/336

 

Hope you'll join me!

 

-Robin


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:41 PM

I'll be broadcasting tonight (Friday Dec. 15), starting at 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time, from Tucson, channel is "Desert Skies". I'll be using my C14Edge@F/2 with Hyperstar, and ZWO 1600 color camera and IDAS P2 filter, with SharpCap and AstroToaster.

 

NSN Channel: https://www.nightski...com/channel/336

 

Hope you'll join me!

 

-Robin


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

I'll be broadcasting tonight (Tuesday Dec. 19), starting at 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time, from Tucson, channel is "Desert Skies". I'll be using my C14Edge@F/2 with Hyperstar, and ZWO 1600 color camera and IDAS P2 filter, with SharpCap and AstroToaster.

 

Desert Skies channel: https://www.nightski...com/channel/336


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:20 AM

Ok - broadcasting right now, testing out my new LX850 and looking at the Moon and maybe a few other targets.

Broadcasting on https://www.youtube....etravelerx/live

Today's targets: The Moon and the Sky lol
The Equipment for today:

* Meade Series 6000 130mm ED APO Refractor
* Canon 80D
* 17" MacBook Pro
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:30 AM

Tuned in last night to Andrew's broadcast - pretty cool stuff!


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

Tuned in last night to Andrew's broadcast - pretty cool stuff!

Thank-you @bartine!
 



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

Hello All,

 

I will be broadcasting again TONIGHT starting at 5:00 PM MST.   

It will be a look at the Moon and targets not too washed out, lol.  Maybe share some past images and fun chatting.  I will also be testing out the NEW LX850 and OBS studio software.  Come join the fun!

https://www.youtube....etravelerx/live

Equipment tonight:

-- LX850

-- Meade 6000 130mm ED APO

-- Canon 80D 
-- MacBook Pro

 


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

Thank You Andrew.  Cool to watch an occultation from 2 different locations.  I tried to shoot video with the 290MM but Sharpcap "froze" when I tried to start the capture.  Not sure why and I didn't think quick enough to "end task" so I could restart.  But the picture was still live so at least I was able to watch the disappearance.  Hope to catch another broadcast soon.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:03 AM

Thank You Andrew.  Cool to watch an occultation from 2 different locations.  I tried to shoot video with the 290MM but Sharpcap "froze" when I tried to start the capture.  Not sure why and I didn't think quick enough to "end task" so I could restart.  But the picture was still live so at least I was able to watch the disappearance.  Hope to catch another broadcast soon.

 

Tim - (hoppercanyon) 

Hello Tim,

Thank-you for giving me a heads up about the occultation of Mu Ceti by the Moon! It was total luck I schedule my broadcast around this event!

 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:12 PM

I hope to broadcast the lunar occultation of Aldebaran this evening.  It's scheduled to begin around 6:16pm EST and end around 6:59pm EST.  My channel is Sirius Astronomy.  I'll be broadcasting using my CPC1100, AVS MK-IV camera and with focal reducers giving me an f/3.8 ratio.  Let's hope the skies stay clear.

 

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