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#1 Jeff Lee

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:59 PM

In the summer, I still like to be "out under the stars", and I feel like its a more satisfying EAA experience at times. I've thought about one of the small computers but until my laptop dies (I have it in a lap dome to protect from dew and light rain) I think I'll stay using it.

 

Anyone else like to be out under the stars when using a camera for EAA in good weather?

 

In Winter I do use AnyDesk and remote operation.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 10:22 PM

Yup, definitely prefer being out there - under it all......but for summer mosquito nights and 10F winters, being inside is just realistic if you want to enjoy the observing process. 


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:00 PM

It's the only way I've done it (so far).



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:11 AM

For some reason, I am not comfortable being outside in the dark. It seems lonely and I'm not a social cat. So, at the very least, I use red lighting. I'm a dome guy I think. Go outside to fix some thing, but then go back to my office and sit at the computer. The way real astronomy is done._grin

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:20 AM

For some reason, I am not comfortable being outside in the dark. It seems lonely and I'm not a social cat. So, at the very least, I use red lighting. I'm a dome guy I think. Go outside to fix some thing, but then go back to my office and sit at the computer. The way real astronomy is done._grin

 

Have a great day.

Hi Gregory

Here’s a photo of my fair weather set up. Unless you already actually have a dome, this might be a nice compromised since it provides protection from dew ( to your laptop, music source and papers), gives you a sense of protection from the ‘wild’ and it breaks down and is light and easy to move around. On the other hand, if you have a dome, more power to you!

cheers,

Gary

 

ps: many variations of this are easy to make...I have a friend who uses a tipped over recycle bin...less protection from the night though.

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