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A recycled old poster: help with SPC880

I'm not really a new poster but one who used to post. I could not access my account as my company cr@ptop was up(down)graded, so I've had to create a new account.

Another VERY annoying thing is that I cannot find the right driver for my Phillips SPC880 webcam, so can't do half decent Venus and Jupiter shots.

I think the driver I need has a VK or something similar. Could someone remind me, please?
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Scope mount

Can anyone help? Many years ago I came across a type of mount where the image was viewed through the hollow altitude axis. Unfortunately, I am totally unable to remember the name of this thing and it is driving me nuts! I seem to remember that it began with a "B", but then again maybe it didn't . . .
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The Sky at Night TV programme to return

The BBC have issued a press release concerning the future of the Sky at Night TV show.

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The BBC today announces that its longest running astronomy series, The Sky at Night, will continue next year. From February 2014, it will air in a new monthly half hour slot on BBC Four, with repeats on BBC Two.

Kim Shillinglaw, Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History, says: “Sir Patrick Moore inspired generations of astronomers and ...
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Fancy getting away from it all?

Hi Gang,
If you hold a degree in science or engineering and feel like getting away from it all, then this could be just what you are looking for! The Mars Society is looking for half a dozen people to go to a Mars mock up camp in Canada for a year to test what a manned Mars mission could be like. Interested? Then go here http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_10_16_2013_p03-02-625887.xml
John
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A New WOW!

Hi Gang,
Yet again I have found another image that has that WOW factor to it. Take a look at this CASSINI image looking down on the planet Saturn. A view that can never be seen from Earth, this view is quite simply breathtaking. Take a look for yourself here http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/saturn20131017.html#.UmKZP3CsiCc
John.
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Did Disney get it right?

Hi Gang,
Has anyone out there ever seen the Disney movie called The Black Hole. In this movie a space ship goes to the edge of the Black Hole to see what happens. They cleverly coloured the black hole so we could see what was happening and now ALMA has done the same. In this image you can see some amazing details. Take a look for yourself here http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1344/
John
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Martian topography

Hi Gang,
Take a look at these superb Martian topography images taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the Mars Express probe. The detail in these images are simply stunning! http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Highlights/Mars_images9
John.
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Finally on it's way!!

Hi Gang,
The Jumo probe to Jupiter is finally on it's way after a gilitch in it's systems made the probe unexpectedly go into safe mode during it's fly by maneuver. It took an amazing image on it's way too. To read the full story and see the image go here http://www.nbcnews.com/science/its-way-jupiter-nasas-juno-probe-sends-snapshot-earth-8C11375429#
John.
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What A Shame.

:x :x :x Hi Gang,
It had been a while since I was last on this website and I have to admit that I am astounded at the lack of posting of late! The world of astronomy (if you pardon the pun!) is groing by the day, new discoveries are being ...
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A Galactic Bubble with a big surprise!

Hi Gang,
When most people think of missions that have changed our way of thinking astronomically, then most would say that The Hubble Space Telescope is tops-and I would agree. However, there are many whose contributions miss out slightly in the limelight. One of the best is Herschel, this probe has sent back some amazing images as well as breathtaking science. If you have the time take a look arouns this infrared telescope's website. You ...
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