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Plans for 2016

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:34 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/
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Re: Plans for 2016

Postby voyager » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:02 pm

Good stuff! You prolly don't get many visitors because of social media - if you're offering information rather than a service/product, I think Facebook or YouTube is the place to be. I've been thinking of starting a blog for some time, but I keep hearing people say "do people still blog?" :lol:

My plans for 2016:

- sort my house out the way I want it (I had planned to move to a dark site but I cannot make it work)
- try a new dark sky site (mag 5.5)
- start blog (on YouTube)
- squeak another year out of Windows 2000?
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Re: Plans for 2016

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:05 am

voyager wrote:Good stuff! You prolly don't get many visitors because of social media - if you're offering information rather than a service/product, I think Facebook or YouTube is the place to be. I've been thinking of starting a blog for some time, but I keep hearing people say "do people still blog?" :lol:

My plans for 2016:

- sort my house out the way I want it (I had planned to move to a dark site but I cannot make it work)
- try a new dark sky site (mag 5.5)
- start blog (on YouTube)
- squeak another year out of Windows 2000?


I'm on Facebook and YouTube and you can get there from anywhere on my site. Few people blog and mine is the only one by an amateur astronomer, apart from Mark Townley's solar blog, which is solar only. If you do a lot of observations it is well worth starting a blog (BlogSpot is quite a good one). I can guarantee you one regular follower and maybe some of my readers will check yours out.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/
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Re: Plans for 2016

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:42 pm

Are you looking for a specific webcam to work under Win10 ? I bought a very cheap £3 one from a Pound shop and it works perfectly well with Sharpcap under Win10. Ebay provided an adapter, so that (with the webcam lens removed) it can fit into a 1"25 focuser.
Scopes: Meade 8" SCT, Skywatcher 127mm Mak, Raffle winner of SW ST80
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Re: Plans for 2016

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:59 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:Are you looking for a specific webcam to work under Win10 ? I bought a very cheap £3 one from a Pound shop and it works perfectly well with Sharpcap under Win10. Ebay provided an adapter, so that (with the webcam lens removed) it can fit into a 1"25 focuser.


I have one but need to unscrew it to work with an adaptor. I'm on Windows 8 and hopefully staying that way for a long time.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/
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Re: Plans for 2016

Postby Gfamily2 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:18 am

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:
Gfamily2 wrote:Are you looking for a specific webcam to work under Win10 ? I bought a very cheap £3 one from a Pound shop and it works perfectly well with Sharpcap under Win10. Ebay provided an adapter, so that (with the webcam lens removed) it can fit into a 1"25 focuser.


I have one but need to unscrew it to work with an adaptor. I'm on Windows 8 and hopefully staying that way for a long time.


Ah, it's just you said in your blog about needing to find a webcam for Win 10.

My experience of Win 10 is that it is quick loading, fast to run - installs leaving (almost) all your files and software in place, and works very much better than 7 or 8.

I don't log in with a Microsoft account, so any sharing of data with MS is probably far less than that I share with Google already through using Chrome and my Android phone.
Scopes: Meade 8" SCT, Skywatcher 127mm Mak, Raffle winner of SW ST80
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