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by bbones
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Star Party St Andrew's Primary school in Over Hulton
Replies: 15
Views: 25483

Re: Star Party St Andrew's Primary school in Over Hulton

Well the weather was not kind to us but the evening went ahead as planned and on this occasion I was supported by Keith Johnson who brought along his HEQ5 mount and 110 Refactor. As it was not possible to view the night sky I did a presentation which is aimed at Year 5 Primary School Children and in...
by bbones
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Star Party St Andrew's Primary school in Over Hulton
Replies: 15
Views: 25483

Star Party St Andrew's Primary school in Over Hulton

Well, just when you think its all over for the year you get another request for a Star Party Nicola their Year 5 teacher contacted us in view of a star party and after an exchange of emails I popped over to see here to see if we where able to help. I did of course explain about the time when it gets...
by bbones
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Outreach at St James Brownies Edgworth
Replies: 0
Views: 6733

Outreach at St James Brownies Edgworth

Well after many weeks of trying we finally had some clear sky's and I arrived just after 6pm to set up a couple of telescopes, one was the Societies 100mm reflector and the other was my MAK 127. In total we had 15 Brownies and where spilt into 5 groups of three so I was able to show each group the c...
by bbones
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Telescope control from an Android device
Replies: 4
Views: 9347

Re: Telescope control from an Android device

Looking very good, wonder if the idea would work with a SynScan AZ GoTo?
by bbones
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Show & tell, 1st November
Replies: 6
Views: 12929

Re: Show & tell, 1st November

That's brilliant, your expertise using IRIS pays off... Much do more myself
by bbones
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Windows 10 update
Replies: 3
Views: 8337

Windows 10 update

Hi all if any of you are taking a Windows 10 PC / Laptop to Kelling you might want to force a Windows update as I have just been prompted restart mine after a fairly long download. Mine took about and hour for my slowest machine and make sure you check again once the main update has finished.... Bill
by bbones
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Blackrod Primary School
Replies: 1
Views: 7097

Re: Blackrod Primary School

Hi All Dean and I attended Blackrod Primary School on Friday afternoon to present the Solar System slide show by Dean. Once again it went down very well and we were able to let the Children and the Teacher see and touch the Meteorite sample I got at Runcorn. The Meteorite Sample is called a Campo De...
by bbones
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Panasonic RW2 files
Replies: 2
Views: 7249

Re: Panasonic RW2 files

Well Panasonic have come up with the solution

The software is called Silkypix and you can download it from:


https://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/

It batch converted the RW2 into JPG's
by bbones
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Panasonic RW2 files
Replies: 2
Views: 7249

Panasonic RW2 files

I have a SD card with some images on, however they are in the Panasonic RW2 format and other than in IRIS I'm unable to open them. The Panasonic Software / Codec will not run under Windows 10 nor XP ..... Does anyone know of a program I can use to convert them into JPEGs I have raised a ticket with ...
by bbones
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Blackrod Primary School
Replies: 1
Views: 7097

Blackrod Primary School

Hi All I have been approached by the Year 5 Teacher at Blackrod Primary School to host a Star Party at their School. We have covered this event before, which was well attended the Students, their Parents as well as some of the Teaching Staff. There is no date yet agreed as we will need to wait for t...