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Author:  rwilkinson [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Mars presentation

I've loaded a copy of the PowerPoint slides from last night's presentation into our Members' Area (under Workshops..Astro-imaging) - but these are just the words and pictures: the full multi-media experience of sounds, music, videos, demos (and even taste!) was only available in the "stage version"! ;)

Author:  bbones [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mars presentation

Many thanks to you and Joe

The stage version should be on the WestEnd ;)

Well organsied, timed and well presented. Lots to think about. Just one thought, for members who do not yet have a CCD camera is there an AVI they can play with in registax ready for the day they have their own CCD camera and AVI

Regards

Bill

Author:  bholmes [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mars presentation

I should like to add my thanks to Joe and Ross for a very interesting evening, well done.

Regards

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: planetary imaging

bbones wrote:
Just one thought, for members who do not yet have a CCD camera is there an AVI they can play with in registax ready for the day they have their own CCD camera

Yes Bill, I'll be bringing three example AVI streams (one each of Mars, Jupiter & Saturn) along to our Tutorial session on 12-Jun. These are big files (120 to 220Mbytes), but we can soon copy them from a USB stick onto the hard-drive of any laptops which you bring along, and I can write a few copies onto CD-ROMs for distribution too.

The Society already has two of the Philips SPC880 webcams available for loan to Members:
http://www.boltonastro.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=107
and I hope to add a flip-mirror assembly to one of these later in the year (assuming we can find one on the trade stands at Kelling Heath).

Author:  bbones [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mars presentation

Hi Ross

If you need an CD's let me know as I have a few spare. Checked the local suppliers and these flip mirrors seem hard to get.

Catch you later

Bill

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: flipping mirrors

bbones wrote:
these flip mirrors seem hard to get


I bought mine mail-order from the USA.
But we often see them at Kelling Heath - Carl got one (for around £30 I think?) a couple of years ago - it didn't have quite the right fitting but Brian made an adaptor for him.

Author:  bbones [ Fri May 04, 2012 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mars presentation

Hi Ross

Thanks for the avi's put them through Registax 5 and managed to get some good results. Hopefully once the weather has cleared I will have some avi's of my own.

I have registax 6 and will put them throught next to see if it's anymore difficult

Catch you later

Bill

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