Re: [ap-ug] Gonna shoot tonight - it's clear and BRRRRR


dvjbaja
 

Its fairly easy to set up chrome remote on your notebook at the telescope so you can operate all pc functions from the 2nd pc in the warm and comfortable home.  -jg


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From: "Roland Christen via groups.io" <chris1011@...>
Date: 2/13/21 5:54 PM (GMT-08:00)
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Gonna shoot tonight - it's clear and BRRRRR

My joints don't work so good either. And sometimes my brain too. I set the exposures at 3 x 10 minutes and came inside. Guider was doing its job. After 30 minutes I went outside and no images! rats! I forgot to turn on Expose. So, first 30 min was wasted. But going good now.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Sinitiere <bobstar9@...>
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Sent: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 7:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Gonna shoot tonight - it's clear and BRRRRR

Roland, You are ALL better and tougher men than am I.  Roland, you are perpetually a 25 year old lad.  I’m 71 now, and feeling it in my joints.  Bob
PS:  Clear skies, it is cloudy here.


On Feb 13, 2021, at 7:14 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Oh yeah! I'm well aware but have experienced colder in the past. 10 minutes working with the computer is about the limit, but I have nice warm tea inside. Right now mount and camera are working well. Transparency is super, seeing is horrid. We'll see what we get.

Roland



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From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
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Sent: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Gonna shoot tonight - it's clear and BRRRRR

Man, don’t get hypothermic or frostbite! Keep those fingers and toes warm. Good Luck!!

JimP 


From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:11:52 PM
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Subject: [ap-ug] Gonna shoot tonight - it's clear and BRRRRR
 
I'm going to give it a try with my Mach2 in sub-zero F temps. It's brilliantly clear (YAY!) but below zero (Wahh!). I hope my laptop doesn't freeze up on me. Wish me luck.

Testing continues primarily to see where and if the normal temp encoders will fail to operate in sub-zero conditions. So far they work fine but we have not seen -20F yet. Maybe Sunday night - Monday morning. Coldest it's ever been in Northern Illinois is -32F, but haven't seen that in the last 10 years.

Rolando

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