TelescopeMan records the June 2013 ATMsig meeting of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. This month’s meeting features, a binocular chair, a Sonotube for a Dobsonian mounted telescope, and an ambitious member who is melting his own glass for a telescope mirror.
Asked by trvlagt747
Sorry I missed you. I will be at Astronomy Day today at Russell Planetarium. Basically I use a Kodak digital video recorder, and H! Zoom digital recorder, and some free software like Audacity for audio, and the paid software Pinnacle Studio to do video editing. I do have a mixer board attached to the computer and a good microphone on a suspension boom attached to the desk.
I will be recording some of the activities at Astronomy Day. Drop by and I will show you what I use.
TelescopeMan is net control for the weekly Astronomy - SKYNET on the W5FC repeater Dallas, TX. Thanks to the Dallas Amateur Radio Club for the use of the W5FC repeater. www.w5fc.org
Here is the Ustream recorded video link- April 6, 2013.
Asked by sgreen737
I know you do not want to hear this— but — the ETX 125 is NOT a very goiod choice for astrophotography. First the tripod (wedge) is difficult to accurately polar align; and the internal gearing has a ton of backlash. You will be stuck with images of about 20 seconds long or less before tracking errors ruin the picture.
Use it for visual only and you will be happy.
TelescopeMan does a show and tell on his ham radio shack.
The new (old) Collins KWM - 2 and 516 power supply are shown in this video. TelescopeMan is a member of the Texas Astronomical Society, and also a member of several local radio clubs. His call sign is W1XWX. You can visit his radio web page on the well known radio web site QRZ.com
March 6, 2013
Clear skies and 73,
Texas Astronomical Society member Kelley Miller leads this month’s class with an update on the Mars Curiosity Mission. The class is held on the 1st Friday of each month at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. The class is free and open to the general public. No registration is needed. See the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas web site for details.
Our Guest Speaker February 2013 was Dr. Alan Stern, planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He will be presenting”New Horizons to Planet Pluto: Exploring The Frontier of Our Solar System”
New Horizons is NASA’s mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006 and will begin its encounter studies of Pluto in early 2015, culminating on 14 July 2015 with a close approach just 12,500 km from Pluto.
February general meeting of the Texas Astronomical Society at www.texasastro.org
TelescopeMan does a show and tell for his upgraded ham shack. The new (old) Collins 30L-1 arrived and new coax was run to the long wire and the Comet GP 9 antennas.
The ground system was also improved.
73 and clear skies!