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Interstellar Light and Other Quantum Effects

Software Bisque


Going to America

In this post you can see some of the results of violent storms that damaged SkySlab's Paramount MX.  As a result, the mount needs to be sent to America for repairs and maintenance.  SkySlab's passive solar cooling system no longer works and there was more damage to the electrical systems and computers inside SkySlab but [...] Read More


TheSkyX TPoint and Periodic Error Corrections

Two quick things, well, not quick...it's taken a month to get to this point:  TheSkyX is software that controls the robotic mounts in SkySlab (whatever model it is at the time).  Tpoint is how that software pin-points targets in the vastness of interstellar space. There's a lot more to it and some complex configuration and [...] Read More


Collimating the GSO RC12-A

There are some excellent resources to help with this task, many forums on IceInSpace and CloudyNights.  Step 1 should be done in daylight - it's easier, the rest do not matter so much as long as you get the collimation close to spot on using a Takahashi collimating scope:  http://www.dosborne-astroimages.co.uk/equip_image/collimation_article.htm The Takahashi Collimating Scope Coupled [...] Read More


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