Interstellar Light and Other Quantum Effects

(WeMo + Pi + ThingSpeak) Power cycle my Pi

Apparently the Pi is more stable when the fan is not attached.  I suspect something to do with power because with the fan attached it will log for a day or so and then stop, but without it will last for about 3 days, 4 maximum and then stop.  I’m checking in my script for […]

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IDAS Filters

There's lots on the Internet about how filters work.  SkySlab recently swapped out an IDAS light pollution (LP) filter with a standard IR filter that comes with the QHY. A lot of QHY8 owners complain that the colour reproduction when producing CCD images is not accurate.  This is true if you use the standard IR [...] Read More

Python Code for Environmental Monitoring

SkySlab uses a Raspberry Pi 2 along with I2C sensors to detect, manipulate and post environmental data. This post contains some old code that assists. The code has been updated since this post, however it’s provided for anyone who a) understands python along with I2C libraries and b) is interested in Thingspeak APIs and manipulating […]

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