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Re: NEW CMO work day date (5/15/2021)

Susan Buchanan
 

Y’all have fun on the mountain and post pictures for us people who are now in Florida 


On May 14, 2021, at 5:45 PM, Bob Sieber <bpatlanta@...> wrote:

I will join you tomorrow on the mountain.  Will bring a gas-powered weed eater, a bag of tools and a shovel and rake plus some trash bags.  Anything else, just let me know.

All the best, 

Bob

On May 6, 2021, at 3:08 PM, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone!

So we've moved the CMO workday date out to 5/15/2021. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the field will have dried out by then. We need to mow, weed, clear out, kill fire ant beds and wasp nests -- the usual stuff. We also need to survey the remaining "huts" and decide which site would make the best candidate for placing our "new" scope and building a proper structure to house it. We can also address anything else that may come up. 

Please feel free to respond to this post to let us know what equipment you plan on bringing up to CMO. That way we have a good idea of what all can be done that day. 

The time of course is flexible. I plan on being there no later than 9:00 that morning. As always, the more warm bodies we have on site, the quicker the work will go!

Thanks! -- James


Re: NEW CMO work day date (5/15/2021)

Bob Sieber
 

I will join you tomorrow on the mountain.  Will bring a gas-powered weed eater, a bag of tools and a shovel and rake plus some trash bags.  Anything else, just let me know.

All the best, 

Bob

On May 6, 2021, at 3:08 PM, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone!

So we've moved the CMO workday date out to 5/15/2021. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the field will have dried out by then. We need to mow, weed, clear out, kill fire ant beds and wasp nests -- the usual stuff. We also need to survey the remaining "huts" and decide which site would make the best candidate for placing our "new" scope and building a proper structure to house it. We can also address anything else that may come up. 

Please feel free to respond to this post to let us know what equipment you plan on bringing up to CMO. That way we have a good idea of what all can be done that day. 

The time of course is flexible. I plan on being there no later than 9:00 that morning. As always, the more warm bodies we have on site, the quicker the work will go!

Thanks! -- James


Re: meetings

Sterling DeRamus
 

It’s the same link. But there will be a notice.


On May 14, 2021, at 10:36 AM, Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:

Thank you. What about future meetings? Do I have to wait and receive the email link? 


Re: meetings

Don Waters
 

Thank you. What about future meetings? Do I have to wait and receive the email link? 


Re: CMO Friday Night

Robert Pitt
 

I am going to try to head up after some conf calls mid day
Regards,
Bob

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From: "Stephen Jones via groups.io"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday May 13 2021 7:05:56PM
Subject: [bas-astro] CMO Friday Night

Planning to go to CMO Friday. Would love some company.






CMO Friday Night

Stephen Jones
 

Planning to go to CMO Friday. Would love some company.


Re: meetings

Sterling DeRamus
 

         

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81870513470?pwd=aEpzbXMyeFBTNDZoYTdDOU1qUHZEUT09

 

Meeting ID: 818 7051 3470

Passcode: 872779

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,81870513470# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,81870513470# US (New York)

 



On May 13, 2021, at 7:10 PM, Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:

I lost the link. Is that the only way to login to meeting?
Don WAters


meetings

Don Waters
 

I lost the link. Is that the only way to login to meeting?
Don WAters


Re: heading up to Chandler; tonight looks promising

Robert Pitt
 

nice shot Sterling! Last night was very nice, and got interesting pics of M81/82 and M101, but have to do better processing before I post them...

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
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Sent: Saturday May 8 2021 1:51:07PM
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] heading up to Chandler; tonight looks promising

Wish I could!  Had a great evening last night.  Here’s my shot of the Leo doublet.  I missed one!  


On May 8, 2021, at 1:39 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

anyone else interested in coming up?

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Re: heading up to Chandler; tonight looks promising

Don Waters
 

would enjoy, but my system is not yet very portable.
Don Waters


Re: heading up to Chandler; tonight looks promising

Sterling DeRamus
 

Wish I could!  Had a great evening last night.  Here’s my shot of the Leo doublet.  I missed one!  


On May 8, 2021, at 1:39 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

anyone else interested in coming up?


heading up to Chandler; tonight looks promising

Robert Pitt
 

anyone else interested in coming up?


Re: Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Robert Pitt
 

hope it will work! Yes, I will head up tomorrow afternoon after project call. Its been a year since I was there and need to get the RASA in the small dome up and running. I may come up Sat also, if all goes well (or if I can get my lawn mower to start to bring up and cut some grass)

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
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Sent: Thursday May 6 2021 5:37:08PM
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Thanks bob. I may try that tomorrow. You coming up?


On May 6, 2021, at 4:42 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

I don't believe any special drivers are needed. The guide camera may directly connect to the ST-4 port on the Gemini box. However....I have been successfully using the StarAid revolution guide camera on my ME and on the setup you select either generic mount or a Losmandy mount. Therefore, you may be able to (need to) select Losmandy as the mount type in PhD (since the Gemini is the same as used on the line of Losmandy mounts). My Revolution guider connects directly to the ST-4 port and also optionally connects to the computer (it has the guiding software built in the guider, but the computer is used to set it up and for other features). Most new mounts have pulse guiding that eliminates the ST-4 connection and can drive thru the USB connector on the computer, but the MI-250 probably does not do that (my ME doesn't), but may be worth a try.

Therefore, I assume you could connect your guide camera directly to the ST-4 on the Gemini box and also to a USB connector on your computer for PhD guiding, selecting Losmandy as the mount type. Losmandy may be able to help if you have problems.

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday May 6 2021 3:17:48PM
Subject: [bas-astro] Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Does anyone know if there are specific drivers for the MI-250 mount for the C14? I’d like to see if I could get it to guide with PhD guiding. But of course the program needs to be able to talk to the Mount.

I think, but am not sure, that it uses the same as the Losmandy Gemini controllers. is that right?






chandler

Jeff Allegrezza
 

i drove up tonight on a whim and the grass looks ok at the moment


Re: Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Sterling DeRamus
 

Thanks bob. I may try that tomorrow. You coming up?


On May 6, 2021, at 4:42 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

I don't believe any special drivers are needed. The guide camera may directly connect to the ST-4 port on the Gemini box. However....I have been successfully using the StarAid revolution guide camera on my ME and on the setup you select either generic mount or a Losmandy mount. Therefore, you may be able to (need to) select Losmandy as the mount type in PhD (since the Gemini is the same as used on the line of Losmandy mounts). My Revolution guider connects directly to the ST-4 port and also optionally connects to the computer (it has the guiding software built in the guider, but the computer is used to set it up and for other features). Most new mounts have pulse guiding that eliminates the ST-4 connection and can drive thru the USB connector on the computer, but the MI-250 probably does not do that (my ME doesn't), but may be worth a try.

Therefore, I assume you could connect your guide camera directly to the ST-4 on the Gemini box and also to a USB connector on your computer for PhD guiding, selecting Losmandy as the mount type. Losmandy may be able to help if you have problems.

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday May 6 2021 3:17:48PM
Subject: [bas-astro] Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Does anyone know if there are specific drivers for the MI-250 mount for the C14? I’d like to see if I could get it to guide with PhD guiding. But of course the program needs to be able to talk to the Mount.

I think, but am not sure, that it uses the same as the Losmandy Gemini controllers. is that right?






Re: Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Robert Pitt
 

I don't believe any special drivers are needed. The guide camera may directly connect to the ST-4 port on the Gemini box. However....I have been successfully using the StarAid revolution guide camera on my ME and on the setup you select either generic mount or a Losmandy mount. Therefore, you may be able to (need to) select Losmandy as the mount type in PhD (since the Gemini is the same as used on the line of Losmandy mounts). My Revolution guider connects directly to the ST-4 port and also optionally connects to the computer (it has the guiding software built in the guider, but the computer is used to set it up and for other features). Most new mounts have pulse guiding that eliminates the ST-4 connection and can drive thru the USB connector on the computer, but the MI-250 probably does not do that (my ME doesn't), but may be worth a try.

Therefore, I assume you could connect your guide camera directly to the ST-4 on the Gemini box and also to a USB connector on your computer for PhD guiding, selecting Losmandy as the mount type. Losmandy may be able to help if you have problems.

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday May 6 2021 3:17:48PM
Subject: [bas-astro] Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Does anyone know if there are specific drivers for the MI-250 mount for the C14? I’d like to see if I could get it to guide with PhD guiding. But of course the program needs to be able to talk to the Mount.

I think, but am not sure, that it uses the same as the Losmandy Gemini controllers. is that right?






Drivers for the mountain instruments MI-250 mount

Sterling DeRamus
 

Does anyone know if there are specific drivers for the MI-250 mount for the C14? I’d like to see if I could get it to guide with PhD guiding. But of course the program needs to be able to talk to the Mount.

I think, but am not sure, that it uses the same as the Losmandy Gemini controllers. is that right?


NEW CMO work day date (5/15/2021)

James Moore
 

Hello, everyone!

So we've moved the CMO workday date out to 5/15/2021. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the field will have dried out by then. We need to mow, weed, clear out, kill fire ant beds and wasp nests -- the usual stuff. We also need to survey the remaining "huts" and decide which site would make the best candidate for placing our "new" scope and building a proper structure to house it. We can also address anything else that may come up. 

Please feel free to respond to this post to let us know what equipment you plan on bringing up to CMO. That way we have a good idea of what all can be done that day. 

The time of course is flexible. I plan on being there no later than 9:00 that morning. As always, the more warm bodies we have on site, the quicker the work will go!

Thanks! -- James


Re: CMO work day this Saturday (05/08/2021)

James Moore
 

Well -- I didn't check the calendar before throwing out a date. This weekend is Mother's Day weekend, and I'm sure that many of you may already have other plans. I'm going to back up and propose that we move the work day to the NEXT Saturday (5/15/2021). I'll send out a new thread about that with more details. That will also give us a little more time to plan things out.

Thanks again! -- James

P.S. That of course doesn't preclude anyone from going up to CMO this weekend!


Re: CMO work day this Saturday (05/08/2021)

Robert Pitt
 

I plan to show up mid Fri afternoon to check out the small obs I have been using and on Sat. I hope to bring my large mower up (assuming I can get it started).

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From: "Sterling DeRamus"
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
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Sent: Wednesday May 5 2021 8:05:26AM
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] CMO work day this Saturday (05/08/2021)

I’m sure it could use some stuff done. At least mowing and killing bugs. It’s spring after all. 


On May 5, 2021, at 8:35 AM, James Moore via groups.io <jasbmoore@...> wrote:

Hello,

Sterling says that we need to have a work day on Saturday. We need to do some "mowing and blowing", weed eating, ant bed killing, etc. If you can spare the time (and the equipment) to help out on Saturday, we'd appreciate it!

I "think* there may be a few folks headed up there on Friday as well. Watch this space for any specific needs that may arise. 

Thanks!  -- James

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