The Trek BBS Astronomy Club

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. XCV330

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    Those things from the comics never worked.
     
  3. XCV330

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    ok, admit it, you tried :D
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    Btw, this is the Tardis scope I spoke about in my post above. This was a scope that had been entered in 2015 at this same convention.

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    When I get around to it, I'll post some pictures of that Spock station I talked about.
     
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  5. StarCruiser

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    ^ But, is that one bigger on the inside than on the outside?!?
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    I did ask him that! In effect, yes, in a roundabout way. The whole tube actually unfolds so that the interior ends up being bigger :lol:

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    Anyone seen or used an EVscope?
     
  8. Dryson

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    I finally got my camera working. I haven't been able to figure out what the format is in order to convert the video into You Tube format but I took some screenshots from the recording none-the-less.

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  11. Owain Taggart

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    So, some pictures of Spock's Science Station as promised. What's really neat about this is he built a fully-functional GOTO system out of it. All the lights flash, and all the buttons are functional, as in they have an active function associated with it and not just for looks. Even the data tapes are functional. One looks through the viewer on what I assume is a tablet PC running some planetarium software, and controlled via the orange puck on the side of the viewer.

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  12. Dryson

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    Does it make the whirring and chirping sounds as well?
     
  13. Dryson

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    Video that I made the Moon shots above from.

    Click on Full Screen to read the description

     
  14. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, it actually does! Also when he inserts the tapes, it makes that thk-thk-thk sound.
     
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    I'm green with envy--and I'm not even Vulcan.
     
  16. Ronald Held

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    Where is this located?
     
  17. Owain Taggart

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    Probably at home by now ;)

    But the convention itself is held in Springfield, Vermont every summer. It's an outdoor/camping event.
     
  18. Dryson

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    Is his science station connected to a camera that can provide live feeds of space via a telescope?
     
  19. Owain Taggart

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    That's the only thing it can't do as far as I know. That'd probably require wiring a mallincam or some such camera to get a live feed of what the telescope is seeing.
     
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  20. Dryson

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    I use an Orion USB Eyepiece II camera with my telescope to record live video of the Moon. The camera can only record very bright objects because it is an inexpensive camera.

    Once you start getting up into the $300 to $500 camera range is when you begin to get the best videos and images.