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Posts Made By: Luis Saravia Jr

April 11, 2008 11:01 AM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

ODBC error

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Getting the following error from time to time when going from reading an add then going back to classifieds..

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Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e31'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Timeout expired

D:\INETPUB\VHOSTS\ASTROMART.COM\HTTPDOCS\CLASSIFIEDS\../common/lib_utils.asp, line 440

August 10, 2008 02:33 PM Forum: Pictures of Me and My Telescope and........

My current setup...

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

It only took 54 years to get my pier in. Another 54 and I'll have an observatory!
Meade LX200 GPS fork mount w/ 10" LX90 UHTC
TeleVue 102 w/ Meade DSI II
Mead DSI I as an autoguider.
Comments welcomed!

September 25, 2008 07:28 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Very First shot!

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

OK guys,
This IS my first attempt EVER to use a Meade DSI II.
TV 102 at prime focus on a Meade LXD55 mount.
The conditions two nights ago was as normal, less than ideal. Shot is a 4x1 second, not properly alligned, overcast/cloudy and a dying laptop (battery very low)
I'm posting the shot just to show that anyone can take a picture, even a novice with CCD's like myself.
Comment are welcome. Oh, did I mention a motion sensor light next door?
Luis

October 8, 2008 03:43 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M57

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Got the Meade 10" SCT out last night and took 15x8 shots with a DSI II at prime focus. My session only lasted 30 minutes (great for my area). JPEG format and processed with the DSI software. Field of view is VERY narrow since I used a diagonal (had no extension tubes)an an F/10 ratio.
No doubt I'm going back to my TV 102 after this test..
Comments always welcome, heck I need to improve my photo taking abilities!
thanks
Luis

October 9, 2008 06:13 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

TV-DSI II Moon shots tonight..

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

I took 3 shots before the clouds took over.
Prime focus with my TV 102.
Comments welcome.

October 9, 2008 06:15 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

TV-DSI II Moon 2

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Same as before

October 9, 2008 06:16 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

TV DSI II Moon3

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Same as before.

October 11, 2008 06:42 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M27- first try.

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Got the shot last at about 9:30 pm. 19x1 minute with my DSI II and a TV 102. Not sure why it's B/W, I was shooting color...Format is JPG and normal procesing. Guiding is slowly getting better. Although the Moon was a factor, I am very please with the shot.

October 11, 2008 10:34 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Moon 10/10/08

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Taken at about 8:30pm local time.
TV 102 with TV 2.5 powermate (about f/22) and a Meade DSI IIC.. Jpeg format. 10x.0442 Using a Meade LXD-75 autoguided. Envisage 7.0 also used. Not procesed.....

November 23, 2008 06:22 AM Forum: Telescope Making

So I must be nuts! Traded again

Posted By Luis Saravia Jr

Hi everyone!
I've just traded with a good friend of mine. My Meade 10" LX200 GPS,etc is gone...BUT I got an 18" f/5 Truss Dob with DSC's and a great mirror. I can "push to" with the DSC's, they work fine.
Now, here's the question....How do I make this guy track?
I need cheap ideas...No need to be fancy or great looking, it just needs to work.
Thanks!
Luis