I just bought a 4GB Pi4B kit! I went with a Labists kit this time, rather than the standard CanaKit. I recently discovered that I had “earned” a $50 Amazon gift card on one of the HR sites at work, so that came in wicked handy.… Read the rest
After a Thanksgiving Day of clouds yesterday, I happened to glance at my Clear Skies app and saw that the skies would clear at 8:00PM, so I jumped into my new Carhartt insulated overalls and headed out. It was warm enough that I didn’t need the overalls, but they were comfortable.… Read the rest
I was thinking about a post to tell you about how the new Atomic Pi Plex server was working out. Splendidly, thanks for asking. But we did have an issue this evening that I was afraid would eventually pop up.
I finally got a good shot of M31 and M33! So happy.
I have a much larger version, should you be interested. In that one, you can see that I was starting to capture the arms of M33, but I really like the spikes on Mirach (the star in the center of the picture).… Read the rest
I’ve raked the yard two days running and took a shower after today’s session. Neither pit was ripe. In fact, it wasn’t until nearly the end of the shower when I finally caught a hint of something from the Piper Wai pit.… Read the rest
The Raspberry Pi 3B is just a bit too weak to provide quick transcoding of HD files. But it has been working great for photos, podcasts, and music. I have long wanted to get the Atomic Pi back in the mix.… Read the rest
M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, or the Pinwheel Galaxy, and its neighborhood at 50mm.
If the sky stays clear, I am going to try again tonight at 100mm. I knew nothing about this galaxy yesterday. Now I know that it is the second brightest object that we can see with our naked eyes (under extremely awesome dark sky conditions) that is outside of our own galaxy.… Read the rest