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Monthly Archive: June 2007

Jun 29 2007

Jazoon ’07: wrap-up

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Just back home from Jazoon, and also back to work and to everyday’s hassles :’( . Also, the time has come to make a comprehensive evaluation of the conference.…

Jun 27 2007

Zurich at first glance

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I arrived in Zurich in the evening of Sat June 23th. The following day there would be the Jazoon opening, but only the paying tutorials were scheduled which we didn’t follow.…

Jun 27 2007

Jazoon ’07: the first two days

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On Monday June 25th, a thick layer of clouds rolled in which soon brought along some downpours and a really gloomy atmoshpere.…

Jun 20 2007

Jazoon 2007: here we come!

As usual, time is passing by at a very fast pace. Only a few days are left until next Sunday, June 24th 2007, the opening day of Jazoon ’07, the newborn European Industry Conference on Java and related topics, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, until Thursday 28th.…

Jun 18 2007

Calculating the actual f/ ratio of a picture

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Every telescope or telephoto lens has its “magic” f/number: that is, the ratio between its focal length and aperture. Although we don’t go deeper into the matter as it’s not within the scope of this article, it’s worth mentioning that the higher the f/ratio, the longer the exposure time required to yield a given picture density (i.e.…

Jun 18 2007

Adapting a sturdy wooden tripod from a to an EQ-6 mount

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The TL-110 is a sturdy wooden tripod formerly sold by Astromeccanica. It closely resembles the Baader AHT, or others found in precision measurement instruments such as theodolites.…

Jun 18 2007

Maximum Movie Length For Planetary Imaging

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All wonderful hi-res planetary images currently taken by many amateur astronomers worldwide are all based on the same technique, i.e. selecting and aligning a lot of single frames from a single movie (typically an AVI file), which are then stacked and processed to yield the final result.…