Month: December 2010

Removing Excess Weight

I carefully looked over the entire mechanism to decide which parts to keep. The main circuit board worked and using serial could be commanded to go to a position or even store positions, but it lost out due to not

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New Project – Satellite Tracking Camera

I recently acquired a second hand Pan Tilt mechanism from a CCTV camera system.

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2010 Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids Meteor Shower for 2010 will peak on the 13th & 14th December this year. Expectations are high, with a peak ZHR (Zenithal Hourly Rate) of up to 120. The moon will set in the west around midnight giving

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