Dartguy

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  1. Dartguy

    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    I found a used Celestron C8 locally on Craigslist for $300, also found a Neximage 5 camera for $50. That combination can lead to some pretty incredible photos with some work on your part. I am still learning and don't have much time to get out at night, but I enjoy it. You can, too! With just a cell phone camera, you can take pretty good photos with enough trial and error. I have some earlier in this thread from this scope and a Samsung Galaxy 6
  2. Dartguy

    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    I was surprised to read that some of the expert mirror-makers recommend using your bare fingers to clean mirrors, once wet with soap and water. Just rub any debris away. I assume fingernails are not to be used, though.
  3. Dartguy

    Which VR headset to get?

    I am sure flight sims will be the same as racing sims (which is all I do), if not even more immersive. I tried TrackIR a few years ago and after about 5 minutes, I had a bad headache. With Oculus, no ill effects and the realism is incredible. Only drawbacks are not being able to see the keyboard and the resolution is not where it needs to be, yet. But that is easily forgotten once the adrenaline kicks in.
  4. Dartguy

    Which VR headset to get?

    I've never tried the Vive, or anything else besides the Oculus. I can tell you that the Oculus is incredible for racing, which is just about all I do on the gaming PC. I went from triple screens to Oculus and the difference in immersion is like night and day. Going from one screen to 3 was a huge difference, the difference to the Oculus in infinitely more. I have a R390 GPU and is runs it just fine. The only thing I would worry about is the cost of upgrading your GPU, if needed, is very high now because of all the bitcoin mining.
  5. Dartguy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Nooo! Test it today, and launch it this weekend! Seriously, if it doesn't get launched by Monday, I hope it'll hold until you are there.
  6. Dartguy

    Dolores O'Riordan

    I was shocked to hear about this last night. I had a big crush on her when they did "Linger". Such a cool voice.
  7. Dartguy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Man, I hope so! I'll be at the Rolex.
  8. Dartguy

    Amateur Telescope Making (UPDATED 8/13/18)

    I should have jumped at that chance to buy one or 2 of those. I was close, but I have never tried grinding a mirror and want to try something smaller for the first time. Good luck with yours!
  9. Dartguy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Looking better for a late January launch of the Heavy. I'm going to be in Daytona the last weekend. Man that would be great if it happens then!
  10. Dartguy

    Why does nobody care about dead pilots?

    They all died doing what they loved, knew the danger and were willing to take the risk. They probably wouldn't want everyone to dwell on it, but definitely to learn from it.
  11. Dartguy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I'll be at the Rolex 24 the last week of January, I sure hope the Falcon Heavy ends up launching during that time!
  12. Dartguy

    Tesla (Renamed)(Tesla semi/Roadster)

    Have you ridden in a Tesla? There isn't a Ford made that comes close to the comfort, performance, and attention to detail in the Tesla. They are unbelievable inside and even more under acceleration. Just mind-blowing. As for being green, I am a huge petrolhead and always will be, but if I had the money, I would absolutely own a Tesla.
  13. And deprive those men on the moon of the greatest view in the history of mankind?
  14. Dartguy

    Amateur Telescope Making (UPDATED 8/13/18)

    How did you end up getting them separated? Sorry I missed that part.
  15. Dartguy

    ISS from Earth

    Here is a animation made with a C14 telescope. Just unbelievable. Saw this on Cloudy Nights.