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Getting closer, this time with a zoom lens...

Needs shorter individual shot duration (currently 5 sec might be too much) since the stars are still oval.

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@DeveloperMemes I love how early places in the classic 850 codepage were filled with smileys and card suite symbols: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_p

@hisham_hm OT: I find the phrase "the algorithm" offensive, like spitting on millenia of hard work, replacing the real meaning with anthropomorphized corporate greed.

Back to the topic, I think it depends on the choice of platform, I have no trouble seeing/using "outside" links on Mastodon.

Tutorials followed:

youtu.be/pXcRKoxTPVg - Nebula Photos - Andromeda galaxy with only a camera, lens & tripod.

astrobackyard.com/deep-sky-sta - DeepSkyStacker tutorial

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My first adventure into - Orion (+nebula visible).

Canon EOS 1300D with f/1.8 35mm lens, 15 min total time, 5s per image. Stacked with DeepSkyStacker, postprocess in GIMP.

I captured the usual lights + darks + flats + bias pictures, but shooting from my balcony clearly shows a lot of light pollution (+ neighbor deciding now is the best time to heat up with wet wood ruins a lot of pictures).

I need to get better with focusing, and maybe I'll try a different zoom lens later.

From me who runs a computer as a server home 24/7 for self-hosting 🙂 I should switch to a solar-powered Raspberry Pi like solar.lowtechmagazine.com/powe

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Eric Prydz - Proper (climate change) Education since 2006

Michal boosted

My Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard dongle just broke during a mishap with laptop. "Sure, I guess I'll but a new one..."

Nope... answers.microsoft.com/en-us/su

Need to buy a new keyboard + mouse set. Forget it Microsoft, had I known beforehand, I wouldn't have wasted money on this.

I wanted to set up my Odroid C2 for kids as a DIY Plex-ish server, and I tried it on two different power supplies, and it didn't turn on. I was sad that it's dead, since they don't make them anymore and it's hard to get anything these days.

Upon further investigation (power meters, voltmeter), it turns out that it was actually the two power supplies that were dead, the Odroid is fine. Phew...

@claudiom Funny how this gets labeled "USSR games", when in fact many were written mere kilometers from the Iron Curtain, as far from USSR as possible 🙂

Tech enthusiasts vs. Tech workers youtu.be/DmcEfJzDoFs 😁

TL;DW (it's a 20s video): tech enthusiasts - "my entire house is smart", tech workers - "na a aaah"

@thomasfuchs @matera Do you have a post where you describe your astrography "setup"? I would like to start observing/photographing the night sky and did some initial "how to start" research, but the choices are overwhelming...

Searched for "circus song" for kids, found the right original song: "Julius Fučík - Entrance of the Gladiators"

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entran

Some would say "so what?" but understanding the engineering brhind search systems it almost feels like a miracle.

We can divide programming languages in two categories:

  1) Those where arrays start at 1.
  1) Those where arrays start at 0.

-- Roberto Ierusalimschy

marc.info/?l=lua-l&m=164104738

"Testing EVC, VVC, and LCEVC: How Do the Latest MPEG Codecs Stack Up?" streamingmedia.com/Articles/Re

I didn't know MPEG is spewing out so many new video codecs. LCEVC looks interesting, essentially coded upsampling: "... 1080p LCEVC stream with a 960x540 x265 base layer and an LCEVC layer expanding the output to 1080p. The resultant MP4 stream is presented so that an HEVC player incompatible with LCEVC will simply play the lower resolution HEVC stream ..."

@Mac_CZ Experience from my grandma's is the opposite, at least a few years back - ongoing warfare/showoff from opposite sides of the valley until 2AM

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