Building the Perfect Astronomy Tablet

Building the Perfect Astronomy Tablet

In the never-ending search for the perfect tablet for Astronomy, I think I have finally found it. So far I have been very pleased with the Apple iPad Mini 5th Gen which is almost perfect (I will explain why it’s not in a moment) it has some features that I have...
Hacking the ZWO ASIAIR Plus Kernel

Hacking the ZWO ASIAIR Plus Kernel

Well, I did it! It didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would. As a matter of fact, here is the Kernel for anyone that would like to load any operating system you want on the ASIAIR Plus with working USB ports. Basically, you need the changes I made to the...
Hello Open Astro

Hello Open Astro

So it begins, the ever-changing revolving door of Astrophotography. I recently gave a speech at ALCON 2022 All about the ZWO ASAIR Pro and Plus and the Open Astro Initiative https://www.openastro.net/ Welcome to ALCON 2022 So what is the Open Astro Initiative all...
Super Sonic Speed with PixInsight

Super Sonic Speed with PixInsight

So in my last article, I posted about increasing the speed of StarNet++ as long as you have a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA Graphics Card. This article is about speeding up PixInsight with a little thing called RAM Disk. What doe this cost? Well, some time to set up and 10GB...
Speedy Gonzales your StarNet++!

Speedy Gonzales your StarNet++!

So in the never-ending need to go faster with processing images, I purchased a new computer. The Dell XPS 8950 to be exact. I was going to build a PC but after pricing it all out Dell was the cheaper route to go and it included one year of pro support and Windows 11...
William Optics Z81 & Orion Flattener Review

William Optics Z81 & Orion Flattener Review

Since I sent back what was supposed to be my forever scope I ended up pulling the trigger on the bigger brother to my Z61II and ordered the Z81 from Agena Astro. It arrived on May the 4th be with you. What I should know by now after dealing with the same issue with...