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  • Rob Marceau
    Mar 1 4:16 PM
      Hi all,

      If you are suing a Windows based PC, here is a link for reading up on and
      downloading Microsoft�s patch which will make sure that your PC�s clock is
      updated correctly:


      If you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update regularly, you may already
      have this patch.

      This may not solve DST problems for all applications, but it will ensure
      that the Current Time they are getting from the PC�s clock is correct.

      This one looks like it might be more fun than Y2K was.

      Hope this helps.

      Rob Marceau


      From: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Michael Sherick
      Sent: February 28, 2007 4:57 PM
      To: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [ccd-newastro] Time Shift ??

      DDW will not sync automatically to the PC Date and Time. You will need to go
      into the "Configuration" settings and un-check Daylight Saving Time.



      Rick Wiggins <HYPERLINK
      "mailto:rickwiggins%40earthlink.net"rickwiggins@-earthlink.-net> wrote:
      Hi gentlemen,
      Has anyone determined all the ramifications of the new time change
      (March 11) vs. the old daylight savings time change and how that all
      relates to all our automated equipment and software?

      Here are some things I am beginning to ponder:
      1. AP mount - DST can be manually turned on and off so it is a matter
      of remembering to turn on on MArch 11 th.
      2. TheSky Software - I believe I have mine set to take time from the
      PC, but I am not sure the best approach here yet.
      3. PC - Well, I don't know what my variosu PCs will do.
      4. CCDSoft, and image acqusition programs - I don't know, but the
      worst that probably happens is the time is incorrectly logged (I think)
      5. Dome controllers (for me DDW) - I will be looking in the manual,
      but I am guessing that it syncs time with the PC.
      Many more...

      I think it boils down to this.
      A) Programs that are set manually will be fine as long as we remember
      to set them - No different from any other year
      B) Programs that sync to PC will follow whatever the PC does (TBD)
      C) Programs that have automated DST functions may not set themselves
      correctly on March 11th requiring us to manually change them to match
      DST. Then they will probably reset themselves again on the previous
      DST date (I think April 1st). Could be a nasty April Fool's joke!

      If you have already figured it all out, want to post other possible
      isues, etc. ...Please respond.
      Thanks, Rick

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