here is a link for a small computer that may be of interest to amateur astronomers.
i am curious...what applications would AA's use a small computer such as this one...comments are welcome.
- For me personally, I don't have a bug for something like this; I've
been using an old 300 Mhz (Gateway Solo 2500, $200 on Ebay) laptop to
run Megastar in the field and serve as the display to make my scope "go
and push" with great effect. It can run any windows app, does Wifi, I
can jump to some spreadsheets and Access databases that I store data in,
etc. And the display is big enough to be seen from a distance. I also
like that almost any spare part for it can be found on Ebay for a few bucks.
Don R Surles wrote:
> here is a link for a small computer that may be of interest to amateur
> i am curious...what applications would AA's use a small computer such as
> this one...comments are welcome.
- I looked at this and it does have some merit. I went
to the website andf the price seems very reasonable.
This is a refurbished unit but at that it will do the
job I am looking for. I need something that I can
load up with excel spread sheets and to use them to
cross reference star numbers and names.
I am going to look into ordering one of these soon
and will keep folks posted as to my results.
email@example.com, Don R Surles
> here is a link for a small computer that may be ofinterest to amateur
> astronomers.small computer such as
> i am curious...what applications would AA's use a
> this one...comments are welcome.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=P34-1000
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OK, folks...here is the weather forecast for the Perseids. This is about as good as it gets for Delmarva in the summertime. See you at Pickering Creek tomorrow afternoon.
Today: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Isolated thunderstorms during the evening. Mainly clear skies after midnight. Humid. Low 73F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Tomorrow: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening. High 93F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Humid. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.
Friday: A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
Sunday: Slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
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