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Thursday, August 2

Meeting Report - July 2007

We tried a new concept for our July meeting; projects meeting. Basically this means we had no planned talks for the evening and members were invited to bring along something they had been working on, or needed help with, or wanted to show others, or anything really . . .

The meeting was a great success and an ideal opportunity for members to hold more informal discussions on topics of interest. Robin demonstrated his latest acquisition, a digital SLR which he had operating on a small equatorial mount and using PC software FocusAssist and DSLR Shutter.

Chris demonstrated some astronomy podcasts including Chris Lintott's Living Space Online. He also demonstrated software for easily reading lots of blogs, Google Reader.

Members were also asked to provide advice on equipment and setting up and polar aligning telescopes.

All in all and interesting and worthwhile meeting, which I'm sure we'll do again in the future. Thanks to Ian for doing the refreshments this month.


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