hard drive upgrade, will l now let me track stuff, all night long

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 15 2006 - 20:03:56 EST

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    I am upgrading my hard drive from a 40 GB to 100 Gb drive.
    I don't need anything bigger then that.
    So now I can use my computer to capture and store satvideo. This will let me capture video all
    night long. Right now I been using a dvd recorder, to capture and store video. In the best video
    quality mode, it captures for 1 hour, a problem.
    So when I am at work, I can setup the tracking mount. I'll be using the wide feild of view setup.
    Then narrow feild of view setup, ie the video camera in the telescope focuser, is for use only
    when I am at home, and can keep an eye on it, and correct for any pointing error's. With the wider
    feild of view, pointing error's are less of a worry.
    So then all I need to do, is setup the tracking system, command it to point to a known flashing
    geo sat, and let it track it to it's heart's content.
    Then play back the video, to check for when it was flashing. So I can still get video, when I am
    at work. 
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