All posts for the month January, 2019

For the last several years I’ve been slightly plagued by aches and pains, small ones mostly.

The first was fasciitis, a pain in my right foot under the arch. Felt like a nerve pinch or something.

Then my elbows, mainly my left one but sometimes my right and even the shoulder. I seem to be sleeping on my arms under my pillow and sometimes even cutting off the circulation I;ve got them so tightly wrapped under me.

Now my lower back is bothering me again, this happened before and I contributed it to how I was sitting in my chair at work. I tried to change and it seemed to be better, now it just maybe working in the garage and being on my feet more.

Yikes, growing old sucks.


­Sarah Strange

Actor Byron Mann (L) and Mayko Nguyen attend the Opening Night Party at Liberty Grande during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vito Amati/WireImage)

Only good photo I got from the Eclipse.­

­found out about 1/23 that there was a meteor that hit the moon as the moon was in totality. Not as crazy as you might think, these things happen quite often.

At this point it seems that the sky maybe clear on Sunday.

Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am
Max View in Lawrenceville
Global Event:Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type:Total Lunar Eclipse, in Lawrenceville
Begins:Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm
Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 1.20 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48 am
Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes
Time Phase Direction Altitude
9:36 pmSun, Jan 20
Penumbral Eclipse beginsThe Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face. Map direction East96°


10:33 pmSun, Jan 20
Partial Eclipse beginsPartial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red. Map direction East-southeast106°


11:41 pmSun, Jan 20
Total Eclipse beginsTotal moon eclipse starts – completely red moon. Map direction Southeast129°


12:12 amMon, Jan 21
Maximum EclipseMoon is closest to the center of the shadow. Map direction South-southeast148°


12:43 amMon, Jan 21
Total Eclipse endsTotal moon eclipse ends. Map direction South174°


1:50 amMon, Jan 21
Partial Eclipse endsPartial moon eclipse ends. Map direction Southwest227°


2:48 amMon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse endsThe Earth’s penumbra ends. Map direction West-southwest248°


­Did some searching on the Internet to get the things I need to help with the Lunar Eclipse Photography I want to do this weekend.

Bought the BackyardNIKON software I looked at about a year ago. Used it once and was sold, it should do the job for the AstroPhotography I want to do.

I’ve also have already got the cable to enable me to control the scope with Starry Night, I’ve got version 7 and will stick with that now, but version 8 just was released and I think I’ll be upgrading soon. Brian is moved down to Lake City now and I expect to have a pier mount that I can use over there this summer and hopefully will be able to get some got photography done soon.

Things to do BEFORE Sunday Evening:

  • Charge ALL devices, cameras, GoPros,
  • Find Bahtinov Focusing mask
  • Install new ASCOM and EQASCOM, or update
  • Install Starry Night and License Key, update
  • Connect Mount via usb and Connect via EQASCOM
  • Use Starry Night to move mount and scope
  • Verify that PoleMaster is working, update if necessary
  • Verify possible tracking of Moon with mount.
  • VNC or RDP with iMac upstairs, or Windows machine in office

Things to do EARLY Sunday Evening:

  • Setup GoPro5 for timelapse of Moon during Eclipse (start 10:30pm)
  • Setup D700 for taking photos @ specific times during eclipse, merged.
  • Setup Telescope with laptop and get RDP connection going.

­Things to do DURING Eclipse Sunday Evening:

  • end timelapse @ 1:50am

A disgraced lawyer, now an ambulance chaser, gets a case that could bring him redemption or at least revenge on the firm which expelled him.
Creators: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Nina Arianda |

Rainy in the am, overcast all day long.

DevOps am, I figured out that the one bug I have has already been fixed, sometime around September in PL02. Good, one thing down. Now to work on the Win2016 crap with MDM.

The Clemson Tigers beat Alabama last night 44-16, hooRah.

Lunch today was mexican, quite good and very filling.

Left and went straight home today, didn’t get much done on the workbench project since I tried to jury-rig Brian’s dust collector and couldn’t get it attached good since it has a 4″ port and my saw has a 2.5″ one. I did get two of the 4 legs finished as far as the top dado for the long stretchers. I did outline the cuts on the other two, then outlined the second short stretcher on all 4 legs marking the material that needs to be removed. Still need to mark up the dados for the long and short stretchers on the bottom of the leg and do all the nibbling away.

Watched a new Netflix movie called Bird Box (with Sandra Bollock) about some odd beings/creatures/devils that make people crazy and they kill themselves, except if you are a horrible person/murderer.