Saturday, June 22, 2013

sat time lapse part 2

Attended the Members Only event at the DDO. Parked on the far side of the lot. Dietmar was already here. Steve too. A few others. Left my lights on until Stu mentioned it.

A gaggle of people were on the steps. I didn't feel chatty. Nothing in common.

Found Dietmar in the lecture room setting up. I helped him with the projector and laptop configuration. As he began to assemble the Konova slider, he discovered he had put it together wrong, after cleaning. We needed Metric Allan keys. Unfortunately, I had to ask Rajesh for help. He returned with Imperial sizes. Gah. Dietmar was very upset. There was no way to remount the endpieces on the rail. I got an idea. I hacked the mount on the belt. It wasn't perfect but it worked. He thanked me profusely.

I really enjoyed Dietmar's talk. He backed up everything Steve had talked about. And showed us how to take it to the next level. While still humble about the whole thing. Very inspiring. He talked about HDR too.

Dietmar handed me a USB key. I promised to put the presentation online.

Afterwards, chatted briefly with Alan about his solar filter project. The rings he's making are very sturdy. I asked if he might do a presentation. Not sure if he liked that idea or not.

Headed out with friends for a pleasant finish to the evening.

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