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Re: Laptops in the field (was Re: (IAAC) Re: Uranometria)



There are any number of programs that have this feature. The freeware 
Cartes de Ciel, as well as the commercial Skycharts are 2 others that 
I am familiar with. Also, for those of us who use Macs, there is a 
small freeware program called "Red" which will do the same thing no 
matter what program is running. It's available at:
http://members.aol.com/Ultima2K/
>Hi,
>
>You can do the same with Starry Night Pro.
>
>pj
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mark Wilson" <mwilson@strato.net>
>To: <netastrocatalog-announce@atmob.org>
>Sent: 28 September 2001 02:13
>Subject: Re: Laptops in the field (was Re: (IAAC) Re: Uranometria)
>
>
>>  I use a laptop in the field with several programs.  I know at least one of
>>  ***** them can turn the entire pc screen red to cut down on brightness.
>>  Without ****** looking, I believe that one is skymap pro 7.
>>
>>  Mark
>>
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>  From: Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky <jgortatows@aol.com>
>>  To: <netastrocatalog-announce@atmob.org>
>>  Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:15 PM
>>  Subject: Laptops in the field (was Re: (IAAC) Re: Uranometria)
>>
>>  > > I must admit, however, that I've never attempted to use a PC in the
>>  > > field.  It seems to me that the amount of light emitted by the
>>  > > screen - even in red-mode - would preclude full dark adaptation.
>>  > > I'd certainly be interested in hearing about anyone's experiences[...]
>>  > >
>>  > > Clear skies,
>>  > > Don
>>  >
>>  > Hi Don!
>>  >
>>  > I place several layers of rubylith over the screen. I don't think my dark
>>  > adaptation is hurt anymore than by a red flashlight of sufficient
>>  > brillianceto illuminate your chart. But you may be right. I have not done
>>  > an 'experiment'.
>>  >
>>  > My laptop will run on it's own battery for at least 2 hours (4 if I take
>>  > out the CD and buy a 2nd internal battery). I also use a heavy 34amp/hr
>>  > "jumpstart" like device with a small built-in inverter ($79). It'll go all
>>  > night and recharge from the truck or an AC outlet. Or I can run it
>>  > literally for nights at a time on a heavy deep cycle and the inverter.
>>  > I have such a beast as well for multi-night star parties. I use a soft
>>  > sided cooler that acts as a case for it as well as all cables and inverter
>>  >   [...]
>>  > Clear, dark, and quiet skies,
>>  > Jeff
>
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