Thanks for kicking the beast back to life, my friend.
Count me in - as an interested observer and participant.
Was wondering if anyone got the senselink sw to run. It was a bit buggy for me and I off-loaded it.
My desire is still to hook up something to my EX125pe and just let it run all night while I sleep. Them in the morning (or every few days even), I
can review the downloads and see if anything interesting shows up.
Ideally, if several of us (or better yet, a cast of thousands) are all doing it, we're bound to eventually grab something other than a 747 or a flock
of seagulls cruising through.
My scenario would be to try and automate the routines as much as possible. The problem we have run into and will again, is that everyone is busy, has
work, family, etc., so if it becomes a burden, especially if a drudgery of sifting through hours of black sky all the time - interest will wane and
enthusiasm for the project will evaporate - again.
I'd like to be able to run the scope and sw, linked to my home server, then purge the files upon review to keep storage resources manageable, saving
only the anomalies and their marginal brethren to share with y'all. The best case scenario would be perhaps a few hours per week of actual hands-on
attendance, the rest to be reasonably automated.
The sky is there every night - but we need our sleep (etc.), and I would go nuts trying to ogle it all. But lots of eyes, from all over the world,
captured on film (including some IR, etc.), then shared among fellow enthusiast periodically - now that's something I can get my arms around!
p.s. Been a member of the ATS SETI team for a while now, and an individual participant for many years before that. Intriguing perhaps - but you
never really hear about any decent results, and it's just not the same as monitoring your own piece of sky hoping a diamond sails into view. it's
like reading about some lucky schmuck finding treasure - or actually stumbling upon the gold yourself - quite a different feeling I'd say...
Thanks for the revival - let's get this off the ground THIS YEAR!