Re: Two Solstice Transits
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Mac computers still support firewire but it takes a couple of adapters to connect through the thunderbolt (USB C) port. PCs didn’t support power through the firewire bus which made it particularly difficult to run firewire cameras, I think. Biggest challenge is to find software to operate and process the streaming data… and Apple abandoned support for its Quicktime video protocol. So I am using a couple of Macs with older operating systems and running a wonderful Mac program called AstroIIDC which unfortunately is no longer available.
My Macs, cameras, software, hardware and telescopes are all vintage at this point. Fortunately I am still a spring chicken. I will have to find a youngster someday soon who can teach me how to use a PC.