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What happened to the GLP Telescope?

 
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What happened to the GLP Telescope?
I remember a while ago people donated thousands of dollars to this thing and eventually I think trinity got it up and running but now I can't find the link to it and I haven't really heard much news on it lately. Can anyone be of some help? thanks
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It's in my pants.
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Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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It's in my pants.
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let's see it.
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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Thanks. I was very interested in the idea with all the "elenin" talk going on a while back. Of course it came and went but I thought it would still be very cool for everyone to make use of it for star gazing or whatever regardless. Just got very confused and then mad when I stopped hearing about it because I know people really donated a large amount of money to it. Trinity, it you're watching, I think people would really appreciate some news or updates on the scope from time to time.
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Yup they're workin on it. You have to understand there are not a lot of observatories like this. There is a shit load of stuff that needs to be done. And it will take some time.
They had the solar scopes up for a while and those worked pretty well.

From the GLP scope. Taken by me.
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They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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Thanks. I was very interested in the idea with all the "elenin" talk going on a while back. Of course it came and went but I thought it would still be very cool for everyone to make use of it for star gazing or whatever regardless. Just got very confused and then mad when I stopped hearing about it because I know people really donated a large amount of money to it. Trinity, it you're watching, I think people would really appreciate some news or updates on the scope from time to time.
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No not really.. I think the donations were up to about $6,000. $6,000 out of the $250,000 it cost isint really that much.
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

I'd like to go quietly in my sleep, like grandpa did. Not screaming in terror like the people in the back seat of the car he was driving.

You should have nailed it to a tree and made it feel like Jesus. - Brief
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Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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They shut down the sky? FUUUCK!
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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Thanks. I was very interested in the idea with all the "elenin" talk going on a while back. Of course it came and went but I thought it would still be very cool for everyone to make use of it for star gazing or whatever regardless. Just got very confused and then mad when I stopped hearing about it because I know people really donated a large amount of money to it. Trinity, it you're watching, I think people would really appreciate some news or updates on the scope from time to time.
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No not really.. I think the donations were up to about $6,000. $6,000 out of the $250,000 it cost isint really that much.
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I seem to remember a much larger number... Besides, if he was asking for 250,000 and decided to stop donations at 6,000, while having still purchased the scope and constructed a tower for it and everything, well, that's kinda fishy.... Might as well have not asked for donations in the first place.
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
it's in re-coding mode at the moment..

we're working on the voice chat module for the software

I expect to have it back online by the end of the year with the new software

Sorry it's down right now but we have the code torn apart working on the new version...

It takes a lot of time and effort to do this...

It's not like this is some off the shelf plug and play adventure here..

no worries though guys

we're on it
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Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

I'd like to go quietly in my sleep, like grandpa did. Not screaming in terror like the people in the back seat of the car he was driving.

You should have nailed it to a tree and made it feel like Jesus. - Brief
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it's in re-coding mode at the moment..

we're working on the voice chat module for the software

I expect to have it back online by the end of the year with the new software

Sorry it's down right now but we have the code torn apart working on the new version...

It takes a lot of time and effort to do this...

It's not like this is some off the shelf plug and play adventure here..

no worries though guys

we're on it
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Cool, thanks :) Was getting worried for a second.
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Yup they're workin on it. You have to understand there are not a lot of observatories like this. There is a shit load of stuff that needs to be done. And it will take some time.
They had the solar scopes up for a while and those worked pretty well.

From the GLP scope. Taken by me.
maraxsun
sunspot1
sunspot2
solar1528
solar2528
solar3528
 Quoting: Marax


those are awesome bro

thanks so much for helping with the scopes
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


No problem! I'll be here waiting with baited breath when they come back up for testing!!!
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

I'd like to go quietly in my sleep, like grandpa did. Not screaming in terror like the people in the back seat of the car he was driving.

You should have nailed it to a tree and made it feel like Jesus. - Brief
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected (even itelescope's Siding Spring observatory is no exception, it's many months over-due and still being constructed). It's not a "scam" it's quite real, I've been there myself a number of times, and it has been made available for use online a number of times as well. My understanding is that they're currently working on getting the main telescope up and running online, which is an enormous undertaking considering the goals of the project (to make it both user friendly and fully controllable).
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yea the 20" is a whole nother beast as you well know...

coding the final version of the drivers for that is going to be the last thing we do but I also hope to have that done by the end of the year along with the new front end software

there isn't much support out there for the 20" maxmount as far as drivers go so it's going to take some additional work to get that perfected

though we do have it moving around with our own beta driver right now... e,w,n,s

so that's a good sign

thanks a lot for coming to the observatory in person astro and helping with all the scope setups + teaching us newbs how to do it right :)

you're the man!

/me very grateful for your expert assistance
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No problem man, those trips up there were great. Yeah, the maxmount support is frankly abysmal considering the cost of the thing. I'm looking forward to seeing the new software with voice chat incorporated. That's really exciting, it should make for some awesome online star parties and shows.
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I have seen it up and working in the past. It is an awesome instrament to have online. Thanks, Trin et al!
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Re: What happened to the GLP Telescope?
Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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They shut down the sky? FUUUCK!
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Don't listen to these people. They'll keep telling you its some technical problem forever and ever. But what they don't realize is that nothing is wrong with their telescope, something is wrong with the sky, i.e., its a hologram. Sigh.
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Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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They shut down the sky? FUUUCK!
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Don't listen to these people. They'll keep telling you its some technical problem forever and ever. But what they don't realize is that nothing is wrong with their telescope, something is wrong with the sky, i.e., its a hologram. Sigh.
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another dokim jong
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Using the telescope, people eventually started to get wind the sky is just one big hologram anyway, so it needed to be shut down.
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They shut down the sky? FUUUCK!
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Don't listen to these people. They'll keep telling you its some technical problem forever and ever. But what they don't realize is that nothing is wrong with their telescope, something is wrong with the sky, i.e., its a hologram. Sigh.
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another dokim jong
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Yeah, I'm calling out Trinity and Astromut. Prove me wrong. Prove me wrong.
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They shut down the sky? FUUUCK!
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Don't listen to these people. They'll keep telling you its some technical problem forever and ever. But what they don't realize is that nothing is wrong with their telescope, something is wrong with the sky, i.e., its a hologram. Sigh.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5271623


another dokim jong
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Yeah, I'm calling out Trinity and Astromut. Prove me wrong. Prove me wrong.
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Just wait until it is back online like they said it would. That is all.
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Hahahahahahahha. That looks like one of those $20 telescopes you buy form Toys R Us. LMAO
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thanks a lot for coming to the observatory in person astro and helping with all the scope setups + teaching us newbs how to do it right :)

you're the man!

/me very grateful for your expert assistance
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No problem man, those trips up there were great. Yeah, the maxmount support is frankly abysmal considering the cost of the thing. I'm looking forward to seeing the new software with voice chat incorporated. That's really exciting, it should make for some awesome online star parties and shows.
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They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected...
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Sorry, but can you guys hurry up just a bit, the world ends in six weeks, and I was hoping to catch a glimpse of it.



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Don't listen to these people. They'll keep telling you its some technical problem forever and ever. But what they don't realize is that nothing is wrong with their telescope, something is wrong with the sky, i.e., its a hologram. Sigh.
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another dokim jong
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Yeah, I'm calling out Trinity and Astromut. Prove me wrong. Prove me wrong.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5271623


Just wait until it is back online like they said it would. That is all.
 Quoting: #Geomagnetic_Storm#


I won't hold my breath. Worked on many technical projects for a major corporations, and what I learned is that when a project goes wrong and is delayed, its not really because the workers on the project are mistaken or misjudged timelines, but the FUNDAMENTAL and basic assumptions they were making was wrong. This happens everytime.

I doubt this project will turn out any different. You'll be holding your breath until your blue in the face.
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They're working on it. Be patient. These things usually take longer than initially expected...
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Sorry, but can you guys hurry up just a bit, the world ends in six weeks, and I was hoping to catch a glimpse of it.

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Hah. This isn't like fake global warming where paid scientists can bluff their way through Congress.

This is real physics and shit. Can't fake it with the GLP crowd.

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