Our local team in Finland discovered a new supernova in PGC 14286. The intial discovery was made by Mikko Päivinen (Rajamäki, Finland) on 26.12.2008 and I confirmed the discovery next evening by taking several unfiltered exposures of the target. After some checking and rechecking Arto Oksanen from Jyväskylän Sirius reported our discovery to IAU as a possible supernova. After some long hours of waiting, I received an email from Arto that IAU (CBET 1635) had confirmed our discovery and gave it a designation SN2008im. Bravo and thank you Mikko and Arto!
A broken display adapter was a reason for my troubles with the computer. After changing the adapter, everything (or almost) started to work. I continued having troubles with Cloud Sensor Graphics software though but after removing and reinstalling it (to another directory), solved my problems.
I seriously need to consider a backup plan because it takes a lot of time to rebuild everything!
I wish you
A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!
Another setback for SRO. After installing latest XP updates and reboot, my computer screen went totally black. No BIOS or boot information, nothing. It kept running though and were even able to update the weather graphics. My diagnose is that the video card is broken. The only problem is that it’s very hard to buy old technology today and in worst case I have to buy a new computer.
I took the PC offline, so there is no weather station data/graphics available until the issue is solved. Observatory webcam is also offline.