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  2. As the title says I'm looking for a skywatcher autofocuser and the HitecAstro DC controller. If anyone has this stuff gathering dust somewhere please contact me. Thanks .
  3. You probably haven't set the tracking speed on the handset. Pressing "GUIDE" + "SLOW" together then either "GUIDE" "SLOW" or "FAST" gives you 1x, 4x or 8x slew rates. Pressing "GUIDE" + "FAST" then GUIDE, SLOW or FAST gives 32x, 64x or 800x slew rates.
  4. Hmm. I sense an antitrust initiative happening soon if this is true. Oh wait, already an antitrust initiative against Google happening for other reasons I won’t go into on astronomy forums..... A correction to an earlier post stating the cause for Google doing this was USA’s stance on the company - not USA’s stance, Google’s stance on the company. USA stance is definitely not synonymous with Google stance on a lot of things.
  5. Tele Vue Sol Searcher is adjustable. Dave
  6. Wiltshire AS speaker for June will be SGL's Owen Brazell talking about 'Observing Planetary Nebula', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 4th. All welcome. Peter
  7. Adjust it? you place on scope and align, small hole on front projects a dot on the rear screen, there’s no adjusting.
  8. One IDAS Type 4 52mm RGB Filters. Ex Demo Ex Demo filters, in excellent condition. 52mm versions. Set of three filters, each with 1x Borg Filter holder #7518 £250.00
  9. This might help you out a little bit but it's not that clear cut yet. Google support.
  10. There was a report recently that the camera's Moon Photo mode may not be all that is seems. Huawei claim that the phone's AI analyses the image and compares it to existing lunar photos and enhances the camera shot to match. Others who have tested the phone suggest that the AI replaces your photo with better images.
  11. I purchased a 127mak on the SupaTrak mount. It came without instructions but it seemed very simple to assemble (perhaps I missed something). I have since found some instructions online and I think I put it together correctly. I found when I plugged it all together and pressed a few buttons on the handset there was hardly any movement going on at all.....I assumed the mount must be faulty. the dealer giving excellent service shipped out a replacement head, and now I assume I must have done something wrong because I've got the exact same thing (nothing) with htis one. I am using the 8xAA batts so I didn't expect too much but I get nothing. I used brand new Duracell batteries. I can only assume I have done something wrong in assembly or I am doing something wrong to the handset......I am sure there must be owners on here who can put me right? Thanks so much for all the advice on here already! Regards dave
  12. Thanks vlaiv, you're already stretching my very limited tech knowledge. Cameras of any type I'm fine with, smartphones are quite another matter .
  13. Glamour shots... I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. The unions throughout are wonderfully rigid and tight, yet requiring little effort to set them into motion... I don't think that I'll ever extend the legs farther than that. I may even install stops, and as my larger wooden tripod had been originally equipped, but something a bit more effective than just screw-heads. I now have a can of Diet Coke® as my new prop; for perspective, a sense of scale. Just how small is the tripod? I am toying with the idea of a pier, but perhaps not quite 8"(20cm) in height as two of my other mounts possess; perhaps 6"(15cm) instead... Now to finalise the mount-head. I'm also waiting on a 5"(13cm) anodised-black dovetail-bar from China for this mount's telescope. I just can't and refuse to use this one... ...that from a modern Meade achromat.
  14. There's also the Geoptik Ocular Turret which is made of metal.
  15. I hope you're right Mark, in which case if I can afford to I may consider if I can get a P20 Pro while it's still available. Mind you, I'd have to be sure of its future usability, I couldn't afford to make a mistake.
  16. Hi Dave The current format takes the audience through what can be seen through the 4 seasons. Brief explanation as to why this changes, earth's orbit, location in Milky Way... I use a combination of stills and time lapse many with reference points to the northern Yorkshire Dales where I live. Also a dark skies and light pollution pitch. This is after a wider field vid showing the onset of darkness and stars coming out over our village (though it needs a better version). I then go onto the seasons finishing with the current at the date of the talk. Cheers. Paul
  17. The answer to your questions is 42. The point of my reply is that you don't learn anything if you simply ask someone else for the answer.
  18. As expected, most of yesterday was spent tidying the garden. The builder should at least now have a clear run at creating the new entrance for the barn conversion. And I have another pile of wood to chop up for the woodburner this winter. I did however manage to finish off the end flap so it fits properly, though it still lacks bolts to hold it closed. I think that should be fairly straightforward however, so I'll try to get that done this week. I also fitted shelves in the warm room cupboard, which means more things can be moved from the house. There's also a vague suggestion of some clear sky this week, in which case I'll have a first pass at polar aligning the mounts. James
  19. One Baader Narrowband CCD Filters 36mm unmounted Ha(7nm), OIII & SII. Ex Demo Ex-demo filterset. In excellent condition. Boxed with full manufacturers warranty. £309.00 £278.00 (saving £31.00)
  20. The exact phrasing of the question has been asked before. On here and googles Think its part of an online astronomy course?
  21. Just read that future models will possibly be shipped with custom android build missing certain google apps that will still be available to users by installing "Gapps" package separately. Not sure what all that means - I was under impression that android is open source and hence not something that you can put under restrictions. Also, I encourage people to look up Xiaomi phones as alternative. I've been using Mi A1 for some time now, and I'm very happy with it - it is part of Android One (as are upgraded models Mi A2 / Mi A2 lite)
  22. I think all the current range will still get security updates and access to the play store as this is already under license but I think any new models now released will have these restrictions.
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