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  2. The error I'm getting is [ERROR] Failed to open serial port: /dev/ttyusb1 I've checked and that is definitely the correct tty device. It's just not working
  3. Hi mcbras Subtract the back focus of the Atik from 60mm and that's the length of M42 spacer you need, with the focuser mid-range. Then try it during the day on a distant object. You'll need a fast exposure and maybe stop the objective down with a cardboard mask if it's too bright during the day. Then finetune on the moon and then use the Star Profile screen in PHD2 to set a star's HFD to minimum. Michael
  4. Yes, sorry, I should have done that: - GSO 10" Truss RC Moravian G2-8300 MkII Moravian EFW MkII FW Chroma LRGB Lodestar X2 Guide Camera with Celestron OAG iOptron 120EC Mount Don't be guided by all the nice kit, it's more of a matter with me of all the gear and no idea Well at least when it comes down to processing. Thanks for yours and teoria_del_big_bang kind comments.
  5. Whats the chance of seeing that on a 80mm? Pretty small I guess. Be better off with my cpc 1000 for that and a barlow when imaging.
  6. It's a bit mind blowing 2 billion light years I can't even imagine it.
  7. Has it made a noticeable improvement through the scope? Will you be using your scope for visual or astro imaging?
  8. Well I might buy a cheap smartphone adapter Mark, but I'm not going to go any deeper into the "dark side" than that !
  9. Hi Andrew, welcome to SGL, a great source of info and encouragement, the folks on here have helped me out numerous times when I have got a bit lost in the dark art of AP.
  10. thanks David, it wasnt great here mate, i could hardly see the faint proms. charl.
  11. thanks Dave, goodluck mate. charl.
  12. Very (Very) nice image Steve
  13. That’s a great M51! You have quite an array of kit listed in your signature, would it be possible to list which scope and camera you used for this capture? Thanks
  14. Very nice pics John - though slippery slope for a dedicated visual astronomer
  15. Yes should have been clearer it's the Star Patch folk done the Meade, still no reason Celestron can't manage similar I'd have thought. Dave
  16. Not exactly clear skies Stu, pretty murky and windy, looking clearer now and the wind's dropped of course Dave
  17. Let's be clear, neither Meade nor Celestron have found a fix, it's a dedicated team of "amateurs " who are offering it for Meade mounts. Michael
  18. Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  19. Hi Andrew, welcome from another newcomer.
  20. They’re great John. I do like a coloured moon & love the subtle colours.
  21. Glad you got some clear skies Dave. My inner Alan Whicker voice is much better than when I try it out loud!
  22. pbc

    Skywatcher eq6

    Thank you Anne. Have DM'd you.
  23. Did you mean star clusters? Most globulars are not much bigger than most planetary nebula and as such need around 200x or higher to resolve.
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  25. RiponJas

    Just saying Hi !

    Hello there and welcome
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