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StevieDvd

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  1. I have the RTC90 and bought an extra plate for it. One is for the AM5 and another for the Dwarf/Seestar/Solarquest.  When I needed to add the option for my heavy Alt/Az Sabre mount I used the bowl instead of buying another plate and it works well.

    The Sabre sits on a Geoptik EQ6/5 adapter and the bowl is under that, all tightens up nicely and makes the RTC90 a plug & play tripod for me.

     

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  2. Possibly a reason for moving on from the Evolution mount is the desire to use EQ mode.  I sold my Evolution setup as I was down-sizing to a refractor/AM5 setup.  The 8" HD scope sold first and the mount went to a friend who later sold it but said that was a regret.  Mine also used the Celestron Starsense Camera so setup was easy and allowed the use of astro apps, I don't like handsets so  much. It's better than the Nexstar SE mounts (imo).

     

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  3. I'm just trying to let new buyers know what they should be getting now and not an older model (if one was on sale). It was the new AM5 that piqued my interest on the differences on the AM3 - as an AM5 owner I'd not looked at the AM3 in any detail.  

    Hopefully, all AM3 sold now will have the same features (just lacking the AM5N power point relocation).

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  4. 52 minutes ago, Elp said:

    Am3 or 5? My 3 already has bluetooth and it's not a new release.

    I'm not saying there is a new version just released. So you have the 3rd iteration based on the images I've seen. Have a look at the images on FLO (and elsewhere), particularly the ones from ZWO and you can find it with/without the AZ levers and with/without Bluetooth. Of course it could mean that the images predate the first launched AM3 and only the 3rd iteration is being sold.

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  5. Interesting to note some of the changes made to the AM3:

    • New Bluetooth button
    • Improved Azimuth (no locking levers)
    • Alt scale

    From pictures I've seen that makes the 3rd iteration of the AM3, perhaps the next will get the power port changes on the new AM5.

    If I am correct the first had Az locking levers, the second lost the locking levers and the third added the Bluetooth button. So anyone looking to buy the AM3 should check the for the Bluetooth button.

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  6. Interesting to note that some of these changes had already been made to the AM3:

    • New Bluetooth button
    • Improved Azimuth (no locking levers)
    • Alt scale

    From pictures I've seen that makes the 3rd iteration of the AM3 perhaps the next will get the power port changes.

    If I am correct the first had Az locking levers, the second lost the locking levers and the third added the Bluetooth button. So anyone looking to buy the AM3 should check the for the Bluetooth button.

    And f course why would anyone not go for the latest AM5 model unless older version was discounted.

     

  7. Just now, TiffsAndAstro said:

    So if my scope pc has win pro I can connect to it from my win10home desktop?

    Yes, you need to enable the server feature. I have used this extensively at work before I retired and use a Win 11 laptop to connect to a Win 11 Pro server for home as well.

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  8. 1 minute ago, Stuart1971 said:

    Are you sure you need windows  pro, for RD, I think it’s just hidden isnt it…?

    Any windows version can use the MS Remote Desktop Connection (the client) but only Windows Pro can run the MS Remote Server (the server). Though you can install other server software and clients.

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  9. 22 minutes ago, ollypenrice said:

    What would you say to someone who asserted that only piers painted red could provide perfect polar alignment?

    Olly

    That would be rediculous.

    People (possibly Peter Piper) prefer purple painted piers providing perfect procedural polar alignment.

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  10. Yes I just updated my Android to check, I get 1.20.0 direct from ZWO as a download and he same from PlayStore.  My IOS is 1.20.1 

    All a bit moot what with the weather at present and me be 'under the weather'  would not be in a position to do much anyway.

     

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  11. I thought the latest version of the app was 1.20.1 released 3 days ago as a fix to the 1.20.0 issues.

    FYI

    You can see the app details by tapping the 'me' icon at the bottom right of the app, then the settings (cog) at the top right of the screen and choosing the 'About' option on the next screen.  The 'What's Fresh' option shows the changes made in the updates. 

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