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Kevdan

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About Kevdan

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  1. Once again thank you, I didn't realise id got so much stuff, I even found a QHY8 camera that I remember buying, It's never been used. 2 yr old hope it still works Lol. the Neq6 still works fine, and to see Venus and Jupiter again the other night was inspiring once more, pity I've missed the best of the dark winter nights and my favourite Nebula in Orion, only because it was the first I ever captured ok with my old QHY5, But once more Thanks guys and girls. Kev
  2. Hi all. I've not been on for a couple of years. Lost my wifeto cancer and lost interest in almost everything. But had the scope out the other night. And enjoyed getting to grips with it. TThere's so much I have to re learn. So onwards and upwards.
  3. I still enjoyed my first night viewing for a long time and had some cracking views of Jupiter and the Moon. even M42 and M45 wasn't washed out too much.
  4. The time was what I put in this morning while trying to figure it out. Thanks guys for your help, I knew it must have been me and not the machine. Damn you technology Lol
  5. that might be it then, I knew it must have been me doing something wrong. Just tried it and yes that's better. I'm a bit like Einsteins Fish this morning Lol. Thanks. Kev.
  6. Sorry that should be 002'06'W that was on the forum only.
  7. Hi guys, Last night was the first night out with my scope in about 9 months, I lost interest in everything after losing my wife in 2012. I set everything up as normal, Date, time, position etc, however when it come to aligning the mount with 1,2 or 3 star alignment, the mount wasn't pointed anywhere near the object required, Using the keypad I moved the mount to the required star to get the message "Warning 45' out" Can anyone help. Settings are as follows location 002'06'W 52'31'N time zone +00:00 date 12/01/2014 time 11:32:00 am daylight saving Yes Polaris HA=12:33 Clock =11:43 I have just set up the mount in the house and done everything again and using stellarium to roughly judge star position it's still doing the same. Thanks in advance Kev.
  8. Hi All, I am about to have my obsy built, just need to know which castors any of you have used, I have seen lots and lots of them, I think the rubber wheeled ones would be better and they can carry up to 40kg each, I will need about 8 per side on my obsy making 16 in total and a total weight of 640kg, is this overkill? I know the roof isnt going to weight that much but I bet its going to be up to close on 200kg. Thanks in advance Kev.
  9. Thanks guys, I worked it out by setting tripod up and measuring that, It will be for mainly imaging and less so for visual, I have a 250pds Reflector so the top of the scope in the home position its quite high about 6' when the tripod is at its minimum height which is 27" from floor to base of NEQ6. It will be going into a 16x10 observatory which I (well the builders) have already started work on. Thanks again guys.
  10. Hi all, Just a quick one, How high should a telescope pier be, I can have one made at work using some 8" dia shedule 40 steel gas pipe and a couple of flanges drilled and tapped to make the sub concrete fixings and the pier top adapter but how high should it be ? Thanks, Kev.
  11. Hi all, I am on my first night out with my new QHY8L but ccd cap software keeps shouting out of memory error, can anyone shed any light on this, Im not even taking any subs yet, just previewing. Kev.
  12. Thanks, replied to you rmessage without reading this, I'll send Lamb an email and see what reply I get back. I hope this doesnt put anyone else off using alexanders this isnt my intention but I do think they are letting themselves down a bit and lets face it this is a small environment wher people will take note. Kev.
  13. Hi all, not been on for a while, but can anyone suggest another comapny that makes a similar obsy to alexanders, I have been trying to contact them for over two weeks to order an obsy but getting no reply from phone or email and am now thinking that if thats the customer seervice then is it worth ordering from them. So if anyone knows of any other companies please let me know. Kev.
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