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  1. Sp@ce_d

    Live rocket launch

    Just... Wow!!
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    Live rocket launch

    Gosh, when I think back to watching Apollo as a kid this is amazingly clear coverage & in colour
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    D7200 - Pixinsight binning

    Thinking about it. If you also have flats, darks etc. You’ll have to manually load them as such by selecting the relevant file type as PI would normally try & read this in the fits header if it were a .fit file. The .xisf is default file type output for PI now. But can be changed to what you want. Ie I still save mine as .fits.
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    D7200 - Pixinsight binning

    I’ve not used PI with dslr raws but that naming convention means it’s a light frame binned at 1 ie no binning. Kind of what I would expect as my ccd files are the same. If they were darks it would say dark, bias flat etc. Have you tried running the batch process to see if it works?
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    Live rocket launch

    and it's off the launchpad...
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    Live rocket launch

    2 mins...
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    Live rocket launch

    Well I found it informative.. didn't realise it was the last one launched from the west coast either.. thanks..
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    Once bitten twice shy

    Yours does sounds as if its tighter than usual then. I havn't been at the point of extreme force to adjust my NEQ6 or HEQ5 & I wouldn't force them either. The other reason we have "put up" with them is the fact there wasn't anything else available at this price point that does the job as well as they do.. certainly not for AP. Next one up is the EQ8 which is fine in this regard.. after that its 5k Plus really.
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    Once bitten twice shy

    It is sad to see yet another thread on this age old bendy bolts issue. I refrained from changing out to harder bolts on any of my mounts as I’ve seen too many stripped thread & even cracked mount “Threads” on here. As said before if you want to adjust fully loaded then loosen off both bolts and grab the shaft & scope & ease to general position. Then adjusting both bolts at same time tweak gently. It is a good idea to loosen the bolts right off, grab the unloaded head & move up & down to make sure it feels smooth & you have no binding elsewhere first of all. At my altitude the lower bolt is up against the polar scope so a right finger jamming pain. Also the top bolt can jam against the counter weight lock screws if they are in the centre & not checked for clearance as the arm swings past!
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    Quadruplet - Flat Field

    The too close or too far away example half way down in this post is always a good reference..
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    Live rocket launch

    Its still a buzz to watch.. not as grand as the Saturn V when I was a kid but I never get tired of thinking what went behind it for those few minutes into space.. enjoyed that.. thx..
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    Live rocket launch

    Haha.. the wife just came in & said.. "oh got my wrong specs on.. just pause it"....
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    Live rocket launch

    .. 3rd Hendricks & Tonic here..
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    Live rocket launch

    See if they get past T minus 4 this time
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    ..Crikey.. Nice one!

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