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Spikey

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Spikey last won the day on June 12 2012

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  1. Could be this one, but read carefully about the Windows 10 issue http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=225&pcid=41
  2. Probably needs the prolific drivers then.
  3. Depends on the cable type? What cable and mount is it?
  4. The USB to serial drivers are installed yes?
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    M1 test picture

    In the past I have taken specific fast subs just for the stars; as in 30 seconds fast. I've then combined that set for smaller stars with longer star subs for the colour.
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    Easy PCBs

    This method also works if you've got any old photograph paper lying around as well.
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    Star Adventurer, Ordered!

    I'm looking forward to your review
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    Star Adventurer, Ordered!

    I've been considering doing exactly the same for a while myself Chris. LP and work/life has finally ruined my own back garden for any serious imaging. A nice lightweight/portable setup that isn't a massive expense would be the way to go. I still need to do some further research on what to put on the platform, although I do have an astro modded Canon 1000D somewhere
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    Auto focusser or Bhatinov mask?

    I've used both and ended up going back to using a bog standard Bhatinov mask. Getting the focus to shift slightly (even with par focal filters) and adjust for temperature was too much of a pain for what I gained. I ended up using the motor focuser with constant sub preview downloads to adjust the focuser with the mask on from indoors. When happy I used to pop outside, remove the mask (most of the time) and set the sequence off.
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    Stargazers lounge or Photographer’s Lounge

    Some of us observe and image and I'm not very good at either of them
  11. I've changed the thread title to reflect the subject being discussed.
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    A big thank you

    I'm going to add my thanks for yet another wonderfully organised event. Knowing what go's on behind the scenes it's quite a chunk of work that needs to be done, many months in advance; so a big thank you to those individuals @Grant @Steve @daz @Stu What would have done without the marquee !!! Huge thank you to @FLO for dipping into their own purse for something that is not a trivial amount of money and literally saved the day. I, for one would not mind in the slightest paying extra to have that facility every year; it really brought us all together. Oh, my nose has only just recovered from the comet sniffing experience @Helen
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    180 Mak Focuser

    From memory you also need an adaptor to mate the focuser to the back of the Mak as the threads are different. Yours is the gold coloured 180 Mak isn't it? Measure the rear thread after it's been stripped down and if it's 45.4mm you need one of these I think; https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/lynxastro_makcas-sct_adptr.html Definitely ask FLO as well though as I'm not 100% certain.
  14. They did have a little, tiny bit of help on the quiz but answered a lot themselves. Really pleased they enjoyed it, shame about the weather but it will be clear next year !
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    SGL 2018 Photo Competition

    Quite flooded now
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