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RogerTheDodger

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  1. sharpcap 2.9 polar align

    I tried the Polar Alignment a couple of nights ago and all I can say is WOW! I was starting from no alignment at all so I had to run through a few iterations and also go back to my old QHY5 as my Starlight Express Loadstar isn't supported... but once done I did a 6 min unguided shot just fine... I've never had my PA that good before
  2. What a brilliant design! Might have to borrow that once my Mrs gives me permission to build one
  3. Target catalogue for deep sky imaging

    Glad to be of help
  4. Target catalogue for deep sky imaging

    Not a book, but have you looked at https://dso-browser.com/
  5. Heh, I had the same Nicely done Gordon, looking forward to seeing more.
  6. Sorry Sean, they are 1.12" filters. I think I'm going to withdraw this from sale, I seem to be getting back into imaging and I think I'd regret selling it. Mods, can you move this post please?
  7. Orion Nebula

    Wow, simply lovely.....
  8. The Bubble Nebula - NGC 7635 - in Hubble Palette

    That's a beautiful image Steve, love the colours. roj
  9. Arduino Ascom focuser Mark2

    Just updated my original Mk1 AAF2 to the new code and it is working a treat - thanks Dave
  10. Hi All, after not using the above for the last two years, I have decided to go back to OSC with a DSLR. All bought from FLO about 3 years ago, and hardly used apart from initial setting up and testing before I moved house, so I would say VGC. I can put up pics at the weekend. The 314 has been on the EFW2 since purchase so I don't have the boxes for either of them, but I do have all the filter boxes - the filters have always been in the EFW2. The OAG is this one from FLO https://www.firstlightoptics.com/off-axis-guiders-oag/off-axis-guider.html but I have modified it slightly to achieve focus with a Lodestar I have (not for sale). Not looking to split unless I get separate offers for everything Looking for an offer around £1500 for the lot. I'm based in East Yorkshire and may deliver COD for fuel money depending on how far you are. Thanks roj
  11. Star discovery wooden pier** Pics added**

    I'm sure it'll work fine. Here is my current pier, been using this for 3 years and the brick part came with me when I moved here, and was in use for about 3 years before that... never had a problem with it. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/240475-pier-built-from-bricks/?page=3#comment-2616285
  12. Best Dlsr or CCD or Webcam

    Gerry, what scope and mount are you using?
  13. Is it time to kill the "Rat Box" myth

    The main reason people end up with a rat box is to loosen the nut underneath so they can rotate the mount for PA on the cheaper mounts.
  14. Is it time to kill the "Rat Box" myth

    I will agree that the height of those bolts was ridiculous and unnecessary though
  15. Is it time to kill the "Rat Box" myth

    Considering I actually lift the mount and it's plate off after every session (it sits in the edge of a shrubbery, so I have to bring it in for weather protection) I thought my problems were due to my pier compromise, but most of it was poor PA, even though I thought it was good, general backlash in the mount and PE. Having said that, I don't always get 30 min subs, but I'd take any bet that says it's my peir to blame.
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