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  1. I use mine with a EOS60Da on the back with no problem. I use an Astroberry (free mod for Raspberry Pi which is really all the ASIAIR is too) which runs the mount (HEQ5), camera, EAF , GPS, plate solving, autoguiding, polar alignment and camera sequencing, and pretty much everything else using KSTARS and INDI. It even lets me hook in with SkySafari on my phone over the wifi, which is nice. All works really well.
  2. I use Nebulosity on Mac for registration and stacking, then Affinity for processing. Have you found a way around the problem of using Affinity Photo with GradientXterminator where it asks for email and license every time you use gradientXterminator. I have the full license but it prompts every time.
  3. I built my adapter as per instructions but alas it just isn't powerful enough for my EOS 760D - I guess its the 1A part that is letting it down as the voltage is perfect. I'll try it on some of my other cameras when I get the chance...
  4. I was selling as I’ve shifted to an Astroberry setup. But it’s sold now sorry.
  5. The SynGuider is a standalone auto guider. This one has been firmware updated to 1.1 Santa sold this as either SW Synguider or Celestron NexGuide so after the upgrade it shows as Nexguide v1.1 but that's normal, and it works just fine. It comes with the HitecAstro Synguider Power Supply which allows you to power it from a 12v lighter socket - they sell for £25 on FLO. It also has the original battery pack to allow you to power it from 4 D size batteries if you prefer. It has a the handset controller, autoguide cable and a nosepiece extension tube to allow prime focus if your scope needs a coup
  6. Orion StarShoot All-In-One Astronomy Camera in mint condition with all components and bits. It's an entry level one shot colour camera for both planetary and deep sky, as well as being an Autoguider camera and having an 8mm lens so it can be used as a digital wide field finderscope. It has an extension and parfocalising ring if you are using it as a camera or guider, and a set of tube rings with standard finder foot for use in standard finder shoe to use as a finder or piggy back. The finder bracket has a standard tried thread for piggy backing or a tripod. You can even use it as a camer
  7. I've started using the rather good Astroberry on my Pi 3B and I'm using the SW USB dongle which replaces the handset and acts as EQMod. Works fine on my HEQ5. All uses INDI and Kstars / Ekos to bring it all together but was actually pretty straight forward, and no Python coding skills needed The Astroberry even acts as a wifi module for your gear and lets SkySafari connect to it and control everything from your phone / tablet.
  8. The item is now sold, but to answer the question, Starsense is completely standalone, it effectively just replaces your SynScan handset with a new Starsense one and puts a StarSense camera on your scope to do the automatic plate alignment. you can see it at FLO here https://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-mounts/celestron-starsense-accessory-for-sky-watcher-mounts.html
  9. And now I have it working with SkySafari on my phone and iPad too. I was thinking about spending £300 on a SkiFi 3 last week until I tried Astroberry, now I can just use my Astroberry, awesome. Am I starting to sound too much like a fanboy now...
  10. As new condition in box with all documentation. Bought from FLO a couple of years ago but only used a handful of times due to my house move. I’ve updated it to the latest Firmware on both handset and camera, and tested it works fine with my HEQ5 mount. This is the later USB StarSense handset. I’m looking for £200 and will include tracked delivery to the UK in the price.
  11. I downloaded Astroberry for the first time this week onto my old RPi 3 that was sat in a drawer. In no time I had it talking to my HEQ5 and Canon DSLRs. I bought a £5 real-time clock on amazon and had that up and running in 10 mins and today my £20 usb gps dongle came and I had that up and running with GPSD in in about 10 mins too. (Last step too 5 mins to work out, remembering to add the GPSD to the indi server config on the left before connecting to the Pi) Im really impressed with astroberry so far. the GPS dongle Is at https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07LBWF1P7
  12. Anyone got any ideas on the launch date? Are we talking weeks or months?
  13. Can it collimate a hyperstar configuration? Anyone tried putting the "focuser" mirror on the back of the HyperStar lens?
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