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SplintUK

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  1. I was selling as I’ve shifted to an Astroberry setup. But it’s sold now sorry.
  2. 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 couple of extra inches to make up for the lack of diagonal. Looking for £60 + £10 Shipping for the pair
  3. 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 camera for Skype. It is has ASCOM drivers as well as Windows drivers (not Mac or Linux though). I'm only selling it as I've moved to a Raspberry Pi based system. It comes in it's own little Tin with custom foam cut-outs to keep nice and tidy. The Tin has a couple of little dents here and there but nothing major. you can see what it can do here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lFbBVGQreY I'm looking for £150 +£10 shipping
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Anyone got any ideas on the launch date? Are we talking weeks or months?
  10. Can it collimate a hyperstar configuration? Anyone tried putting the "focuser" mirror on the back of the HyperStar lens?
  11. Just saw this in an email http://m.gooutdoors.co.uk/vango-turini-200-touring-tent-p290272 A tent with a built in motorcycle garage - I was interested as a biker but then thought - you could easily get a decent mount and scope in there. £175 Thought I'd share in case anyone is thinking it might be handy for a star party.
  12. Yes. If you want photoshop, don't want to 'steal' it, and don't fancy paying £500 upwards up front, then yes it's worth it. Plus with renting it you can have it on multiple (2 I think) computers (mac and pc) for the same cost, and it you get the updated versions included. It is, of course up to everyone to make their own value decisions, but since I do subscribe myself, I must think its worth it.
  13. They're offering it again. https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom?trackingid=KKLQK
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