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About JohnC64

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  1. Hi Oli - Welcome to SGL
  2. Hi All, I have this Starlight Express Costar Guide camera for Sale for £85 (Includes postage to UK Mainland). It comes complete with cables, Original Disk and carry case. Also include is an adapter for connecting the camera to a Skywatcher Right Angled Finder scope Links to camera details here https://www.firstlightoptics.com/guide-cameras/starlight-xpress-costar-cmos-autoguider.html PM me if you are interested Many thanks John
  3. Hi mike, i am on holiday at the moment but would be happy to send you a copy of the software. It used iokit for talking to the hid but you could use Libusb to do the same job on the pi. I used jet brains dotpeek to convert the hitec Astro dll that comes with their software. It gave me the appropriate bytes to send to the device to control it. i am back at home in February so could send you the source code then. Cheers John
  4. Many Thanks Tim, When I looked through it visually, It always gave good clear views. And for imaging they give fantastic flat images. And a view down the scope not in the original images John
  5. HitecAstro MountHub Now Sold - Just the MN190 left Reduced price to £625
  6. I’m selling my Mono QSI 683 WSG-8. It is around 4½ years old and is in good condition. There are a few marks from light handling. I don’t have the time to use this to its full extent so I am reluctantly selling this. This camera has an internal 8 position filter wheel that has the advantage of taking 31mm filters. It also has an Off axis guiding port to give everything required for imaging in a single package. It comes with the camera, Power supply, guider cable, USB Cable, 2” nosepiece, Allan keys, Pelican case and original packaging Price is £2500 by bank transfer, including shi
  7. Hi All, Going through my Astro gear I have found that I have two HitecAstro USB EQDir cables for an EQ 6 mount (Not quite sure how that happened). It has a Hitecastro connector at one end and a D9 connector at the other for the mount. From looking at the Device descriptor in USB Prober. They are based on the Prolific Chipset for those who look at this spec £15 each posted Cheers John Edit - Just one left now
  8. Fantastic. Nice to see it in its new home. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did John
  9. Hi All, With work demands and just being generally busy at the moment, I’m not able to find the time to do any astro-photography. So I have decided to sell my Astro gear as its not getting the use that it deserves. The items for sale combined made up a reasonably competent observatory. Its sad to let them go, but I would rather that someone get better use out of them that I have been over the past year or so. I’ll put a link to the sellers website so you can get the specs for each item where possible. Skywatcher MN190 Maksutov Newtonian telescope - £625 (Reduced Price) htt
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