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About A320Flyer

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  1. Hi This is a 300sec dark frame from my new 1600MM-pro. Compared to my 183MM-pro, there is a LOT more hot pixels, so much so that they show up as a second peak on the histogram. Is this normal? 1600 and 183 Dark Frames attached for comparison. Thanks for any help. Bill
  2. Hi guys. Thanks for all the responses. In the end, I simply removed the collar on my mpcc which allows it to be pushed further down the draw tube. To now get focus I have to rack the draw tube out a bit which has cured the nibbles. Bill
  3. Hi folks I own a SW150P which I use with a ZWO183MM Pro/Filter Wheel/ Baader MPCC. With the correct 55mm spacing to the CC, I need to rack in the focus tube to get focus. This means I get horrible little “nibbles” taken out of my stars where the focus tube interferes with the light path. I’m thinking of “upgrading”to the 150PDS as I understand that the primary mirror is set nearer the focus tube to avoid this. Can anyone confirm? Will I still get the “nibbles” with this combination? Thanks Bill
  4. I asked the same thing on the ZWO forum. Check out the responses. https://bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/viewtopic.php?t=8600 It can be done using the native driver for the third camera. Bill
  5. Try inverting the image (the purple become green), use SCNR to reduce the green, then re-invert the image. Bill
  6. Has anyone managed to get this feature working in the latest (v6.19) version of MaximDL? I have an api key and I have filled in the fields in the relevant dialog boxes in Properties but all of the weather fields say data N/A. Anyone any idea where I might have gone wrong? Thanks Bill
  7. Hi Andreas Many thanks. Bill
  8. I have a ZWO 183MM Pro and the 8-position filter wheel and I can get focus with the OVL FF and room to spare. Bill
  9. I have a ZWO ASI183mm Pro as an imaging camera, guided by a ZWO ASI120. I’m thinking of buying a third ZWO camera to use for dual imaging. The ZWO Ascom driver allows for two cameras, ASI(1) and ASI(2). I use MaximDL for image acquisition and guiding. If I start an additional instance of maxim, will I be able to add this third ZWO camera? Does the driver support this? Is anyone else using three ZWO cameras at the same time? If so, how? Thanks Bill
  10. Hi guys, Thanks for all your responses. This is the clip in question: I have a 3d printer so was looking to print one off. As a Scot who has lived in Yorkshire for most of my life, I'm very reluctant to spend £18 on a tiny bit of plastic that should have been included with the camera in the first place. I've tried Bern but he does not have the file, as he now sells the clip! I'll keep looking. Ta. Bill
  11. Hi Does anyone have the STL file for this? I know that QHY did make this available for download but I can be darned if I can find it now. Thanks Bill
  12. Does anyone have the .STL file for the cable retainer? Qhy did make the file available but I can no longer find it on their site.
  13. I have tried a different power cable but I’ll see if I can open up the dc201 and check for dry joints. Ta
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