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About A320Flyer

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  1. Hi This is interesting. I have a 6 year old HEQ5 that has never been updated and I am currently experiencing guiding issues that I can’t seem to solve with tweaking guide settings. The SW website list two firmware downloads that look as if they would apply to an HEQ5: Motor Controller Firmware Loader V1.74 and HEQ5 Go To Mount V2.04. Is it fairly straightforward to do the update? Do you need both downloads? Do you use the serial cable that came with the mount? I have an old winXP laptop that has a serial port. Will the update work under winXP? Thanks Bill
  2. Hi Dave Welcome to SGL. I’m a member at WYAS and, as previously mentioned, we are open Tuesdays and Fridays. We are a friendly and welcoming bunch with many doing visual observing and a small, but active, group of imagers. We do an astronomy beginners course on a Friday and I believe one is due to start in the next couple of weeks. I go most Tuesdays so if you do pop down, ask for me and I’ll introduce you around. Cheers Bill
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Try inverting the image (the purple become green), use SCNR to reduce the green, then re-invert the image. Bill
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
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