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  1. sulaco

    Star adventurer mini

    Brillian idea, just got the SAM and also thought that's something that should be added. Campbell
  2. sulaco

    SkyWatcher Synscan WiFi Adapter

    Thanks for the quick reply, i kind of suspected as much. Don't really want to swap them about so just stick with the status quo. Cheers
  3. sulaco

    SkyWatcher Synscan WiFi Adapter

    I like this thread a lot, a hand held control is often more versatile that cabled or pc based control. Does anybody know if it's possible to connect the WiFi adapter in series to the lynx astro eqmod cable which connects via usb to the pc. Never use handset but it could be usfule sometimes so if adapter can connect to mount port the lynx cable it would be ideal. Cheers Campbell
  4. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Hi Geordieboy, You know, I've no idea why I wrote spacer as there isn't one just the polemaster attachment and the turning I made. Sorry for the confusion. Campbell
  5. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Hi Dave, Thanks, not sure how accurate that would be I'm sure the pole master lens has a pretty short focal length working in conjunction with it's software but when using the Sharp cap software a longer focal length is better from what I understand. I'm using a Takumar 85mm 1.8 and it works well, StuartJPP mentions above that simply attaching the guidecam off axis on the scope works just as well. I'm a Jeweller so I just love fiddling about on the lathe, I find it a nice little attachment though.
  6. sulaco

    Time to say goodbye :(

    That is absolutely gutting, very sorry to hear loved gear being destroyed by the elements. All the best with future interests
  7. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Am I missing something here, shouldn't the mount be aligned to the polar axis through the mount axis. Does Sharp caps design need it to be mounted off central?
  8. sulaco

    A Sunflower after a break

    Thanks Jannis, I remember doing something similar once but I usually use an action on PS but I'm not convinced that it's as good as doing it manually. Going to give it another go, I've also downloaded Pixinsight demo. Thanks Campbell
  9. Wow...incredible detail, fantastic bit of imaging.
  10. Wow! that's incredible and very nice imaging.
  11. Here's my first image after a year and a half absence, I've always loved the Sunflower galaxy in wide field but this image would certainly benefit from a lot of extra subs and practice in precessing. I've had nothing but issues with eqdirect and recently got a new Lynx astro cable to replace Hitec astro one and suddenly my problems were solved. Any advice and tips for smoothing out the background would be appreciated, Thanks for looking Campbell Scope 130PDS on HEQ5, guided in PHD2, stacked in Nebulosity, levels in PS6 lights: 20 x 300s @ 800 iso Flats: 20 x Bias: 20 x Darks: 20 x 300s
  12. sulaco

    M81-Green channel

    Incredible image in even just one channel
  13. sulaco

    The quest for Integrated Flux - Part 3

    Fantastic image, thanks for sticking up that tutorial link too.
  14. sulaco

    Rosette Nebula Widefield Ha

    Very nice image there, nice percpective of not having the Rossette the sole point of interest.
  15. sulaco

    Slow and unresponsive eqmod

    Well just in case anyone has had similar issues, I went through each part if my rig to see where the problem lies and after buying a 13v power supply and discounting that I found it to be the Hitec astro eqdirct cable. I bought a new Lynx Astro one from the helpful chaps at FLO and the setup works perfectly, I've been beating my heat against a wall for ages and this appears to be the problem, spent 3hrs on Saturday imaging without a blip. The PHD2 worked better and no Connection Time Outs. I'd installed and reinsatlled the Hitec drivers and various other system settings but it was the cable itself. Hope this helps anyone having similar Connection Time Outs. Campbell

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