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About Gasman

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  1. Dave I have a trusty old EQ6. It managed the Espirit and an ED80 no probs not sure the weight diff with the HEQ5?. The spectroscope I use it with has facility to guide with just using the Espirit so I removed the ED80. Must admit I do have a soft spot for Skywatcher gear Steve
  2. Surprised noone has snapped your hand off for this Jon!. I have had this model for 5yrs + and would gladly choose it again. Steve
  3. Taken from their web site today - Current turnaround for mount tuning builds (subject to condition of mount) is now typically circa 2-4 weeks for Sky-Watcher and Celestron. mmmmmmmm.|
  4. Cheers and thanks BTW Louise ( don’t think I know any more ?) Steve
  5. It seems the world and his wife now live in a land dominated by acronyms, could I respectfully request that the beginning of any post that the postee give a quick run down on his or hers upcoming acronyms. FWIW HTH I think and WTH is NV?
  6. Haven't read all this thread so not sure if you have dismissed Pulsar's yet but I love mine and I acquired it second hand (right place right time ?) about 12yrs ago and other than coat of paint once a year had no probs at all. Steve
  7. Also try ControlmyNikon ! Should have a list of compatible dslr`s. and +1 for APT https://www.tetherscript.com/controlmynikon-home/ Steve
  8. Hi Francky Just giving Winstars a try and have a couple of questions please. How/where do I input observers location (Lat/long)? Searching for a star with Henry Draper number such as HD47174 or HD:47174 or HD 47174 or hd47174 has no effect in the `Find an object` option!. regards Steve
  9. If they did that it would be `Linux come on downnnnn.` ? Steve
  10. Tried Astro Linux 18.04 on my little Asus 10" notebook and runs fine except it flatly refuses to detect both the on board wireless and also the WiFi dongle I tried so can only connect via cable which is a pain so maybe not for me just yet! Steve
  11. Thanks for that Ian, I had to reinstall SpectrumLab as it froze when I installed the MetScat_Comprehensive_v7.USR file? I had to ctrl alt delete to stop it. Not sure what's going on with Spectrumlab yet but I'll keep at it? Regards Steve
  12. Nice one Tobias You have got much further than I did . Andy pm'd me back in August hence no posts here. I was struggling with getting the star on the slit if I remember correctly but it was the same time as the Alpy 600 was launched and I got side tracked with that with the intention of going back to the surplus spectroscope. Your work might inspire me to give it another go ?. Regards Steve
  13. Hi Ian I can`t seem to find the `Tune to Graves` or `Tune toTest Beacon` buttons as you suggest if changing the install directory which I did. I actually installed Spectrum Lab to my D drive. I am getting a good signal using the default Sky at Night files and using a Funcube Dongle plus. cheers Steve
  14. Great so now when I do something wrong I can just blame it on my entangled self !. I always hoped Quantum physics could be used for something useful ?. Steve
  15. Noticed on the news today that a father of a child who had lost an arm had made 9 different artificial limbs for his son with his 3d printer, how cool is that !!. Can there be a more useful 3d project ?. Steve
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