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Everything posted by bibbsy

  1. hi all, thanks again for all the help,been having very bad weather here,so not been able to get out,but the good news is i have now sussed out how to polar align and then star align chose the tour from the handset but was unable to see anything much as the mist was rolling in,could only see jupiter as a fuzzy disc so i knew i was not going to see anything else,but i was just so happy that i had now got this gear working so i just had to play around with it for awhile lol.i noticed that when slewing to various targets the ep was in some very hard places to reach,as i didn't have steps i just used a crate,not ideal but it did the job. is it possible to set my notebook up with the scope so that i can view on the notebook screen rather that using the ep on the scope,was just thinking that when i get the observatory there wont be much room for climbing about in there so if its possible to view on the notebook screen that would be great,if this can be done what equipment will i need to get,IE cables ect ect,thanks in advance for any help in this matter,just need this fog and mist to clear so that i can get outside and do my first real viewing session.
  2. hi mick,yup i got the home and park sussed,i have to break all the kit down every night and bring it inside as i have nothing to home it in as of yet.
  3. lmao,what one,the one im using or the new one i got from your link if its the one i have on the handset its not my fault,im deffo blaming the other half for that as she was the one who looked it up and put it into the handset lol.
  4. lol. my handset at the moment reads 000 40 E 51 31 N. the readings that i got from the link you sent were, 000 24 E 51 31 N. could that be my problem ?
  5. then i think we just might have found my problem,on the handset it reads as follows........000 40 E 51 52 N.
  6. google maps say longitude 0 405163 E latitude 51 deg 52 min 5807 sec,my clock is set to 52 deg on the mount ? scarecrow where is just around the corner,i have a felling i might be needing your services lol.
  7. handset is all a ok as for how far the star is out....well i have to move the scope about 2ft.
  8. thank you scarecrow,i shall try again tonight...if clear,and hope this time to get it cracked,thanks again
  9. yes i believe so celeste,i must have done this hundreds of times now and even got the other half to check,she even had a try herself but with the same results as me lol.
  10. ok,im putting the mount facing north with a setting of 52 deg on the side clock (black plastic disc) my latitude being 51 deg 52 mins,the scope is in the home position,turn on the power and set up for the star align,first star is never in the main scope let alone the finder ? thats what happens every time,thanks for trying to help
  11. thank you scarecrow,ive been watching those and others,im slowly getting there with bits and pieces,guess its just a case of once you know something it seems so easy,works for everything in life i guess.......i shall keep trying
  12. ok hemihaggis, mount facing north = check,set alt-az bolts 52 deg =check,scope in home position = check,watch this space for tonight once i switch on and do alignment,thats when i'll see if i can shout BINGO lol.
  13. when selecting the stars tonight for the 3 star align are there any stars that im best off using,IE brighter stars thus making life a little easier ? had a tip from mick i believe, saying choose the east first,due south 2nd then west for the third,any stars out there that im better off using for this process
  14. yup got that bit brantuk,thank you
  15. thanks star gazer,i am trying lol,yup just found out that there is a meet in my village,only once a month so im waiting for that date to arrive and i'll be there
  16. hahahaha mick,i look forward to a clear sky and getting this to work keep thinking how great its going to be once im up and running,still crawling at the moment tho
  17. thanks luke,i did want to learn astrophotography when i bought this gear a couple of weeks ago but after having all these problems just trying to get the goto to work i think the photography side of the hobby may well be a no no,i can see me pulling what little hair remains from my head in frustration lol.
  18. thanks mick i'll run through that again,but its pretty much how ive been doing it,first star was not even in the main scope,it was way out,so i released the clutches and moved it,locked the clutches and moved onto the second star,way out again,not even in the main scope.....AND HERE COULD BE A PROBLEM LOL,i released the clutches and moved the scope to the star,onto the third and the same again,it said "Alignment Successful" so i chose planets from the hand set and selected jupiter....coz even this half wit now knows were that is lol,scope came around but fell well short of the target.........thats when im seen standing in the middle of the lawn scratching my head.but i shall try again following you to the letter lol.
  19. im quite a long way from you graham,very near to lakeside shopping centre but thank you for the offer,very kind of you. i think ive got it now,i have the right altitude,just need to twiddle those two front knobs to move it left or right lol,but confused now about the clutches,i thought they had to be locked off when doing the star alining ? what i cant understand is.....i had polaris in the polar scope but just outside the small circle,was that not close enough ? as the star alining on the goto was still not correct.
  20. thanks mick, i only have 10mm,15mm and 25mm,should i use the 10mm first then change over to the 25 ? you mention unlock the clutches to do the star alining ? ive had them locked up to now.
  21. hi mg1, yup i did read it but i think thats where i came unstuck,thought i had to adjust those small allen keys around the polar scope to bring polaris into the small circle....doh lol,i now know its nothing to do with those i will get there in the end,even if i have to pay someone to do it for me lol,thanks for the link and help yes indeed will keep you guys posted when i get it right,think there will have to be a party
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