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Tinker1947

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  1. A good powered Hub is a Mother Board with sufficient USB Port to cover your kit, this way there will be no dropouts as there is only one hub, bit extreme well depends if you want reliable connection mine run for 2-3 years no problems with USB all 7 ports in use....
  2. When you GoTo the first object, undo the clutches and manually move the scope to aligne the first star, then tighten the clutches and use GoTo for the next Star and any other Stars, Getting the Polar Alignment so Polaris is on the 1' circle will make a big difference....
  3. It sounds like you want to increase the slewing speed, press 2 on the handset then any number up to 9, the higher the number the faster it will slew.....
  4. They sell small round magnets on E-Bay with a counter sunk hole in the centre for a screw, buy a small Ball Bearing and place it on the magnet stick the magnet on a nail knocked into a distance tree and when you shine a light at it, you will get your Star....
  5. A CR2 should fit a 200p, this one is sold, sorry
  6. This is Mint condition brought new from FLO very fine adjustments , does not include the Dovetail Bar £145, Price includes Postage, UK Only, Bank Transfer or add £5 for Paypal, cash on collection, located NW Norfolk...
  7. Mains power wins ever time, site the PSU in the dry and just run a lead out to the mount , 13.8v supply on a 30' lead lost 0.02 volts or put it another way, next to nothing......
  8. My Observatory PC has 8 USB Ports on the back plate all built into the the Mother board Hub, never had a problem, sticking hubs into hubs is not the way to go........
  9. Look at a scaffold pole and 125mm casters with the tyres removed....front and back....
  10. Stellarium shows this Galaxy as a 10.85 mag, also has a image.....105 Mly
  11. The SA works very well with a DSLR, get the PA right and the balance 5 to 10 minute exposures are good....
  12. Put up Sterling Board its no expensive, has 1 side varnished and if you want it removable hold it in place with 42 x 1" timber with a rebate so it sits in the rebate piece at the bottom and top ,,,some thing like this...
  13. I run Stellarium on a 7" tablet, works ok, i also have Sky Safari that's worth a look as well...
  14. I use Pulse Guiding, a Adapter from FLO connects the PC (usb lead) to the Mount (FLO Adapter) and the Guide Scope connects to the PC (USB both ends) in the PC software , Ascom, PHD, EQmod does the tracking and guiding. FLO Adapter https://www.firstlightoptics.com/astronomy-cables-leads-accessories/hitecastro-eqdir-adapter.html
  15. As i see it, EQmod will point the telescope at a object, PHD2 with another telescope and CCD will find a star in the area the main telescope is pointing and reduce any tracking errors that the mount may have, they work together via Ascom but both are required...
  16. You could use a cheap battery with the batteries discarded and wire your supply in to it.....
  17. I used a battery driven power supply , 12v battery with a Buck Converter dropping the voltage down to in my case 7.4v there cheap to buy and fit in a small "Click and Lock" container sold in Morrison or most other Supermarkets. As for exposure times and settings ISO 800 and depending on how the tracking is 15 seconds to 120 seconds Buck Converter. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XL4015-5A-DC-DC-Voltage-Step-Down-Buck-Converter-like-LM2596-LED-Volt-meter-UK-/182071344571?hash=item2a644c3dbb:g:sLYAAOSwdU1W-p9o
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