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gingergeek

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  1. At my friends observatory I have an Esprit120 and associated kit installed including an Optec Flip Flat. This was installed the winter prior to the Human Malware situation and the associated lockdown. This is when we noticed that the Optec Alnitak Flip Flat had stopped working. It wasn't until I was able to visit the dome and remove the equipment for checking at home that I could diagnose it properly. The controller software was claiming that the cover state was TIMEDOUT and the Motor State was STOPPED but the motor kept running. As some time had passed I was aware that the Flip Flat was
  2. I just got off the phone with Bern, always great to talk to him and he always finds time to help you. I just placed my order, they are selling extremely well apparently. Now I need to look into an OAG and connectors as a future purchase. Thanks for your time Bern - always a pleasure !
  3. @FellsideIs it possible to make those events available to all that are trialling Voyager please ?
  4. Both are fine, I have a Atik460 on a FSQ85 and recently a SX 834 on an Esprit120 at a friends dome. As Ray states the SX cools lower due to an additional external fan, has the USB2 hub and a tilt adjuster. I've recently had my Atik460 serviced and a faulty fan replaced and a broken temperature sensor identified and replaced. This meant I could get 25-30 below ambient instead of struggling to hit 15 below ambient. The service from Atik was superb, Terry and the crew at Starlight are also great and responsive so both vendors are very good.
  5. Looking forward to watching it over a coffee !
  6. Welcome to SGL, kick back and relax. You have a nice setup there.
  7. I'll be there, so I will try to keep an eye for anyone wearing any identifiers.
  8. John, Yes Dave and Bob are still in BAS and in fact Dave is on this forum as @M44DSW ! As you say I do believe he is heading back out with a few others next April, I will mention this convo when I see him tomorrow when I'm helping him to commission his dome. Regards Gingergeek
  9. Hi John, A warm welcome from the Basingstoke Astronomical Society, I think you know some of the members and showed them around the scopes before. I hope to join them on a visit one year, so much to do and so little time Gingergeek
  10. I sent him a message on March12 and it's not read yet, hope everything is okay !
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