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  1. I've just finished regreasing and adjusting my belt moded EQ6, I found Astro baby's guide very useful specially when adjusting the worm gear to remove any play in bothe Ra & Dec. https://web.archive.org/web/20160503144541/http://www.astro-baby.com/EQ6 rebuild guide/EQ6 Strip Down Home.htm Hope it helps and good luck
  2. Garry, you deserter ? Remember if you can't beat them .......cheat
  3. Good food and great company ? Finishing the evening with a single malt, what could be better? oh yes some clear skies ?
  4. What you are describing is the calibration process, perfectly normal and depending on PHD's settings can take several minutes to complete. When successfully completed the box, horizontal and vertical lines will turn green and you graph will start recording. Good luck
  5. I had a similar issue with my Atik 383L a few weeks ago while setting up. Didn’t have an issue with my setup images until I realised I hadn’t turned on the cooling, as soon as I turned it on and the CCD temp hit -20C it appeared, dark shadow bottom right hand corner. After going into panic mode I notices its size was reducing after every subsequent test exposure until it finally disappeared. Only every had it happen the once and I put it down to dew forming on the CCD which then turned to ice after rapid cooling.
  6. Thanks Looks a great spot for imaging and far enough away from the river to stop my dog from going into permanent waterfowl hunting mode.
  7. As I have been allocated pitch 55 on "Hare" I'm interest to know were the pitch is located on the camp site. I've done the normal online searches but cant seem to find a sitemap on either the Lucksall website or via Google, I can only find this birds eye view Does anyone have a link to the sitemap or can tell me roughly were my pitch is located on the picture? Thanks
  8. Not wishing to get involved in the debate, I too wanted to know the answer to the OP's question so I checked on the Atik website and found the answer
  9. Glad you got it working Clear skies
  10. I only just finished installing Ascom etc. on a Win 7 laptop, for a HitecAstro EQDIR adapter and I can testify they can be annoying to get working. I had the same issue as you, checking everything in case I missed something obvious, no all seemed correct. In the end I got so frustrated, I uninstalled Ascom, rebooted laptop, reinstalled Ascom platform and EQmod and it worked.
  11. also make sure you have Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 installed and active instructions here: http://ascom-standards.org/FAQs/Plat6OnW7.htm
  12. Have you installed the EQMod drivers? https://sourceforge.net/projects/eq-mod/files/
  13. I'm booked for Fri, Sat & Sun nights, incl curry & hog roast and this will be my first ever star party
  14. Not sure were to post this but as title I'm moving to Helsinki in a few weeks to work for 2yrs and I'm looking for an astronomy group over there. I'm not looking for a large group, just a group of people who like to meet up and enjoy visual and imaging at a dark sky site. Is there any members on the forum who know of or are members of a group in the Helsinki area or can point me in the right direction? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. The ED80 was my 1st scope and imo on an HEQ5 you can't go wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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