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wookie1965

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About wookie1965

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    Male
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    Tropical fish, Astronomy. skywatcher 200p a Tal 100rs EQ5 GOTO Mount, moon filter, UHC filter,Turn left at Orion, Pocket Sky Atlas Jumbo Edition.
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    merseyside
  1. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I go for doubles and clusters especially from home with light pollution and I normally stick to one constellation. So like the other night I had about 10 doubles in Auriga to go for so did one star alignment then to check went for the Auriga clusters, after not hitting them went back to Capella it was miles off. As Cygnus was up I tried to align with Deneb then go to Albireo it was nowhere in sight. That is when I give up because I knew something was wrong.
  2. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I will plug the handset in and show you what it says when entering time.
  3. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I have a battery box with a 85amp deep cycle battery, I have tried that hooked up to a charger on trickle charge so it never went below 13 volts
  4. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    If I can get my head around that I will. I have tracked the sun before.
  5. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    Right thank you deleted I think the time is right anyway.
  6. I unscrewed the end of a eyepiece I don't use heated it up on gas stove then pushed into foam obviously use a pair of pliers hold it.
  7. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    This is what I get obviously with only entering so many digits it has been rounded up. As far as I know I only enter the + or - when entering coordinates into the handset to find an object. Paul
  8. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I use the synscaniit app here is what I put in.
  9. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    Block paving I will check polar scope calibration again after taking it out to strip the mount it was out a bit, I am trying everything. Yes it looks like its same every time.
  10. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I've tried my battery box hooked up to trickle charge never went under 13 volts even under load. Nick said power and could of been with the adapter I use but when I used the box I knew for certain it was not power. I am at a loss, going factory reset handset and try that otherwise may as well pack in doing my head in now.
  11. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    No I am visual only but at least I would know the mount was spot on.
  12. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I have considered either sending it off to "Darkframe" or going into debt and getting an HEQ5. Darkframe starts at £179 so could cost me £250-300 with parts or get a second hand HEQ5 for around £550 but I would prefer not spending anything and fix this ****** mount.
  13. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    Will do and see what happens. Thank you every one really appreciate the help.
  14. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    I have it on my phone and my computer not sure you can adjust the time on the phone version though.
  15. wookie1965

    Worthless EQ5 goto

    What star do you pick or do you just pick any goto that press enter then goto the sun.
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