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  1. It looks like I've got it attached to the 8" CC successfully using a 16mm M4 screw and 3 washers. It's working with the manual controller, although the screw can't be too tight or "slow" doesn't work, so hopefully it'll be ok in NINA and APT. I got the pack of M4 screws from Amazon.
  2. Did you ever get an answer to this? I bought an EAF for mine recently but I'm having trouble attaching it, although FLO have suggested a longer M4 screw and they tell me that another 8" CC owner has successfully fitted one. Or can anyone else help? Meanwhile I'll see if I can pick up a longer M4 screw.
  3. Thanks folks, I'll give it a miss then. I'm just being picky as I have a Polemaster anyway, but as I move the mount round the garden I tend to use the polar scope first.
  4. I had a go at L100 on Saturday night but I'm not sure if I got it or not. I'm in the right area but it could just be a bit of brightness so I'm not certain. Using a picture I found on here as a comparison, what do you think? Taken with a StellaLyra 8" Classical Cassegrain, ZWO ASI224MC and ZWO IR Pass Filter.
  5. I had the polar scope out of my HEQ5 as it was away being repaired/tuned, but now it's back I'd like to line it up properly so that 0 is at the top, 6 at the bottom, etc, without me having to rotate the mount. Can anyone give me any pointers? I had a quick search on YouTube but couldn't see what I'm after. Thanks.
  6. I got my 8" Classical Cassegrain in the first batch that FLO were selling and I'm really happy with it. Here area couple of pics taken with it, including a daytime shot of Jupiter.
  7. Cheers, I'll check that out.
  8. Would this filter sheet be suitable for viewing the Sun continuously over a couple of hours? I'm thinking ahead to June's partial eclipse. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DS7SSEW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I'll be using a SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED. Thanks.
  9. I'm trying to image with an LS35T that I have on loan but I'm not quite getting there. The camera I'm using is a ZWO ASI224MC, although I have an ASI294MC I could try as well if that would be worth it. The draw tube is in as far as it will go and it feels like it just need to go in a little bit further to get to focus. Is there anyone here with experience of that scope? Here's what I got this morning......
  10. I tried again this morning to get Saturn but it's just too bright. I got another pic of Jupiter though.
  11. Saturn didn't come out too well and I'm still fiddling with that, but Jupiter is at least recognisable! Image taken at about 9.45am. It's an experiment I'm unlikely to repeat though.
  12. Cheers folks. Hoping to have a go tomorrow morning so will report back.
  13. Do any of you have any experience of imaging Jupiter and Saturn during the day? They're sitting nicely for me at about 9 - 10am at the moment and I thought I would have a go. Any tips would be appreciated. I'll be using an 8" classical cassegrain and ZWO ASI224MC with an IR 850nm Pass filter. Capture software will be FireCapture. Thanks.
  14. That's really useful, thanks. I've been trying to process my daytime video from 20th December and this has helped a lot. I've at least got a stacked image to play with now.
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