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  1. Did you check the connection type in settings - connect settings - choose network, mine was on serial.
  2. Yes, it can be used in EQ mode with the custom firmware on Skywatcher site . Polar alignment is only really doable with sharp cap / PHD2 / pole master as hi polar scope. Seems to hold 5kg easily and a Star adventurer counter weight kit fits with an 8 to 12 mm adaptor.
  3. Can't comment on your set up but I use the app on my Win 10 laptop to connect to AZ-Gti with no probs so it can work. Check the connection type in settings - connect settings - choose network
  4. Just noticed your reply Mark ! Note to self , must pay more attention to thread titling
  5. When I take it apart again, I think I might be able to silicon seal a barrier of some sort between the main board and the heat sink. The fan / heatsink/ peltier will be separate from the electronics ... Well fairly separate Just to reiterate, I'm not aiming for freezing temperatures, just trying to make the cooling a bit more effective.
  6. I'm not sure how to adjust the power (been googling) but only intend to go down to 5°C so won't be pushing things . I might try using a 9v cell as a test but really need to research it before bits arrive. This is the peltier model https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F392193270647
  7. Just found this calculator, might not be too bad actually.
  8. Just dabbling, but I'm aiming for around 5 to 10°C only so shouldn't frost up ... If it even works ! The heat sink is pretty small so not expecting much.
  9. Ok, so it's windy / cloudy / raining ... I'm bored, fancied a project, turns out that a 30 X 30 X 3.2 peltier will fit under the heatsink ! Mmmmmmm Got one and some compound coming next week along with longer (but not too long) screws. Gotta be worth a bash Will a dew controller be able to vary the cooling by PWM ?
  10. If you have a ZWO ASI camera https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zwoasi.smartcontroller Works
  11. I'm really no expert on this but 2 things spring to mind ... Did you 'hypertune' it yourself or was it done professionally ? Have you tried running the guiding assistant ?
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