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About Liquid360

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  1. Thanks everyone for the advice. It's much appreciated. I now have the answers I wanted. I'll return to the forum if/when I ever have something worth sharing and/or contributing. Best wishes/clear skies/all that jazz Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You're all absolutely correct. I apologize. I tend to get upset when I I'm asking something or seeking something and I get everything but the advice/answers I was seeking. It's not a matter of disagreeing. I haven't shared an opinion here with which to disagree. Maybe the forum thing just isn't for me. If I have problems, as was suggested, I always have the manufacturers forums to get specific answers. I read all the time threads where the OP asks for something, but instead of answers they're given advice they weren't asking for. I get upset and I shouldn't. It's just the way these forums are and it's not going to change because some schmuck in Alabama USA is in a mood. Have a wonderful Sunday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'm not new to this. Again you've completely missed my point and this conversation has run its course. If you believe that the views through binoculars are no different than they are through a good refractor... we have nothing to discuss. Again... Run its course. Best wishes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I wasn't aware that a first light report was a prerequisite to asking questions. I appreciate the advice I received on autofocus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm not looking for information. I'm looking for an explanation. You misunderstood my initial question. I'm not struggling with anything. Honestly, somehow we're both talking about something very different. We're on VERY different pages here. I have zero idea what you're talking about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. You did miss it. The point is that if you search the forums for information concerning this mount you will read over and over and over again that this mount requires a laptop to operate it. This is not true and I'm wondering why it's stated as fact everywhere I looked as told by those who should know. I wonder why I was told so many times that which wasn't at all true. I'm unsure as to what you're saying though...? I'm silly to use my scope visually and not use it for CCD imaging every time? I wasn't seeking advice on a scope and I'm unsure why you're suggesting a Dob? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks olly. Everything I've read says I'll need one so I figured while I have the time why not do the research? Forums are a piece of said research. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I know not this "film" of which you speak.
  9. Isn't a hand controller? All go to scopes are computers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. While, like us all, I don't wish to diminish the importance of seeing what we see, what started me down the road was the hardware. I was fascinated by the images I saw taken by total amateurs. I was stunned and fascinated by the fact an object could be acquired, locked onto, tracked, and imaged with such spectacular, stunning precision. Objects our eyes can't see... Light... Data... From mind blowing distances, captured and processed for us to ogle over. It's seriously mind blowing. For some reason, I feel a sense of guilt, finding such beauty in objects, but they are monsters of engineering, a testament to what we can do. Do I require a watch which can withstand the crushing pressures found at 3900m below the ocean? Of course not, but how wicked cool we can engineer such an object!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I've read so many times that this mount can't be used without a computer. I felt I should make a thread disputing this. First, let's define computer, because technically any go-to mount with a hand controller is a computer. Secondly, as is so often said, if you're doing AP, a computer is kinda necessary. That said, I took my scope out the other night without a computer,, just to do some looking around. With my iPhone and my mount, I had no problem at all operating my mount in typical point-n-click fashion. No wires except for power. I had a menu of that nights choosing, point, click, and go to the eyepiece. Zero computer, only my iPhone. So tell me again why this is different from any other mount? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I'm exploring the options I have for autofocus through SkyX on my FSQ using MAC. The dealer I bought from hasn't been too helpful, basically saying nothing more than "use robofocus or Optec", no specifics. In a perfect world, I'd simply find someone else with the same kit and copy their imaging train. Anyone have useful opinions or thoughts? Thanks, Nate Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. They've been purchased and reopened. That site is current. I also use a pelican case for my FSQ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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