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Geoffw

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  1. I use the Telegizmos cover with my Nexstar 9.25" and it certainly seems an ideal all-weather cover. Especially on those hot, sunny summer days that seem so rare. During a gale it did fly away once when I didn't secure it properly, but with it's silvered surface it was easy enough to spot a couple of fields away! I did buy a size larger than the one recommended for my scope as I have a Telrad fitted and Telegizmos warn the it could tear the fabric. I know they are costly, but they are looking after an expensive and delicate piece of kit in all kinds of weather.
  2. Thanks folks for the helpful advice and information. The dog has decided to buy me a flip-up rifle scope cover , as I hope it can be more securely attached to the finder scope, for less than a fiver post free. From China I suspect!
  3. Can anyone suggest a source or a DIY replacement for a 57mm push-on object lens cover for the finder-scope on my Celestron Nextstar 9.25". I've tried a couple of the usual suppliers without success. The dog needs to get me a replacement!
  4. Point well made Olly! A wandering asteroid might also end the argument anyway!
  5. Fascinating Discussion. I think we need to go back say 250 years, so before the Industrial Revolution, , consider what humans at that time thought of their universe, their place in it and what might or might not be possible - and then consider the issue again.
  6. Celestron Heavy Duty Alt/Az Tripod £55 (ONO) This is boxed and in new condition. A bargain for £55 (ONO) which will include postage. Heavy-duty alt-azimuth tripod features sturdy aluminium tripod with accessory tray and slow-motion flex cables for fine adjustments. Features 1/4"x20 mounting screw. Recommended for most other middleweight/heavyweight binoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes: - SkyMaster 20x80 and 25x100 binoculars - Ultima 80 and 100 Spotting scopes - C90 and C130 Spotting scopes - C5 Spotting scope etc - Folded height - 32 inches - Extendable aluminium tripod legs with heavy duty mount head - Sliding 1/4"-20 mounting screw - Flexible slow-motion cables for both altitude and azimuth - Max extended height - 45 inches
  7. Let me know how yo get on. now waiting in the hope someone will address my problem!
  8. Yes that is my handset. Sorry about the misunderstanding! I've installed the HCupdate software on my Windows 10 PC. It runs fine on Windows 10 but you must go through the W10 compatibility routine and designate Windows 7. I have then followed the instructions from https://www.nexstarsite.com/OddsNEnds/HCFirmwareUpgradeHowToVersion4.htm up to the point where you are instructed to hold down the the INFO and UNDO buttons as you switch on the power. That's when it all goes wrong. All I get is the information on, what I presume, is the first Star in the catalogue.
  9. I'm not sure what the NexStar* handset is but I am pretty sure mine is one of the earlier ones, but can be updated. The previous owner passed on the necessary connecting cable to me on purchase. However when I follow the instructions to put it in programmable mode (Hold down the hand control's UNDO and INFO buttons at the same time and turn on the power to the scope) I simple get Star information. My kit is usable as there is a work around by editing the date during setup, But it would be nice to have mastered doing the update.
  10. No it is the old one Brian that has an INFO button rather than the Celestron Button and you're specifically told to press the INFO & UNDO buttons.
  11. Hi folks, I want to update the firmware on my Nexstar 925 GPS hands set. II am following the instructions on the Nexstar Resources Site https://www.nexstarsite.com/OddsNEnds/HCFirmwareUpgradeHowToVersion4.htm I have connected my PC to the handset but when I follow the instruction to start by "Hold down the hand control's UNDO and INFO buttons at the same time and turn on the power to the scope. Release the buttons and the hand control should now display "Transmit Data..." I get information about a star! Not sure how to proceed. I am finally getting around to try correcting the hand control wrong date issue!
  12. What are we loosing stepping down from 32 bit to 8 bit? ..and thank for pointing me to the "Save as" option!
  13. Hi Folks, I have Photoshop Elements but it cannot handle the 32bit TIFF output of Deepskystacker. Is there any way around this problem?
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