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About Geoffw

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  1. Let me know how yo get on. now waiting in the hope someone will address my problem!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I'll give another try tomorrow, but I'm sure I am.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. I'm looking for a copy of Photoshop CC 2015 or newer?
  8. What are we loosing stepping down from 32 bit to 8 bit? ..and thank for pointing me to the "Save as" option!
  9. Hi Folks, I have Photoshop Elements but it cannot handle the 32bit TIFF output of Deepskystacker. Is there any way around this problem?
  10. Yes it is. If you want to take this further send me a PM and we can take it from there. Regards Geoff
  11. Thank you for your interest in my LX2. I can offer you two links to details about the device. the first is a very comprehensive and detailed review. It is a German site but Chrome will translate it. The 2nd link to to where I bought it. You can download a lot f documents including the user manual. https://sternenhimmel-fotografieren.de/test-erfahrungsbericht-beschreibung-omegon-mini-track-lx2/ https://www.astroshop.de/fotomontierungen/omegon-montierung-mini-track-lx2-set/p,56106#tab_bar_4_select As for the laser pointer. it is up to you whether you use it. The mini-tracker has a funny little polar guide that you have to peep through. If you are in your seventies like me you find that difficult. I am in a rather remote area and use it sparingly -you only need it to set up your camera at the start of a session. As for why I'm selling it, well I don't really think it is anyone's business. What I'm offering is complete and in good working order. All you need to know to set it up is where Polaris is! Anyway I will tell you, it is to buy the LX2's new big brother the new LX3. Omegon Mount Mini Track LX2, Fujifilm X-T2, 55-200mm lens, aperture 5.6 ISO 800. Twenty images @ 60 seconds Stacked with Deepskystacker
  12. Thanks for showing an interest, but under present circumstances I am only able to consider shipping within the UK mainland and Ireland. Very Sorry!
  13. 12 weeks of “Lock Down” with only the garden or the veranda for you outdoors, what about investing eighty quid in then little gem and get started on some real astro-photography, and get yourself some incredible images of, among other things, our Milky Way. The Mini Track LX2 is a small camera tracker that provides 60 minutes of tracking time. It was developed by Italian astrophotographer Christian Fattinnanzi and is distributed by Omegon. The device stands out among the other available sky trackers, since it is driven by a mechanical clock that needs no electrical power source. Besides that, it brings another innovation: To compensate for the camera weight, it features a spring mechanism that helps to stabilize the tracking rate. Omegon Mount Mini Track LX2 cost £129 Ball Head: cost £ 30 Omegon Polar Finder bracket Mini Track LX2 cost £ 14.99 Lazer Pointer (Cannot remember what it cost!) TOTAL COST ME MORE THAN £173.99 Prices quoted above are from astroshop.de where I bought the item in March 2019. All in perfect conditions and original box for the Omegon Mount Mini Track LX2. PLEASE NOTE IT DOESN’T INCLUDE THE BALL HEAD ON THE TOP OF THE TRIPOD – OR, OF COURSE, MY CAMERA! The lot for £80 plus a tenner for postage and packing!
  14. Thanks, I wonder if there are any similar planetary collections?
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