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Posts posted by Kai

  1. No what I'm saying is that why not use the mount as it was designed to be used either for visual or imaging.

    Is there an option to control the mount manually , without any power ?

    I would expect that the vast majority of people purchased the mount as a platform for Digital Astrophotography ( going by your previous posts you did ) and as such this will require the use of a laptop or Goto handset ,this is the reason you are struggling to find any information to the contrary .

    Maybe a Paramount user group or forum has the information you require , if not then maybe it's because there really isn't the need or requirement.

    A last resort would be contacting Paramount and asking their view as to the reasoning behind requiring computer control

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  2. I'm sorry but I must of missed the point , why is it important not to use a computer ?

    Your phone is a computer , as is a Goto Handset as is a laptop as is the circuit board inside the mount to control the motors trying to say else wise is pointless

    If your observing and don't want a computer , buy a Dob

    If your wanting to do Astrophotography and not use a computer to control your mount you will struggle.

    Why go to the expense of buying what for many is dream equipment and not use it to its full potential ? , seems silly to me

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  3. I used to live in Sturry , trouble is any southern view is knocked out but both the city lights and the flood lights at the hockey ground , add any moisture in the air and basically forget it.

    However if you go south of Ashford or head towards Sandwich / Deal then the skies get a lot better.

    SEKAS have an observatory near Minster so it may worth contacting them or iirc there is a observatory at Canterbury High that Mid Kent astro use.

    Please note that this info may well be out of date as we moved from Canterbury six years ago and now have to suffer the pitch black skies of rural Devon ;)

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  4. Legal , possibly as who is going to contest the ownership ?

    BUT morally so so wrong

    However as a sentimental act to a loved one ( possibly deceased ) then it may be debatable as human emotion is a fickle thing.

    I was gifted one for my 40th and although my family knows I don't really own the star they knew about my hobby and as the old saying states " it's the thought that counts "

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  5. The biggest problem id imagine would be getting up there .

    We stayed there a couple of years ago , yes getting up the mountain to paraglide is easy as the para companies run their own 4x4 's but I not sure if I would fancy a trip in the dark , think Boulder strewn farm track.

    I think it would be easier to sit on the beach with a cold beer just staring out over the sea , the horizon view wasn't too bad ;)

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