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SnakeyJ

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  1. Hi Snakey,

    Can I ask, did you manage to source a replacement LCD for your V3 Synscan controller? I think I have the same problem on my V2: the controller lights up but the display is blank. Pressing Ok repeatedly eventually gets the scope to slew, probably going to the first available star in the alignment process so I am pretty sure the controller itself is fine and I would much rather replace the LCD than the whole controller!

    For now, I am disconnecting and reconnecting the ribbon cable, in case its just a 'dry joint'.

    Any advice would be gratefully received.

    --- Alistair.

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      HI Alistair,

      I think the ribbon cable wear very quickly and are not intended for multiple connection.   In the end I brought another V3 handset, though to be honest I hardly every use this since being introduced to EQMOD and CDC, which is far better IMO for an observatory setup.      You will see V3 and the new V4 handsets come up on Astrobuyandsell from time to time around the £ 60-85 mark second hand.

       

      Good luck - Jake

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  2. 4 weeks in hospital today

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Thanks Pete and Gerry, good progress today ;)

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  3. Installing Win10 (on my spare laptop!)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Ascom 6.1, EQMod and PHD2 installed (not tested) - APT on the way, though may have a problem with the drivers for the EOS!

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  4. Installing Win10 (on my spare laptop!)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Purely an experiment, but now completed the second (clean) install. MS servers running very slowly this pm, but my downloads this morning were very quick.

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  5. Waiting up for the lightening!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Hopefully we'll catch some of that rain soon - I've just emptied the water butt and the garden is starting to brown off!

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  6. Waiting up for the lightening!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Bit of a damp squib at this end, though there were a few distant flashes :(

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  7. One week off the vape/nicotine - no one dead yet ;)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Cheers Lee and Gutross - still on the straight and narrow.

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  8. One week off the vape/nicotine - no one dead yet ;)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      I've been on the Vape for over three years, but actually felt myself getting more nicotine addicted. Got to 6mg, but then went back up to 12mg.

      Mostly through the withdrawal now and should save a lot of time and some cash as astro pocket money :)

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  9. Nothing better than rummaging in someone elses skip ;)

  10. Quick trip up country

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Fair point Alan! Nice to be out exploring the mainland, but will be headin

      heading back South and home again soon!

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  11. Darned Fog sat on me for last 36 hours :(

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Me too! Just got the white light filter sorted for my 80M and ready for a first light attempt on AR2321. Still some fog around the coast, but looks to be burning off inland and the forecast looks clear for this evening and tonight, so may still get out :)

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  12. Taking a quick look tonight, despite the promise of dodgy seeing ;)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Not good tonight, gave up after a single run. Looks like the jet stream is in for the next 5 days or so :(

  13. Looks okay for a run out tonight :)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Thanks Jarrod, should stay clear til 2am, with some cloud between 3 and 4. Definitely worth a go as is any gap we get over here at the moment ;)

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  14. Just joined the mob ;)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      There's some pics up in the Lounge, or my gallery. A 1982 10" F6+ with H Widley Optics. Needs some attention, but the optics should be good after a recoat - can't complain for £ 34 ;)

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  15. new moon = cloud & rain.....you gotta laugh :D

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Looks like a gap coming through tomorrow night - worth a peep anyway :)

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  16. Might just get a crack at Jupiter tomorrow am!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Hope you guys got some in, patchy cloud came in down here and thickened gradually over night :( No chance on Jupiter this morning!

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  17. Might just get a crack at Jupiter tomorrow am!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Cloud is clearing here and the sky is dark and clear. Forecast is promising clear until 5am - tho believe it when after the event ;)

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  18. M33 in the sights tonight

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      It's not bad, but I loose the east to trees - judicious pruning required.

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  19. selling my gear .... unexpected :)

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Good luck in your travels Imad and will look forward to the next instalment of 'Buying a new scope' on your return ;)

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  20. Just blown the budget on a 10" F4.8 OO!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Hey its clear down here and I'm hoping to get out a little later - not expecting clouds in these parts til I take delivery (and the following 12 weeks)!

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  21. Just blown the budget on a 10" F4.8 OO!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      No regrets here, just need to find the right moment to mention it to the young lady ;)

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  22. Just squeezed the coat hanger on to the 1100D chip at 900mm

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      On its way - just first processed my veil from last night!

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  23. Very happy with my CSE results! Can't wait to do Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Geology in 6th Form!

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      I did some CSE's way back in the midst - congrats on your GCSE's

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  24. Ye Gods, that full moon is bright tonight

    1. SnakeyJ

      SnakeyJ

      Just shows I should be thankful for small mercies ;)

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