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daz last won the day on April 7 2014

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  1. Just a bit! @silentrunning- if you ever fancy doing tutorials in FreeCAD.....!!!
  2. Yep, you read it right... I have an AZ3 type tripod - the 3 section aluminium sliding type, and one of the plastic clamps has broken. So if you too have a similarly broken mount, or even a spare leg, I'd be happy to give it a new home! Let me know Cheers!
  3. I had heard of this but not looked at it until a conversation with Steve has got me interested! Following this with great interest!!!
  4. The new WBPP script in PI makes the calibration and integration much much slicker in PI now. Especially if you invest the extra time to generate the CosmicCorrection and plug that in....
  5. I think wxsatuser means you need to run a separate green/yellow earthing wire from the main earthing block (in the distribution board in your house) to the pier itself. This is separate and different to the earthing cable in the armoured cable that you'll install. And again, I think this is because you are using a metal pier and have attached your sockets to the pier. This separate cable should be 10mm in diameter. Of course, you should check with a qualified electrician to confirm!
  6. Yep, that would be that then!! :D
  7. You know what..... this could well be a complete brain meltdown on my part... Yes, that is locked to the RIGHT - and it should indeed be locked to the LEFT!! /Daz is off to hide in embarrassment
  8. So, I have now mounted my ED72 and ED100 on the EQ6, but I have now noticed that the RA axis moves - quite easily! The axis is locked - properly locked - but I can quite easily move the scope around. DEC appears to be fine. It's been some time since I have had a SBS arrangement, but I don't remember this before. Am I missing/forgetting something??
  9. This is really exciting! I was helping the guys out at IAS and to get a close up of the kit was great! It looks amazing!
  10. Yikes! That IS nice!!
  11. Hi all We've seen an increase in members using the Profile message comments in order to contact another member, and while it may be obvious to some, I thought I would just point out the difference here..... Private (Direct) Message - As it's name suggests, this is a private message between you and the other party. No-one else can see this message Profile Message - This is displayed on the right hand side of the main index, and is visible to all. We're not saying that you should use one over the other - it's your choice - but not everyone has the Profile notification setting switched on, but most will have the PM notification switched on, Just be aware of posting things like contact details when using the Profile Message! If you're happy using this, no problem at all. Just wanted everyone to be clear on the two... Clear skies!
  12. I assume it means RA Dave as I had RA Only set in the global options... but it's only an assumption at this point!
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