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Grant last won the day on September 19 2018

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  1. Possibly but it should tell you if it's doing anything like that. Maybe post them as multiple replies within that topic? I can't think why else it wouldn't work.
  2. Nice one JOC! I think there are a few missing though - I counted 23 in the thread and think there is 38 in the vote.
  3. It certainly would if somebody has some time and wants to volunteer to put such a thread together
  4. The voting has been extended until the end of the month as only a handful of people have voted so far.
  5. If you are connecting it to a Sky-Watcher ED80 then it will directly attach to the focuser (you'll need to unscrew the eyepiece clamp already at the end of the focuser first). You only need the adapter Peter is linking to if you are using a non-standard focuser on your ED80 that doesn't have these threads so you can then attach it as you would any other 2" accessory.
  6. The theme for the 22nd challenge - January 2019 - is the Christmas Present Challenge! Start Date: 25th December 2018 End Date: 31st March 2019 Rules: A bit of New Year festive fun. This time the challenge is to image with, through, via, using, in conjunction with anything you were given for Christmas Something you gave yourself for Christmas also counts! Please let us know in the image description what item(s) were used. Prize: A personalised mug for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places featuring your image kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- RULES All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #22' forum (each challenge will have it’s own). Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.
  7. Grant

    Image Request for Banner - NGC 2264

    Perfect! That's exactly what I need and will work perfectly, thanks Peter Locking this thread now.
  8. Does anybody have an image of this we can use for this months imaging challenge banner? The theme is going to be Christmas related... Thanks, Grant
  9. To celebrate all of the great imaging challenge winners and runners up this year we wanted to give everyone the chance to pick their favourite image of the year This includes the tail end of 2017 as well where the winners were announced in 2018. The winner will get a special badge in their signature and the glory of being the favourite SGL image of the year! Everyone gets one vote - votes end 31st January at 23:59 and results will be posted shortly after. As a recap, here are the winner announcement for each challenge:
  10. Grant

    Skywatcher AZ-GTi

    Big tip is to swap the saddle clamp knob on the wedge for an M8 bolt instead as otherwise the GTi mount fouls on the know as it rotates - lost an evening because of this! I’ve not solved the polar alignment issue yet as I’m using an ASIair and cannot see Polaris from my location. I’m hoping the ASIair will have a polar alignment feature soon. Alternarively you could use a pole master or even sharp cap pro with your guide camera?
  11. Grant

    Bode's Galaxy - 21hrs LRGB

    Stunning! It's nice to see such a closeup shot of this target - used to seeing it with M82. The extra detail is really impressive!
  12. This challenge wasn't as popular as others so we are looking at other challenge ideas to get more people involved. Some excellent entries though and some very worthy winners! Well done all NGC 5139 By Adry Messier 15 by Laurin Dave M22 By Adry
  13. I never trust the auto-detect com port on these things - for whatever reason, they never seem to work for me or pick the correct com port!

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