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robindurant

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About robindurant

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  1. I've emailed Altair Astro but still waiting for an answer and now have contacted iOptron support and again waiting, meanwhile my warranty expiration gets nearer !!
  2. Can anyone tell me where I can download a "Strip down" or repair manual or instructions for this Mount, I have a knocking noise on slewing and need to inspect it
  3. I have tried altering the balance as Sub Dwarf suggested and Davey-T I am using a newly replaced unit as the previous one was worse - Demon[erformer, I put the wrong image on but it shows that the trails differ in direction when alter the weight/ balance etc . I will look up the link.
  4. Star Adventurer, Canon DSLR - Williams Optics ZS61 Telescope ;; I am getting double and treble joined up stars when imaging when imaging only at 60 seconds. I have carefully balanced the Mount and Scope and polar lined well. I have been advised that it is cable snagging but I have no cables. Ive tried various movements of the weights and scope, It is a heavy duty Tripod , weighted and on anti vibration mounts, It is though the mount is badly tracking and taking multi shots joined together, My 2 test images are a full one and it zoomed shot at 45o alt East. Am I asking too much from this mount, I would like to track at 2 mins
  5. How long an exposure can you obtain with that without serious star trails
  6. I have Tracer 12volt Power Pack which I used successfully on an iOpton Star Tracker, can I use it on a Star Adventurer or must I use 6v. I hate internal AA Batteries, prefer remote but like others the ones I’ve used keep cutting out
  7. I have just purchased a AZ Pro and am delighted with it, although the goto quite often misses the target despite levelling it to the degree. Visual is great but I expect no long exposures with regard to imaging. I have a 8" RC on it and use a Canon DSLR, also a WO 71mm for wide. I would like to know the exposures I can expect.
  8. i have recently purchased a iOptron AZ Pro, which I am pleased with however I cant make it work via the wifi on my ipad using Sky Safari plus, as is advertised, the mount connects to my ipad OK and I can connect to the mounts wifi. In setting I enter as instructed, SkiFi number 10.10.100.254, Port 8899. I could not find the Scope type AZ Pro isted so I chose the handset 8407 also alt/az, however despite this it will not connect to the scope. I have tried this with my iPhone but the same. I have contacted the dealer and iOptron but not received a reply, can any one help
  9. Many thanks Kerry, good report. I have a RC 8" so dont have problems cooling down
  10. I am considering in upgrading my Minitower 2 to the AZ Pro, I operate ftrom a patio with my house behind obstructing mt view of the North and North East, would this be a proble as it is automatic in its line up on a Star. Has anyone any views on this model, Im happy with the Minitower 2 I have but its beginning to have niggly problems, thus the possible ugrade. I tried to contact Altair Astro but they do not return my email or calls ???
  11. This Dob is set up by pointing it level North, raising it to Polaris, North, and pressing Set Latitude, so it can't be that, also the Alt slew in the right direction therefore it's only down to the AZ one which in the wrong direction
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