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About piprees

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    Astrophotography, opera, skiing, my guzzi. Not any more, sold the Guzzi to get the Zwo 1600.
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    witney oxon
  1. Spookily just finished mine. I'll take a photo of it later and try and explain everything then. How strange...... Phil
  2. Hi, I'm trying to tidy up the mains cables on my set up. Has anyone got any experience with a 175-265V to DC 12V 20A 240W IP53 Outdoor Transformer Power SupplyDriver or similar. What I'm aiming for is 1 mains cable to a small transformer with 3x12v outlets for camera, mount and autoguider. Apparently they're popular in the USA but I've not heard much about them being used in the UK. Hope somebody can help, Kind regards, Phil
  3. Hi, I’m interested in using wi fi connections for my equipment using SGpro and my laptop. May be a daft question but, do the systems work with SGpro??? I was thinking of the StellarMate system or if that is too complex maybe starting with the Sky-Watcher SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter or SkyFi III Wireless Telescope Control System. Any info will be gratefully received. Kind regards, Phil
  4. Thanks John, in the words of Windsor Davies, what a pity, never mind.
  5. Hi, I have a Baader diamond steeltrack NT fitted to my Skywatcher 200p and I wonder if this focuser will fit, with an adaptor, to a refractor. Seems like something simple but has anyone ever tried it. Kind regards, P.
  6. Yes, all as directed on the quick start leaflet. Very curious. P.
  7. Hi, I have a Zwo asi 120mc s which I have connected up through the usb3 port as suggested by Zwo however it only registers as usb2. Has anyone come across this problem and if so how is it sorted so that it registers as being connected through usb3. Hope someone can help, Kind regards, Phli
  8. Thanks Wim, I did actually try it that way but the focuser is a tiny bit nearer to the scope and I couldn't lower the focuscube any more. I did think about raising the focuser by making up a spacer between the focuser and the base plate but turning it 90 degrees turned out to be a little easier. Interesting though, even deeper lateral thinking. Kind regards, Phil
  9. The guys from Pegasus are great. Lateral thinking, I turned the Baader focuser 90 degrees. Sorted. Actually it was a bit of a Homer Simpson "Doh" moment. Just hope this helps anybody else scratching their head. P.
  10. Hi, I've gone and bought a Pegasus Focuscube for my Baader Diamond Steeltrack, mainly because Baader have been rather slow in their development of their steeldrive system and Pegasus have had very good revues. However.....I've got it on a Skywatcher 200p Newtonian. Now maybe I missed something but I couldn't find anything on the Pegasus site to say that the Focuscube isn't compatible with Newtonian scopes, in fact it has a "universal" bracket which allows it to fit just fine, but.... the temperature socket ends up flush against the side of the scope. Again, I ask, have I missed something? To be honest I don't really think that the temp. probe would be completely necessary if I go for a focus check every 30 minutes or so it's just a bit of a bummer not to know (or realise!!) beforehand. Has anyone else done this, I won't laugh, honest. Sympathetic comments will help, Kind regards, Phil
  11. Hi, I'm still deliberating about the Pegasus autofocus system but can't quite understand why there are 2 types of motor, the DC servo and the unipolar stepper. Which would be the best for imaging with a Newtonian Skywatcher 200p. Any help is gratefully received, Regards, P.
  12. Many thanks, looks like a great place, might give it a go. P.
  13. Hi, Does anyone know of a good dark skies campsite in Wiltshire. I would like it to have electric hookup as I don't have a power tank. Any recommendations gratefully received. kind regards, P.
  14. Thankyou guys, pretty fundamental really, I should have known better and checked, DOH!!!
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