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  1. hi, i have a qhy163m camera and i'm about to buy a filter wheel from aliexpress. could anyone advise me on the differences between these two please. this one is £207 for the QHYCFW3s-SR 1.25x7 or the QHYCFW3-S-US 7x1.25 QHYCFW3M SR QHYCFW3M US Inch 36 Mm X 7 Ps Elektrische Filter Wiel Elektrische Telescoop Filter Wiel|Monocular/Binoculars| - AliExpress and this one is £175 for the 7 Position 1.25inch QHYCFW3 S 36mm 6 ps 1.25inch 7ps electric filter wheel electric telescope filter wheel|Monocular/Binoculars| - AliExpress i'll be using it on a skywatcher 200p F5 ota. as f
  2. i've previously had a SW mount and never had a problem updating the synscan v4 handset
  3. ***Solved*** it worked for me doing it this way Phew, i managed to get it all updated to the latest 20190716 firmware. so this is what happened, i updated my hc okay and then tried to update the mainboard with latest 20190716 firmware several times without success. i then managed to load the previous firmware CEM60_Mainboard_20161101 but that left me with no ra or dec firmware installed as they were both showing unkown. i power cycled the mount and restarted the software several times trying to load the ra or dec firmware but it wouldn't work so i decided to reload
  4. thanks for those files. i now have the CEM60_Mainboard_20161101.bin which i had previously installed before i started all this but now it won't install the RA or DEC files. i keep getting the error shown in the video which keeps cycling through the error message until i turn the mount off
  5. if you could send them all to me please that would be great then i have them for future reference. i only updated the mainboard and then got the error so i will try and load yours which is what was previously installed on my mount and hopefully i can get it working again thanks
  6. i've messaged ioptron support but won't get a reply until after the weekend, i just thought i'd ask on here if anyone else had this happen to them and if they had a solution
  7. a couple of days before i bought the mount i downloaded all the firmware in readiness to update it all when collected it from the seller and i eventually got it home. when this update failed i downloaded it again thinking it may have been a corrupt .bin file when i downloaded it again i noticed the filename had changed from: CEM60_MAIN_CONTROL_BOARD_v20190716 to CEM60_MAINBOARD_20190716 its only a slight name change of the bin file and they are both the same file size but it just makes me wonder why they changed the filename and maybe the bin file was corrupt and this is the caus
  8. i don't have it. i've looked on their website for older firmware but can't find it. i did take a photo of the previous firmware before i tried the update.
  9. i hope this is not the case as i've just bought this 2nd hand and paid a lot of money for it. i only bought it on thursday and decided to update it last night(Friday)
  10. ***Solved*** see the 13th post further down. Ioptron ask you to power cycle the mount after each update. that didn't work for me. the method i used in the 13th post below worked for me. hi, so i decided to do a firmware update on my cem60 mount. i followed the instuctions from the pdf file from here: http://www.ioptron.com/v/firmware/CEM60_FirmwareUpgrade.pdf i updated the handset controller without any problems. the next instruction was to update the mainboard. all seemed to go well then about 5 seconds before the green progress bar in the update utility software
  11. i think i have one somewhere, i'll give that a go. thanks
  12. I have to have my focus tube fully extended to obtain focus and then locked in position with the screw. i do notice a little movement of the focus tube especially with the heavy DSLR attached so it may well be image tilt as you suggest, thanks
  13. hi, i have a canon 70d attached to a skywatcher ST80 sitting on sw star adventurer pro with the L-bracket. i levelled my tripod and polar aligned. i switched to liveview and zoomed in on a bright star (Arcturus) and used a bahtinov mask to focus. i then took a test shot at 30secs at iso1600 and the stars look a weird shape. does anyone know what is the cause of this original RAW file attached _MG_0336.CR2
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