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    Starizona Action Pack

    There is a review in latest Astronomy Technology Today. https://astronomytechnologytoday.com/ Christer, Sweden
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    Lidl EP Case

    Thinking of all the strange surplus items Lidl sell besides food, I would not have been too surprised to find this case WITH EP-s in! Christer, Sweden
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    Correct Voltage Eq-6

    More of a chemical or electro-chemical reason. To charge a lead-acid battery, the alternator output must exceed a certain minimum voltage, which is 13.8 volts. But at this voltage full charge will take forever. For reasonable charging times a voltage of 14.2-14.7 volts must be applied to the battery. Higher voltages than that will only increase production of hydrogen gas and not shorten charging times significantly. So for electronics to work in a car, they must accept a voltage of 11 to 15 volts. Most electronics specs state this as something like 12 V +- 20 %. Lower voltage will need more amps... Christer, Sweden
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    Stellarium Windows 10

    Sorted? How? Four members try to help you and you just tell us it is sorted. If you want help, you must be prepared to give something back. Not just run away... Christer ,Sweden
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    Welcome to DeepSkyStacker 4.1.0

    Yes, or AV is more "aware" of github files after this: https://blog.avast.com/greedy-cybercriminals-host-malware-on-github?ref=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=commissionjunction&couponfield=yes Christer, Sweden
  6. If calculator at http://www.ccdware.com/resources/dust.cfm is correct the dust is 3.8 mm from sensor surface (pixel size 5.7 µm - f 5). Christer, Sweden
  7. ...or try online calculator: http://www.ccdware.com/resources/dust.cfm Christer
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    Shape of the universe

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    what could be causing this?

    Sorted it out? Really? And how did you fix it? Christer
  10. Hello! I had to write a new post due to problems linking images from Dropbox. Also a member wanted me to update post. So nothing new, laser still working... When away from home I use QHY Polemaster for aligning. Works like a charm and one gets a little bit spoiled when PA is so quick and precise. But I missed a good way to align when doing balcony astronomy from home. I have good South view but can not see Polaris so Polemaster is useless. So I decided to create my own NCP, haha. I started by nailing 3 claw tee nuts into my floor, to have tripod at same place every time: I used protective lid from Polemaster adapter and mounted a small laser in it: Mounted to my HEQ5 it looks like this. I use a small 3 volt battry box for supplying power to the laser. Then I used several hours to do a very precise drift aligning, using DARV procedure. After doing a few measurements and calculations, I printed a target table and glued it close to balcony ceiling. Looks like this with laser dot in the middle of the small center circle. Numbers are degrees off NCP. Now I can carry out mount and tripod and with the aid from laser have a very good PA, often close to 0,1 degree. Also during full daylight. This idea can be used for every mount. The laser can be pointed to any surface, only important thing is it must be rock solid in respect to the mount. Christer
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    Latest Acquisition

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    APT problems.

    Had same problems one hour ago when I started using a 200D (SL2) instead of old 550D. Updated EOS Utility, which contains drivers for win but to no avail. Only solution was the full reinstall of Canons package of utilities, image processing software... This is the one where you MUST enter cameras serial number for installing. After that, and a win reboot, APT happily accepted camera. Christer, Sweden
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    Astronomy Cables

    Write to Ewan Vellacott at ewanv@me.com . For £14 he made me one. Christer, Sweden . .
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    Plate solving

    Yu can use Astrotortilla with APT. Maual here: http://www.lightvortexastronomy.com/tutorial-setting-up-and-using-astrotortilla-for-plate-solving.html Vesela koleda! Christer

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