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About DanLXIX

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  1. It's not the handset that's the problem though, I don't use it. It's the motor control box that's faulty. I use the WiFi adaptor and drive it from my laptop.
  2. I've tried powering the handset directly and it lights up and beeps 3 times but nothing else. The WiFi adaptor doesn't power up when plugged into the unit, so I'm getting nothing from it at all. Looks like I'm going to have to replace it Can you even buy these on there own?
  3. Sadly not, the WiFi adapter doesn't work when it's plugged in as well, so I looks like a problem on the main board.
  4. Well it also behaves in the same way in the car, so I think it's safe to say its faulty. Are they repairable, or is it a replacement I'm looking at?
  5. I think I'll plug in into the car and see what happens.
  6. It's worth adding that I had the WIFI adaptor on before which wasn't powering up, so I put the handset on. I also tried powering it from a 12v PSU but that was only a 1A supply so I don't know if that is enough, but I got the same result.
  7. Ahh dammit, wrong link. Sorry, I've no idea now I managed to do that. This is the correct video, and I've updated the original link too.
  8. Long time no see from me. It's been 18 months since I've been able to dig out my gear and I finally got the chance last night so I thought I'd set up and check everything out. Physically everything is good, but the EQ5 controller won't start up properly - it lights up the hand controller and beeps and then that is it. It's connected to a fully charged power pack that I was using before so I don't think it's that. Has anyone seen this happen? This video shows it. To add to my challenges, I've now moved to Denmark so I'm not sure at the moment where I would go to get this repaired.
  9. You were spot on. I worked out what was going on and I'm going to need a focus extension tube to make it work. Would have been helpful for RVO to know this, so I could have bought one at the time!
  10. Thanks for all the replies. I shall give it another go in daylight and see how I go.
  11. Last month I bought an Anteres Versascope 10 x 60 and a ZWO ASI120MM Mini to step in to the work of guiding... Cue several weeks of cloud. Tonight was the first clear night where I've had chance to set up so given the full moon I thought I'd give it go because I wouldn't be imaging anything. Anyway, installed PHP2 and SharpCap but I don't seem to be able to get anything out of the camera except shades of grey through white and for the life of me I can't work out what I doing wrong. So my question is, can someone talk me through a setup and how best to test this please?
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    Various DSO's that I've attempted to image
  13. So I'm now planning to make the move to guiding, and I was hoping some of you may have experience of the kit options to help me make a choice. FLO have two options: Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50ED Guidescope & ZWO ASI120MM - £290 ish Startravel-80 and ZWO ASI-120MM - £300-400 ish RVO have : Antares Versascope 10 x 60 & ZWO ASI120MM - £250 ish The Startravel is the largest and can be mounted piggyback or side by side so there is additional cost with mounting options but is the most powerful, the other two will sit in the guidescope mount which makes it easy to set up.
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    Solar system objects
  15. Is this still available? Can't find this on the web (looks like they no longer exist) so I'm wondering how it fits on the tube when it's on a mount?
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