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  1. Correct, just had a closer look and it looks much improved since I got mine, better quality and longer. Mine works ok.
  2. I should start using EQmod as soon as you can, then you can use the new Meridian Flip tool in APT, I've used it a couple of times now and it appears to work well. It will do plate solve after the flip to check your target is still centred.
  3. F Number = Focal length / Diameter of the lens, so it's a fixed number depending on how that specific scope is made. So if you had 2 scopes exactly the same length but one had an objective lens twice the size it's F number would be half the other scope.
  4. Hi welcome to SGL, take a look at https://www.firstlightoptics.com/telegizmos-telescope-covers.html
  5. I've upgraded my focuser so have a Skywatcher Dual-Speed Low Profile 1.25/2" Crayford focuser for sale £70 delivered to UK only. Bank transfer or Paypal F&F preferred.
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    APT 3.63 - Important Fix

    Managed my 1st automatic meridian flip last night, it worked perfectly, just need to play with the delay settings as it stopped capturing then took what seemed like ages to flip. Everything appeared to work as expected, just need to look through what I got.
  7. Dinglem

    Renting Photo-Shop

    You can always try GIMP which is free, https://www.gimp.org/
  8. Dinglem

    Best modded Canon dslr

    I use an unmodified 200d which has an articulated screen and is very sensitive, I also use it for general photography. I also have an unmodded 450D that I'm considering modding myself, I use APT and not having an articulated screen isn't an issue as I do everything looking at my laptop screen.
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    Apologies to you all.

    Well have you managed to get out with your scope, if so how was it? It cleared here by 18.00 and is still clear, the moon is very bright. I'm just testing out my remote connection and all appears to be working ok. May as well get some shots of the moon as I use an unmodified DSLR everything else is getting washed out.
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    Apologies to you all.

    I'll try again, I don't live too far away from you and it's still showing a few clear hours tomorrow night, I hope it stays that way so we can get outside.
  11. Dinglem

    Apologies to you all.

    @Astro Imp
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    Nice capture, even though it's small it's obvious what it is. Just don't let the tabloids see it, they will claim it's a UFO on the wat to destroy the earth!!
  13. Dinglem

    JamesF's observatory build

    A well hit six can do a lot of damage to security lighting
  14. Dinglem

    JamesF's observatory build

    Wait a minute, an obsy, a brewery making beer and cider and what looks like a bit of grass we can all pitch a tent on, when's the inaugaral @JamesF star-party
  15. It should look similar to this

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