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Dinglem

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  1. @StuartTit always closes down for me when I either tell the software using it to disconnect or when I close all Apps using it. So you probably still have an app running it in the background.
  2. @astro mick only just seen this, what mount and software are you using? Also have you tried asking on the https://groups.io/g/EQMOD/ forum as they are very helpful.
  3. Doesn't the ASIair do all that so you only need a leisure battery and a power cord to connect them up, it'll be a lot cheaper.
  4. I started with one of these https://www.firstlightoptics.com/computerised-goto-astronomy-mounts/skywatcher-eq5-pro-synscan-goto.html it was good and it will have enough capacity for your scope/camera. I've not tried the EQM35 but it has good reviews and can be broken down as a travel setup.
  5. @Yubo Hi and welcome to SGL,first thing everyone will need to know is what is your budget as that may narrow down the available mounts to suggest to you. You will idealy require a GEM (German Equitorial Mount) or similar. There are several makes available but knowing how much you would like to spend will help.
  6. Hi @Padraic M I have them both and I ordered some of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005KCGM96/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 as from memory the sesto is a 5.5 to 2.5 and the PPPAV is 5.5 to 2.1. But to be on the safe side I also ordered some of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HTFCYY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I would check for you but I've had to store all my stuff away for the time being.
  7. @MARS1960 I'd be very interested if it's still available
  8. @powerlordI used an ASI224 as a guide camera and it worked very well.
  9. My new ASI2600MC pro eventually turned up, I've been playing with it learning all about Gain and offset, all new to me having only used a dslr for dso work, It's only 20*300s subs gain 100 offset 50 with 20 flats and 20 flat-darks, I'm hopefully going to get a clear night tonight and will try gain 0 to see what difference there is. It was quickly stcked and processed in PI, please let me know what you think.
  10. @Dan13 I have a 224mc I no longer need, PM me if interested, I was thinking of putting it up for sale but haven't got round to it.
  11. @old_eyes I'll need a bigger garage for one of them
  12. @steppenwolf does it ever get to show the desktop with only 16Mb of ram
  13. Adam, all of us started in this hobby with little or no knowledge of what we were doing or what to expect. I look back at those first images I produced and remember how pleased I was with them, looking at them now they weren't very good, mainly because it took me ages to learn to collimate my newt properly. At least I could fiddle with my scope to get round stars. If I'd bought a frac I'd have assumed it was something I was doing wrong if the stars were funny shapes. Also in these strange times even the cheap end of the market isn't cheap anymore so a polite PM would most likely be appreciated.
  14. @tooth_drlooking at the pictures posted on here and elsewhere I'm looking forward to getting it. I've never used a dedicated astrocam for DSO's so may need some guidance on settings etc.
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