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JemC

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About JemC

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    Photography, Astronomy, Cycling
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  1. Synscan handset

    According to the official blurb on the Skywatcher WiFi adapter Creates it’s own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere without reliance on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the relevant Synscan App and following a simple alignment procedure - you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menus.
  2. HEQ5 and Synscan Power

    No longer have it, i upgraded to the EQ6 Pro ( but wouldn't hesitate to get another if i downgrade)
  3. HEQ5 and Synscan Power

    Absolutely, The HEQ5 is a very good mount, i used to have the standard one then upgraded it to the synscan goto, never had a problem with it, Yes occasionally things can/do go wrong but that's just not limited to astro stuff
  4. Best IOS App for star gazing

    SkySafari 5+ is a well used one, and it is pretty good at what it does, you do have to buy it, but it is worth the money, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skysafari-5-plus/id1055359142?mt=8 available on Android as well i believe
  5. i got myself one of these, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Voltage-Switching-Replacement-Speakers-Charging/dp/B01M5IYJO1/ref=pd_sim_107_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=698514ABJGT6MP4RHN1X and plug it into my power pack, but you can get them with mains plug, https://www.amazon.co.uk/CUGLB-Universal-Adapter-Appliances-Connector/dp/B06XD4XDB5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516285341&sr=8-1&keywords=6v+mains+power+supply
  6. Powering a DSLR

    not been able to find any in UK less than £20 including delivery(7-15 days) doesn't seem to bad
  7. Powering a DSLR

    Do you mean something like this? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-Cigarette-Lighter-Adapter-ACK-E8-for-Canon-EOS-Rebel-T2i-T3i-T4i-T5i-550D-600D/32795244401.html not something i have used, when at home i use one of these https://www.digi-quick.co.uk/canon-eos-600d-power-adapter
  8. Show us your ED80’s!

    Very nice indeed, liking that colour of red a lot
  9. That's quite a good result have you tried dropping your ISO from 1600, i remember reading somewhere (can't remember where at the moment) that an ISO of 800 is better suited to the Canon 600d for astrophotography Regards
  10. Hi Zola and welcome to SGL The sky-watcher wifi adapter is as far as i know for Skywatcher go-to mounts, unfortunately i believe the star adventurer is not/does not have go-to, so will not work with it. Regards James
  11. Show us your ED80’s!

    Here's mine courtesy of @newbie alert in it's new pasture Still waiting for it's 1st light
  12. Congratulations on your new mount, your going to love it, and paired with the ed80 should produce some cracking results, i spent a similar amount of time last night getting mine to communicate with Stellarium,
  13. Hello from PEI, Canada

    Hi Roddy and a very warm welcome to SGL
  14. EQ6 Laptop control

    little update on this, I ended up buying this cable that @Lightbucket linked to, https://www.dewcontrol.com/EQ6_USB_Cable/p3099125_13454589.aspx very nice people indeed, asked if they could make it 2.5m long, no problem,pretty quick delivery also, Plugged it in, laptop picked it up straight away, (and it keeps it com port) So lets see if i can get it hooked up to mount and control by Stellarium just spent the best part of 2 hours fiddling with the PC and mount trying to get them to talk to each other, Ascom drivers and everything installed installed latest rev of Stellarium and then Stellarium scope, was not getting much joy from that, for some reason it was not finding the right com port? so spent a while trying to sort that before giving up and deciding to give CdC a go, installed CdC, fired everything up put all settings in and within 2 minutes had it working and slewing , still not 100% happy though as i really don't get on with CdC layout, much prefer Stellarium as it just seems to be more user friendly and easier to read, So with the new found joy i go back to Stellarium, but still no joy so time for google, anyway after a little searching come across a thread from a while ago on SGL, followed some of the info from that, turns out what i needed to do was go into Ascom profiler, com port settings, force com port and input the com port to force, after i did that hey presto IT WORKS whether it all still works when i eventually get it all installed in my yet unfinished obsey is a different matter but for now i am a happy
  15. Canon 600d usb cable

    You need one like this, https://www.digi-quick.co.uk/canon-eos-600d-usb-cable?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8JWKt-PO2AIVK7HtCh2poQ8hEAQYASABEgJdg_D_BwE
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