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About bruno

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  1. Cheapastrophotography cameras you get astro moddified cameras at a good price, then an adapter to connect to a field flattener to your camera(as well the field flattener) or just get a lens (A cheap nifty fifty) or just buy a CMOS camera and your telescope will be your lens. Also have a look at astrobackyards Review about the Star adventurer-pro on you tube may help you to decide.
  2. You may have the right co-ordinates but the wrong way round? sounds more like a firmware issue other than a power issue, have you made sure all your connections are pushed in H/set , main board connections (main have a connection between RA & Dec, check that the motors go the right way when you just the handset N S E W. hope this helps
  3. nebulosity is a good program for capture and stacking or iris ( need to be a rocket scientist) but it,s free and very pwerful
  4. Something like a webcam maybe? not something i've thought about really i just set it going and leave it if it works it works, sounds like a good idea though
  5. Try this https://www.firstlightoptics.com/zwo-cameras/zwo-asi290mm-usb-3-mono-camera.html same camera just mono when your not guiding get a filter holder some RGB and have go doing colour images just a suggestion?
  6. I know its obvious but have activated the camera in the altair program your camera should appear in the top right of the program, the other thing is have you altered the gain slider to make it brighter ?
  7. try this site well rated binos https://oberwerk.com/product-category/binoculars-scopes/by-usage/astronomy-hand-held/ that will take you the astro side then go into the bird watching side to see if you see the same set in there i've been looking at the 8x40 mariner as they are w/proof
  8. Replace the nut with a same size nylok they dont come undone.
  9. I dont own one of these but if it is not causing you any problems then leave it if it's not doing what it was bought for then change it for something that does.
  10. people who dont make mistakes dont make anything, you'll remember in future clear skies
  11. IF there is a version for a V5 hand set then you need to use that one, also did you check the time and date on your handset because if the time & date is out it will put your objects way out also check that your time and dates on your H/set match up with your computer. Im assuming that this a new mount if so it should have come with the latest firmware on it. hope this helps. http://skywatcher.com/download/software/ there is firmware for the V5 H/set on here but i can't find the loader (maybe get intouch with sky watcher?)
  12. for wide scope imaging you will need a small refractor or a dedicated lens, but the planets would only be small and therfore you would also need maksukov or a shmitt cassigrain to do your planets. Have a look at trevor jones Astrobackyard on his set up for wide field and then look on youtube for some one that does planetary viewing/imaging to see if ther set-up is similar. Just noticed your scope not that far off with 540mm but as i've said you will want something like your asi071 with an adaptor to connect a lens too.
  13. Polar scope align is the one i used (got a pole master), as it has different polar scope reticules have look at the app in play store and the featureare ther for you to see if you have the same reticule (not all reticules are the same)
  14. Hi has anyone got a LX85 mount, just want a quick review gps? any good? accurate goto? Thanks in anticipation Bruno
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