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Star Struck

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  1. I have one 2" eyepiece in my 200P dob that needs a 50mm, but all the rest are happy with 35mm.
  2. As an aside, when I use it to view or photo the sun, I do not use go to. I manually align it on the sun and use the point and track function. Works fairly well and tracks well enough for my needs. I still do the North and level alignment manually before turning the mount on.
  3. You are grasping at straws. I use the Pro version of the app with my AzGti with no problems. It works for me on Windows, Android and iOS. My firmware on the mount is 3.16 so four releases out of date. Having read the horror stories people have had updating it, I have been loathed to try it.
  4. Open the synscan app. On the first page select Utility, once that has displayed a new page select Information. The mount firmware is indicated by the label Motor board.
  5. Sorry for the confusion. I was directing the question at the OP.
  6. Let me ask what may look like a stupid question. When you say your last movements were up and right, was that based on 1. The movement you could see through the eyepiece? or 2. The physical right and left keys on the app?
  7. Firstly are you attaching via wireless or using a synscan handset? I have worked out when using this mount, when you do star alignment you have to make sure that your last movement use the "up" and "right" arrows. Once you have done this, it will give you the chance to click on the tick to confirm your alignment star is correct. If you do not do this then you will not be able to confirm the alignment. The clues to most things are in the synscan handbook but you have to dig around a bit. Tony
  8. I have the following items for sale: 1. Lacerta Dual Speed 1:10 Microfocus Upgrade Kit for Skywatcher Crayford Focusers - £35 including postage to the UK only. - SOLD 2. Compression-Ring adapter for Sky-Watcher Newtonians (M54) - £18 including postage to the UK only. - SOLD 3. Takahashi Vixen dovetail ( TKP71423 ) - £23 including postage to the UK only. - SOLD
  9. I have one of these triple shoe holders I can sell you if you are interested. I have been using it on a Skywatcher 200p dob. Tony
  10. The white Vixen dovetail can be seen in the attached photos. It is slightly wider that the Vixen dovetails supplied by ADM et al, which means it does not fit in the standard ADM or Altair saddles but does fit in the traditional Vixen saddle with the big set screw. I believe it is still available if you search around. Another alternative is to use the Tak Vixen dovetail (picture included) but that has the opposite problem. It is much narrower that the ADM dovetails and falls out of their saddles. However, it does fit in the traditional Vixen saddle with the big set screw. Tony
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