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About alcol620

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  1. Thanks Gav will give it a go next time out. Regards Alec
  2. Hi Gav $19 for the upgrade version 3. A bargain. Haven't tried it yet to slave the mount as the POTH hub is slaving the dome and mount fine, but presumably version3 has solved the SGPro problem?
  3. Great news for my Laptop running Windows 8.1 Latest download from Microsoft KB3038936 seems to have corrected the issues. Tested the set up and POTH enabled connection to the scope and the dome and the dome slaved the scope. Thanks to all those involved to get the issue sorted
  4. I'm running Windows 8.1 and had a problem with POTH being unable to connect to the mount. POTH still connects fine to the Dome. It still connects up via SGPro as does the Dome. This is also reported on the SGPro forum website, someone else had problems with dome and mount connections see http://forum.mainsequencesoftware.com/t/alert-ascom-broken-by-windows-update/6909/7 and http://forums.dc3.com/showthread.php?11182-ALERT-Windows-10-Update-KB4056892-Reported-Problems&p=67734#post67734 I manually changed the DCOM settings to "call" for the scope settings but still unable to utilise POTH to connect up the mount. Waiting for feedback on whether the ASCOM initiative download works for Windows 8.1 before I install it. Anyone know?
  5. Thanks Gav, we await developments.
  6. I didn't quite understand the information circulated at http://forum.mainsequencesoftware.com/t/sgpro-3-0-and-other-changes/6012 I assume that having already purchased SGPro version 3 when released will have another charge to pay to upgrade to it?
  7. Hi Gav, presumably the beta version you mention will end up as part of the pay-for version, in the new Pixinsight charging system?
  8. Hi everyone, happy New Year. Just by way of an update and I hesitate to report that the Dome and mount are behaving themselves, slaving using POTH. Ran for 12 hours one night before Christmas with a Meridian flip in the middle. Thanks gain to those that helped me get it all sorted. Alec
  9. ASI1600mm cool

    See Jon Rista for suggestions at https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/549417-asi1600-experiments-with-high-gain-nb-imaging/
  10. ASI1600mm cool

    60s exposures at unity for LRGB will do fine
  11. Steve, predictions getting more and more cloudy?
  12. Thanks Steve, Moon about to get smaller and cloud increasing!!! What a hobby
  13. Steve This stuff is excellent too. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=braided+cable+tidy&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=185296978976&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1910637210463610742&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006644&hvtargid=kwd-319516750769&ref=pd_sl_3gs8zqec3p_e By way of and update, the set up utilising POTH ran faultlessly last night for 5 hours, including a meridian flip. Then clouds appeared.
  14. Thanks Steve. I think I will leave this to run now, if SGPro sort it then well and good, no hassle using POTH. Not sure why I packed up using it before - just a little bit more knowledgeable now I suspect. As always thanks for your help Alec