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uhb1966

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  1. well,my fellow stargazers beat me to giving you more tips One more thing: i suggest starting out without the barlow lens and well, using the moon as a target which you know by now - with the moon, you can get by with quite short exposures, that reduce the wobbles And: if you dive into astrophotography, usually the most expensive hardware is agood mount ... best! U.
  2. Hi Bodger! Well, the wobble is , im afraid, nothing you can do a lot about. Regarding the dark picture: darkness is a function of the scopes aperture and its magnification, ie the more mag, the darker, the larger the aperture , the brighter. Regarding the softness: how far is the tower from you, and how is the seeing today? for a test, you might want to try a target no too far away, like 1-2 miles...
  3. You are right! Neg magnitude seems to be an understatement... Imho not a comet... hope it's not some kind of artefact.
  4. @wornish you are totally right. For the same reason, i stick with 10.13.6. I have used Macs since 2008 for making a living but i´m not sure whether i'll buy another mac again. About wine: if you are not going to update that software, wine *may* be an option, but i'd use vmware w/ a current version of Win10.
  5. I love wine but it's really a hell to configure with some software. If you just want to run Windows software, and don't want to spend a lot of money, virtualbox is free while vmware is much better but costs a few squid. You will also need a Windows license key and install medium which might cost anything betweeen 10 and 40 squid.
  6. C/2020 seems to be clearly visible on LASCO C3: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/lasco-coronagraph Its no Halley, but considerably brighter than all stars in view...
  7. I'm certainly no pro, but to start things up, i would nowadays ONLY start with the following things 1- a good deck chair with arms rests - in your case 2 desk chairs 2- a wellpriced 11x70 binocular like for example: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p2005_TS-Optics-11x70-LE-Porro-Prism-Binoculars---perfect-for-twilight-and-night.html 3- a free star map application like stellarium or CDC. Only if you and your daughter start using the binos on a regular basis, it's time for the next step. PS the arm rests are vital bc that bino gets VERY HEAVY with time! Best, and have fun!! U.
  8. These are probably extremely stupid ideas but i'll fire it off anyway: there are these egg-box shaped silencer foam thingies. Maybe glue some of them together as a silencer around the part of the mount that contains the gears? Can the mount be belt modded? I personally use eqmod.
  9. Wow ... a 400+ squid weather station! Oh boy ... Mine is definitely more frugal... https://www.froggit.de/product_info.php?info=p316_wh1080-se-profi-funk-wetterstation-solar-touchscreen-usb--neuer-aussenmast-.html ...but i fire my money out for cars Regarding the BT/Wlan question: I'd also go for Wlan if possible - you can then beam the data over longer distances.
  10. He'll run out of money. But the debris will remain... until they fall back to earth. I do hope they are small enough to get vaporized on reentry.
  11. With an optimized setup, i got the time for hardware setup and start cooling down to 11min 3 sec. Again, thank you all
  12. APT has the possibility to show you USB commands, and there's a free demo - here: https://www.astrophotography.app/downloads.php
  13. Hi @alacant yes, possible! but i guess if i optimize my setup, i might make it without a permanent setup. Thanks for the idea with the upside down water tank!!!
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