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About Vox45

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    Born in Montreal 45°27'39.9"N 73°35'05.4"W Living in Fontainbleau 48°23'59.6"N 2°41'38.1"E
  1. I also bought the right angle finder for my Sirius mount (HEQ5) and found this thread for the 3D printed adapter Thanks for sharing, it works perfectly ! I printed all the pieces from the second file and glued them together. I just need to spray paint them black and I will be the star of the party next time I go out
  2. Hello Florent! I used to live in Vincennes but I moved to Fontainebleau in August. So we may be living in the same region Let me know as I need to find a club and a astro buddy soon as the night will become a little bit warmer soon I am not French (Canadian actually) but I've been living in France since 2002... Do not hesitate to PM me if you like. *BTW I also have a 3D printer if you ever need to print out something.
  3. For those of us lucky enough to have a 3D printer ... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2762334
  4. Wow I did not expect it to house a big scope ... Must be bigger on the inside
  5. Nice shots I would recomend that you learn about plate solving (using astrotortilla just to name one but there are others) that will save you a lot of time and put your targets dead center. Also, I see that you went for 3200 ISO is there a rational for this setting ? I usually go for 1600 ISO on my modded 1000D.
  6. Good news on the update front. INDI and Kstars have had both new releases this week. If you are still on old version you may want to upgrade as there are a lot of new features and bug fixes. Some of the new features I found interesting are : + New Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD driver. + New INDI FFMPEG-based Webcam driver. + New ZWO USB2ST4 driver. + New Arduino ST4 driver. + New Weather Watcher driver. + MacOS improvements + Ekos Auto Park Timer + Revamped Ekos Scheduler You can find the whole list of fixes and improvements here: INDI v1.7.4 KStars v2.9.7
  7. I did the mod a while ago (pretty easy with the pinion extractor) but did not spent a lot of time aligning anything... I just made sure there was enough tension on the belt. What is there to align, I am not sure I see what you are referencing to. You got me worried I did not do a good job !
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    Dava Sobel is a terrific writer. I started with this one (longitude) and then followed with "Galileo's Daughter" and "Copernicus (A More Perfect Heaven)" I am now reading her latest book "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars"
  9. I did the upgrade (Rowan belt mode) on my HEQ5 in 30 minutes without any issues and I am all thumbs! Just make sure to get the "Pinion Gear Extractor" ... It was well worth the price ! Here is a noise comparison I did in mid-ugrade...
  10. I also have a ED80 with a Canon 1000D and I can achieve focus with the drawtube extended out about 1" I have a FR/FF and the Baader Clicklock
  11. Why not use the PA tool in sharpcap ? I heard good things about it and it is much cheaper than PoleMaster and faster than drift alignment. I am more of a Linux guy so I use INDI/Ekos to do my PA and platesolving for GOTO and center my target... works like a charm
  12. Yes it is quite easy, just go to nova.astrometry.net/upload and choose your file and let it run... If you don't enter any information in "advanced settings" the astrometry engine searches in a lot more indexes so it takes quite a while to get a result (took around 20 minutes for yours) so be patient ;)
  13. I ran your image through astrometry.net and here is what I got
  14. The second data release of ESA’s Gaia mission has produced an extraordinary catalogue of over one and a half billion stars in our galaxy. Based on observations between July 2014 to May 2016, it includes the most accurate information yet on the positions, brightness, distance, motion, colour and temperature of stars in the Milky Way as well as information on asteroids and quasars.
  15. Wow looking good :)à I see you are also ready for radioastronomy with that big dish
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