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kroy

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  1. Hi All, Anyone selling Celestron starsense for skywatcher mounts please.
  2. I mean these are USB to RJ45 FTDI cables so should do the job - unless I am missing something
  3. are these EQDIR cables some special or can we just buy say one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+to+rj45+ftdi&sprefix=usb+to+rj%2Caps%2C147&crid=22HM5PFAGOAS0
  4. are these EQDIR cables some special or can we just buy say one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+to+rj45+ftdi&sprefix=usb+to+rj%2Caps%2C147&crid=22HM5PFAGOAS0
  5. Hi Antony, I have to agree that 200PDS is a beast and not very portable. I have this telescope and its a brilliant scope with brilliant visuals. I do agree that it can end up having eye piece at awkward location due to the EQ5 mount but none the less you can rotate your scope. I have to add to it that the eye piece supplied with this will not allow you much to explore the wonderful sky so you might have to go for better eye piece or filters. Since my main aim was astro photography this suits me well.. I upgraded mine to goto and its brilliant. However for some reason I got the mount motors behaving funny and not having enough time to get it out and fix it. Remember to buy a laser collimator on day 1 as this is something that you will require from time to time with reflectors. Thanks Roy
  6. I wouldnt call it cheating because you are not putting anything additional in the image that wasn't there. The final image is still the same as captured by you .. all you are doing is processing it to supress unwanted noise and get the best of the object in concern.
  7. thanks for the reply !! Is the connector that you are mentioning the one that connects the EQ5 mount to he hand controller ?
  8. Oh - so in your case the problem was not the mount but the hand controller. Which might be the case with me too since my hand controller was also kept in the garage. (And it is still there) I will take it out and on a good sunny day (Hopefully to still get it in UK) will keep it in sun. I will also update the firmware and will try again and see how it works. Thanks for the advise.
  9. I will try about how the light flickers and will get back - thank you for your advise Tinker.
  10. I was trying to connect it to the mains and use it- for portable power I have a 12v unit that I bought from TESCO http://www.tesco.com/direct/4-in-1-power-pack-jump-start-portable-power-usb-power-supply-and-led-torch/141-1002.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=141-1002
  11. thats a good point - its an old firmware but I thought since it was working fine it should continue to work but anyways - I will update the handset and test and will let you know. Thanks for the advise !!
  12. Any suggestions what could be wrong here? OR has anyone ever faced this problem I kept the mount in the house whole day and then tried and its still the same.
  13. Thanks!! Powering the mount by mains
  14. Hi, I have a EQ5 mount which I use on my 200 PDS and synscan goto system. I used this in summers and was working fine and then the mount was kept in my garage for around 2-3 mounts and now when I took this out - Its behaving silly. First it started screaching a lot and then its going crazy on RA Axis. It will start rotating in one direction and then will stop and start rotating in the opposite direction - all while I keep holding the same button. For any speed less than 7 it does not even start moving. I applied some lubricant but neither it helped with the noise and obviously not with this rotation. Any advise please ?? ?
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