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About kendg

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  1. kendg

    TMT Great News

    Agreed, but I like the attitude of Hawaiian wayfinder Nainoa Thompson. Mauna Kea is used as a sign post to find a way home. Now it can be used to find a way forward.
  2. kendg

    TMT Great News

    The Supreme Court in Hawaii just ruled in favour of building the Thirty Meter Telescope. Finally puts the law suits to rest. Wonder if I can mount my DSLR on it when built
  3. First purchase https://www.firstlightoptics.com/books/making-every-photon-count-steve-richards.html
  4. kendg

    Upgrade mount or start autoguiding?

    If I read your procedure right for polar alignment, you always put Polaris at 9 o'clock and it drifts. Remember, Polaris revolves around the pols so you need to put is at the correct position around the circle. A good app will help you get the right position for Polaris at the current time you are doing the PA. I use an app called Scope Companion on Android.
  5. I have the Baader 8-24 zoom and quite like it. At 24mm it's a bit soft but I still like it.
  6. Someone once said you can either get on the Merry-go-round or watch. The sooner you get on, the longer you can ride. I'm happy with my ED80, but eventually will move up to the Esprit 100. It may take a few years, but that's the goal.
  7. One of the things I like about the Moonlite is I got 2 finder shoes on it. Great for a finder/guider and RDF too. Installing it was a piece of cake.
  8. kendg

    Hi, from Western Canada

    Welcome from Alberta. Yes, we tend to learn more from our mistakes than our successes. I'm learning a lot
  9. kendg

    Focussing A DSLR

    +1 for BYEOS. APT does the same thing. I have both but BYEOS works best for me.
  10. kendg

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    I'm pretty sure that they only fit the RDF only.
  11. On this side of the pond we use a 3100 watt generator to power our travel trailer. It has enough power to run everything including the A/C and microwave at the same time. I've used it to power my AZEQ6, computer and cameras every once in a while and also the essentials in our home when the power goes out. The downside is the fuel tank on it lasts only 6-8 hours. As Steve says, solar is good too.
  12. First, the book Making every photon count is a good start. is a great start. You might want to consider the Star Adventurer mount and continue using your camera.
  13. kendg

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    If you know someone with a 3d printer, this works great. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:241592 I've made an few of them for others. It works a charm.
  14. kendg

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    I agree. It's a great mount as long as you don't over extend it to much.
  15. kendg

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    I found that there are 2 screws that hold the wedge to the mounting plate that can come a bit lose. When I tightened them up everything seems fairly stable.

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