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  1. We have had them in the garden for the past 5 years, I put new nest boxes up last year so they move into the obs, obviously a better des Res.
  2. Imaging suspended due to squatters in my observatory, a wren has decided to build a nest in the obs, I managed to seek in and cap the scopes but will stay away for the next month or so.
  3. You could try Prof. Brad Gibson, he has given a couple of talks at Cleethorpes astro, and a couple of zoom talks https://www.hull.ac.uk/staff-directory/brad-gibson
  4. If as you say, everything is a fuzzy blob, perhaps you are over exposing when focusing, try lowering the gain a touch
  5. On the mount in the observatory ready to go.
  6. I have an 8" RC and didn't bother measuring back focus, I had no clue where it was for my setup I just went with the tried and tested 'try it and see' method
  7. I have passed a message on to Barry at beacon hill for you. He is pretty much retired now but I do know he still does the mounts.
  8. Before I automated things that's exactly how I used to do it
  9. Very interesting thread, my QHY9 defiantly blows away from the heatsink.....quality control!!!! Anyway I have just flipped the fan around and will bang off some darks tonight.
  10. My QHY9 draws warm air from the heatsink to the outside air
  11. I had a go with it and it couldn't find my filter wheel (ascom) so uninstalled it
  12. Im sticking with the version i have now, it works for me and i have no need to upgrade. if they bring out a radical new version i will bite the bullet ( but i cant think what that upgrade would be.
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