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wayne11

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  1. Billy the cable is that fragile its unbelievable, very flimsy stuff, the parts you are talking about are previous war wounds...im going to replace it all when i figure out which is which...time for the multi meter i think cheers
  2. Morning all, does anyone happen to have an image or even remember which position the 4 wires are fitted in the Hitec focuser motor at all? i know its a long shot but the outer case has come away taking 3 of the 4 wires along with it...Thanks in advance
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    ED80 focuser parts list

    All Good, M3 it is and a hand full on order....just in case. Thanks everyone
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    ED80 focuser parts list

    Thing is Julian i have found the rubber rings....just cant find the screws..Thanks for that mate, much appreciated..
  5. Hi All I have been doing some maintenance on my ED80 focuser that involved removing a skywatcher autofocuser bracket and was wondering if anyone knows the thread size of the four outer screws that hold the bracket and/or focus shaft in place?, the only info i could find was in the autofocuser parts list that included some longer ones to fix the bracket in place but then that only describes them as four Philips head screws...the others are in a safe place.....a very safe place...as in put down and forever forgotten safe place.... Thanks Wayne
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    Elephants Trunk

    Thanks guys, yes SHO was used, i will try out the different combinations when i get some more time but overall pleased for a first try
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    Elephants Trunk

    Hello All This is my very first processed narrow-band image i have taken or processed this way before so looking for pointers if possible, about an hour each of HA,SII,OIII, i know there is a lot of processing software out there now that can save some time doing this kind of imaging and processing but this one is done with DSS, PS and Astronomy tools Gear comprises of SW ED80, ZWO1600MMC, ZWO Filter Wheel Thanks Wayne
  8. Hello all, does anyone know the cable colour arrangement for a Sky-Watcher Handset Cable for AZ Goto & AZ GTi at all? I wanted to try out my eq6 handset on a skywatcher gti but of coarse...they are different...so intend to make me own.. Thanks
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    Skywatcher GTI tripod mod

    And best 20% from a 1000 using this setup and a ZWO290 in daylight....
  10. I was a bit worried about the various comments about the GTI tripod on the internet, after hours of searching it seemed an even spread of 50% dont buy and 50% buy...i couldnt make my mind up...but what i did have was an unused AZ-EQ6 doing absolutely nothing in the shed as my mount is fixed...soooo.....fettle time I wanted the GTI for what its made for, an easy to set up chuck about but i wasn't worried about the weight, it will happily sit in the back of the car for holidays/weekends away for use with the ST80 and Hyperion zoom. Its a simple setup, 300mm of stainless 60mm tube blanked off each end and drilled with 13mm holes, through this is 500mm of threaded bodge job, basicly 400mm of 12mm stainless bar with 50mm of M12 thread welded to the end, other end has 50mm of 3/8 16 unc thread welded on which sandwiches the whole lot together with a M12 thumb wheel already on the original tripod set up......so all in all sturdy as hell.. but just as heavy. Im not sure if this should be in the DIY section i apologise if it should.
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    Teamviewer

    I think your correct Ray, totally misread Grahams original post...sorry
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    Teamviewer

    If you dont have W10 but use google chrome browser try Chrome remote desktop, its an addon extension, works flawless...well it has for me anyhow , i connect to the main computer using whatever device to hand that runs google chrome
  13. Just for future reference a reply from ZWO regarding the connection to the Reducer may save someone a lot of head scratching..... The thread of reducer is too long, we provide 5mm, but the reducer need 7mm. In this case, I think you need two customized adapters. one is M48 female ring, about 3mm thinkness, like the 11mm ring on camera. screw it on reducer. So that the thread won't stucked by prism. Second one is 9mm M42 extender, replace the 11mm ring and T2-T2 adapter, between OAG and EFW.
  14. Sound plan Ray but no go...the 10mm spacer is T2...whereas the reducer and OAG is M48...the 16.5 spacer is T2 to M48 extender..i hate spacers...but the worst part is the spacers do have less thread and would of worked i think..im going to try a nylon washer in there and give it a go with focus....i have a week to return if needs be...Thanks again for your help
  15. So move that 10mm "I think" forward, hoping it has a smaller length of thread....sounding good..will get back to you
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