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Everything posted by Knighty2112

  1. One other thing you may have done also is on the Skyportal app you may have accidentally set the slew rate of the mount to fine (slowest speed), so even though you may hear the motors working you wont be able to discern movement of the scope very easily at its slowest speed.
  2. Did you turn off your mount and start everything from scratch again? Sounds like it just got confused where it was more than anything. Don’t think it would be broken just by moving it manually after undo clutches, which is one of the selling points of the scope anyway to be able to do this after any successful alignment. As yours wasn’t successful before you manually moved it then it more than likely is confused as to where it is pointing and is playing it safe not to move anymore. A switch off and back on again should hopefully cure all.
  3. As soon as I am back home from work at the weekend (and clouds permitting) I’ll get both my 80 ED ‘frac and larger 120mm ‘frac on the case. Also with the 10” Newt.
  4. Payment sent John. Yeah, got to be quick round here really! Hehe!
  5. Hi John, looking for a replacement that suits my scopes better, so if still available I will have this please. cheers, Gus
  6. Position of the sun at noon on next equinox, rather than when it crosses meridian.
  7. Position of the sun at highest altitude crossing the meridian on the next equinox from UK.
  8. Pretty good show this time.
  9. Best single image from the morning of 12/07/20, taken with Canon EOS4000D and 75-300mm zoom lens. A little editing done in Adobe, and on ipad too.
  10. Neowise 12/07/30 with Canon camera and zoom lens.
  11. Some nice views of Neowise in the evening sky tonight. Managed to snag it through my 25x70 binos, with my iphone camera held up to one of the barrels. Taken approx just gone 11pm UK time.
  12. Just waiting for the comet to clear the neighbours roof and I will be a happy bunny to after seeing Jupiter and GRS, along with Saturn.
  13. Excellent Time lapse! Hoping to see it early in the morning on Saturday (fingers crossed!) if weather Plays ball.
  14. Nice one Doug. Well done! There is a chance that there will be clear skies where I am between 1am to 3am, so fingers crossed I am going to hopefully have a shot at Comet Neowise (even more finger crossing going on!).
  15. Looking for a new 25mm EP, so I’ll take the 25mm EP off you then if still available. Ill drop you a PM.
  16. Yeah, been a while since i had some of my kit out too.
  17. My astro purchasing this year has gone right down, almost to a trickle, if not a drought. However, for my other hobbies which includes retro computing, arduino, raspberry pi, electronics etc seem to be going on a steep incline! Anyhoo, I guess I am at a stage now where I am happy with the astro kit I have now, but to get there did mean an awful lot of money spent. On the plus side my other hobbies don’t nearly consume a fraction as much as I spent on astro equipment, so I’ve still got a happy smile!
  18. Make sure the mount is level. I used to have Nexstar se and would get much better tracking with a fully level mount. Put the tripod out first, level it up with a small spirit level, then attach the top unit and try again. If the starsense does its thing after that you should hopefully get better tracking.
  19. Excellent all rounder scope. Got one off a user here a few years back, and kept it even though other scopes have come and gone. Good luck with the sale.
  20. 365 astronomy have a copy for £19 plus P&P.
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