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  1. WADAS forum 4

    Hi Eric, I’ll not get out tonight probably just going to do a bit at home later. Hope you get out.
  2. WADAS forum 4

    Another nice image Eric. Yeah you were missed on Monday night. We had a good night, got some clear skies and made all the better by Adam treating us to mulled wine and mince pies, certainly helped keep the frost at bay 😀
  3. Thanks Martin, I have the Sync Behaviour setting at sync but still not working. Got some advice from the SGP forum saying that I need to look at the sync points saved by EQASCOM.
  4. Hi, After 6 months of working perfectly my neq6 refuses to sync with sgp. After completing the solve and sync feature, the plate solve RA and DEC coords remain unchanged on SGPs control panel. Its also affecting the plate solving. I end up using Astronomy.Net as the PlateSolve2 usually fails. I've tried reinstalling the latest ASCOM platform and skywatcher software. I've updated the Hand Control software. The user profile settings in SGP are correct but still no joy. All other functions work ok. Is there a function in SGP to overwrite the telescope coords displayed in Control Panel? Anybody recommend any tips I could try. thanks Dec
  5. WADAS forum 4

    Great image Eric...looks like you had a cracking night at Winscar.
  6. WADAS forum 4

    Sorry I’ll miss the meeting too and the RSPB event on Saturday as I’ll be in Northumberland until Sunday.
  7. WADAS forum 4

    Haha... Must be the time of year Eric, had exactly the same problem. After using same kit for nearly a year, last night my photo capture software SGP decided not to connect to my mount and when I finally got that sorted the mount wouldn't connect to my guide camera. Uninstalled and reinstalled everything, checked cables ...after 2 hours still no joy then as I was about to call it a night, it started working???? Hopefully get it a bit more reliable over the next couple of nights as the forecast looks pretty good.
  8. WADAS forum 4

    Would like to get to Winscar tonight, but I'll struggle to make it. Probably set up in the garden later when kids are in bed. Hope all who go to Winscar or further afield have a good night. Look forward to your reports and images later in the week.
  9. WADAS forum 4

    Nice images Eric, looks like you've cracked the focus with the refractor.
  10. WADAS forum 4

    Nice work Eric. You did well to pick up M108. I tried some galaxies in Ursa major NGC3718 & 3729 but couldn't pick them out of the LP. I set up at home last night but spent most of the early evening messing with the mount. In the end I thought Id try the cocoon nebula. With it being a Ha image and high in the sky, I thought I could get some definition. I left everything running to early morning and managed 17 x 10min subs. Just need to add some colour in the next few weeks clouds permitting.
  11. WADAS forum 4

    Clouds didn't move Damian... we stayed until after midnight but no joy.... then to top it off... got home not a cloud in the sky and stayed clear until this morning ... opened the curtains to be greeted with a clear view of Orion!! I'm sure it was laughing at me 😀
  12. WADAS forum 4

    I'm going to get out tonight, possibly Winscar or Sutton Bank. Looking like Clear skies from 10pm at Winscar and from 8pm at Sutton Bank. Forecast looks better the further north you go. Anyone fancy it?
  13. WADAS forum 4

    Haha great Eric, you'd have a bit of crack star aligning that setup. You'd have to change your name to 8star 😀
  14. WADAS forum 4

    Thanks Neil. Most stayed in the house. I stayed in a camper. Was a great trip, didn't look like the cloud was going to lift but we ended up with a reasonably clear sky on Saturday night.
  15. WADAS forum 4

    Haha cheers Ben, don't think I'll be starting a career in stand up comedy anytime soon. Here's a few widefield images taken on Saturday night. I've stacked them and stretched in pixinsight.