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  1. Hi, Just a heads up.....Kstars 3.5.2 was released tonight. Doug
  2. Hi, I used to have a powered USB 3.0 hub attached to the side of my mount then I would run a 10m USB 3.0 cable into my back room and connect it to my computer. This would work but as previously stated 10m is a bit of a push. When I first tried it I could not get it to work as I was using cheap USB 3.0 hub and cables. I paid a lot more for the hub from 'Startech' and the USB 3.0 active cable from Lindy and I got it to work and ran it like that for a number of years. I am now using a RPI 4 attached to my telescope and from this I am running a Cat 6 cable into my house and com
  3. Fits Liberator allows you to view Fits images on your computer. Doug
  4. Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the replies I'll just use some normal stuff not the quick set. Doug
  5. Thanks for the advice Doug
  6. Hi, I've finally decided that I've had enough carting my astro gear in and out of the house everything I want to do some imaging/observing. I'm also going to buy a heavier mount in the near future so I'm not sure if I'll even be able to carry it out. We are going to do some work on our garden in the spring which includes having a new patio laid. The boss has given me permission for a permanent pier as we can't fit an observatory in. I intend making a concrete pier and have seen a number of similar projects, but I can't find out which type of concrete to use. I've seen multi-purp
  7. Thanks, you’ve been a great help and it will assist me in sorting out the portable observatory. Doug
  8. Thanks, Can’t have pier at this time as the boss won’t let me have a permanent set up until we move house so making portable/takedown observatory just for my scope that I can use over the winter. Doug
  9. Hi, I've used my 12v lithium golf battery for about 5/6 years without any problems to my HEQ5 mount. Doug
  10. Hi, can anyone with the above mount/tripod please give me the distance between the tripod legs. Whilst in lockdown I want to build and portable observatory for my telescope. At the moment I have a HEQ 5 but will hopefully be getting the EQ6-R in a few months and want to ensure it will fit in the observatory. Thanks Doug
  11. Hi Terry, Thanks for reply. I'm also connected via ethernet 1gbit so hopefully the downloads will be fairly quick. Thanks again for all the help Doug
  12. Hi Terry, Thanks for the quick reply. I'm running it how you advised earlier this year prior to my ill health, I think I've remembered how you advised me to do it. I have a windows laptop so I open Ekos locally using the IP address for the RPI and connect all my equipment. I then open another instance of Kstars/Ekos on my laptop and go into the RPI remotely. Once this is done I set up imaging plan etc from my laptop. I can then select the folder on my laptop where I want to save the images. Where it says remote do I enter the folder on the PI where I also want the image to s
  13. Hi, I'm having a play around with my telescope and Ekos trying to remember what I used to do. I can set up Ekos locally and can save the images onto the SSD attached to the RPI. I can also set up EKOS remotely from my laptop and save the images I take onto my laptop. Is there a way that I can take an image and have it save both locally on the SSD and remotely on my laptop. There is a setting for saving images both locally/remotely on Ekos but I cant get it to work. When I am working locally and I set Ekos to save the images to both locations I cannot enter the locati
  14. Hi, Thanks for the replies, I'll take flats for each filter as advised. Doug
  15. Hi, I've done similar using 3mm Aluminium plate bent over the top of my scope to mount all my equipment onto it. I can then pack it away with everything attached and it is quick to set up. Doug
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