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  1. I'm sure @Locky can weigh in on this...
  2. amazing, I'd found the spec of the PSU, but I was coming up with a blank with the actual rated draw, my google-fu failed me. Thanks for that Michael!
  3. I think I've outgrown the D-Cell battery holder that came with my mount and I'm looking at getting a lithium battery bank, I know the current consumption of the rest of my kit, however I can't find a reference for my Exos II anywhere online, can anyone else on here put me out of my misery please? I really don't want to butcher a lead to get a clamp meter on it. Thanks, Matt H
  4. you don't need to buy the branded conductive thread, a lot of the 'silver' embroidery threads you can get are conductive. I tested a whole load with my meter when my Mum wanted to sew LEDs into some quilts she was making. She never got round to making the quilts, so I'm glad that afternoon wasn't entirely wasted.
  5. Hi, I work for a small company doing SMT assembly, looking at this I'm sure we could do a run of some of these if there is enough interest. Cheers, Matt H
  6. Woohoo! It arrived, after a little bit of fiddling in the Ubuntu WiFi settings I was able to get a rock solid connection to the mount, and with some extra fiddling around in the terminal I was able to expose the web interface for the PMC-Eight's onboard WiFi Module, hopefully this'll mean I can put the thing into Client Mode and have it run as a device on my network... Thanks for exposing me to this mount @Lockie
  7. Well, I can now progress from obsessively refreshing my purchase history on FLO to obsessively refreshing the DHL Parcel tracking website! Thanks for shipping so quick @FLO
  8. Well, I managed to place the order today, hopefully I'll have it with me this week... I guess those clouds are going to be here for another few weeks yet....
  9. Well, I think I have the go-ahead from SWMBO to do this, I just have to wait for someone to pay some invoices. I guess that explains why this terrible weather has arrived.
  10. Being some sort of masochist, I run my life on Linux, so I think this will be an interesting ride...
  11. Thanks for doing this Lockie, I'm currently looking at buying one of these on account of the lack available Skywatcher/Celestron Mounts. I'm quietly excited...
  12. Hi all, I've been trying to ask some questions about AstroEQ on the forums there and no one appears to be approving my request for membership, nor do they appear to be producing any astrEQ boxes currently. This is quite frustrating, as if there was hardware available to buy, I'd probably buy it, also if I could get some questions answered I'd build a DIY version out of my big pile of 3d Printer bits, this is most frustrating. Is this project still alive? Cheers, Matt H
  13. Ohh, now that is a brilliant idea, I have a Quadcopter habit and I've been wondering about doing something similar when I finally pick up a motorised mount. Looks like you made a really neat job, well done. Just one thing where did you get the battery percentage monitor from? Thanks, Matt H
  14. Just plucked up the courage to slacken off the Dec axis off on my EQ3-2 thanks for this, my scope is a lot easier to balance now! Thanks for posting this Badgers.
  15. chaotician


    allo matey! It's good to see you on here. Matt H
  16. Thanks for your help everyone, I have pretty much made up my mind to go with the BST EP, I've just got to wait until February now... sent from the tubes
  17. @Trevor-Austin Have you got a link to that review?
  18. @haich I have one other eyepiece, a Super 25 and a 2x Barlow, I am still on the kit I got with my Skywatcher 150p. Though because of the ease of transport I am using my Megrez 72. I am unsure as to where to start with eyepieces and I figured a drop in upgrade was my best bet as I quite liked the way things looked through that one. @Adrian do you have any personal experience of the BST Explorer EPs?
  19. So, I'm off work with flu, I am bored out of my tiny mind. I decide to see what I can see from my window. All went well, until I decided to pack everything away when I dropped the EP I was using, it's only a Skywatcher 10mm Super, however it is now chipped and looks foggy when I look through it and I don't get paid for another two weeks. Ahh well. At least I have an excuse to buy a decent eyepiece or two, and now I have a 1.25" lens barrel for my bits-box. Meh edit: on a related note can anyone recommend a decent 10mm EP with fairly long eye relief (I want to show my mum stuff through my scope and she has glasses) for around £100
  20. +1 for the Mars Trillogy, Love those books I love all the Peter F Hamilton Stuff I can also recommend Charles Stross, especially Acellerando Richard Morgan is also good. And anything by William Gibson. Matt H
  21. I have to say I love my 150p, it has served me really well for the last year, and to my knowledge it doesn't need collimating (yet). Though I'm not overly impressed with the eq3-2 mount it came with, it's a little too wobbly for my liking
  22. I'm 31 and counting sent from the tubes
  23. At least you got a break in the clouds. I saw naff all sent from the tubes
  24. I'll have to schlepp the scope into work that day. sent from the tubes
  25. Just figured out that the bolts were of no use at all anyway as the whole assembly is unscrewed and replaced by the polar alignment scope, d'oh. Still is good news sent from the tubes
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