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  1. Just found this tutorial on affinity photo and I must say its seems impressive for the price. I'm not a PS person so not sure how alike affinity is to PS.
  2. Hi Dave and welcome. I too am local to you. Just outside Langport. My advice is to not get involved with astrophotography....
  3. Have a look at the link below. I am just about to follow the same path.
  4. I think this will be the next thing I do to my little 130. Just need to find someone who can print it for me.
  5. I found my copy of SGP had connection issues when using the asi1600 and asi120 then started having platesolve issues. That is why I switched to NINA.
  6. Can the camera name not be changed in the driver? Sorry not able to access my gear at the moment.
  7. Not sure how thick the adapter is but maybe a oil filter chain and cloth or a steel lid remover. The lid remover has got me out a bind more than once. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Multifunctional-Stainless-Steel-Can-Opener-Bottle-Jar-Lid-Remover-Kitchen-Tool/174360716808?hash=item2898b56608:g:Rf0AAOSwHfBfGnz0
  8. I have a similar set up minus the zero backlash mod. I usually use the target most in phd. I would say try shifting the ota back or forward a touch and see how the RA reacts (looks it may be east heavy). I normally find it is either balance or slight backlash. Normally get 0.7" ish, but have had it as low as 0.5" on a good night. Of course I could be totally wrong but that is where I would start.
  9. Possible worm gear binding too tight/loose?
  10. @sagramore I have belt modded my neq6 and found it worth doing, picked it up cheap from ABS (still in packets) but would happily pay full price for a new one. I have seen it guiding as low as .5 so tracking will be improved. I also used the time the mount was stripped to replace my bearings. The hardest thing is getting the worm gear set up correctly which can take a few attempts. Once done you will see a massive reduction in backlash. For about £100 pounds it get my vote. You will find a dedicated camera with set point cooling much easier to use and it means gathering calibration i
  11. Would that be politically correct by leaving out the coffee drinkers??
  12. I think due to the fact that you can find very few reviews on the new eq8 says allot. I think it would be wise to make do with what I have and keep on saving towards something like a mesu (which would be my main goal). I know one is available second hand but due to work conditions I cannot spend that type of money on a hobby at this moment in time. If one comes up later and I have the cash then it would be a no brainer..
  13. Sounds like you need to make adjustments to the focuser as @Stub Mandrel has mentioned. Shame it has not performed that well. I have been meaning to buy one for months now.
  14. Thanks for all the replies and info. I have seen the mesu on abs and really would have considered it. Unfortunately I do not go back to work until October (if I end up having a job to go back to) so will have to wait to see how things pan out. A second hand mesu would be my first choice but a brand new eq8 would be a close second. I think for now my old neq6 is doing okay and generally guiding at 0.7" so not awful.
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