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Handy_Andy

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  1. Sorry to see you leave the hobby and you find your way back in future. As an aside on the PC, the new generation of graphics cards is due to launch very soon (September being likely) so don't buy until then if possible as they show significant uplift in performance if the leaks are to be believed
  2. Original focusser is in the bag in bottom picture, got it feb 16, though it's probably only been out and about a dozen times. I broke my ankle in the march after getting it and wasn't able to move the mount for at least 6 months
  3. I have one available, though with installed accesories it costs as much as a new ota, included are Tempest cooling fans Reducer Starlight intsruments micro focusser baader clicklock original finder bob's knobs and finally all stored in a thon accesory case Looking for £1350
  4. Not all as we all have crappy spoiled subs so I ditch those, keep the best so that you can add to them later on. You can use them for pictures with data captured on different seasons, or make mosaics with adjacent framed subs in the future
  5. I tend to take raw and jpegs, then using the jpegs as proofs get rid of poor raw files. Organisationally I file them according to target. You could always have a central HDD connected to your router as a data storage hub rather than using online storage all the time
  6. I too have had to stop my avx from turning too far, though it was usually down to me having made a hash of the alignment process when I was first starting out. So double check you are aligning properly and that you start everything from the home position. Correct gps location is also important to consider, if you have the wrong coordinates there then the avx might think portions of the sky are visible. Hope these points give you something to start with at least Clear Skies
  7. http://www.astrokraken.fr/adapter-polemaster-qhyccd-dovetail-star-adventurer-with-l-bracket-a142182870 This might the site, only have a link for polemaster adapter
  8. Go for an articulated screen so 600d onwards, I have the 700d but only because I had one anyway and had it sent off to Juan to have it modified. My profile pic was taken with my modded 700d
  9. Are you dead set on an Avx? Why not consider the skywatcher heq5 pro as an extension tube is already made for it. The heq5 also has a slightly higher payload and can be upgraded with a belt mod for even more accurate tracking. Flo even sell it prefitted if you want it from the off
  10. I love my AVX and get on quite well with it. I didn't get on with the polar scope at all, some weird poses and contortions meant that polar alignment was a lengthy and often painful experience and have opted for QHY's polemaster instead of struggling. In terms of mods I upgraded to the ADM saddle and haven't regretted a penny on it, no marred dovetails +1 to the balancing issue, that can be a nuisance but you get used to the feel of it
  11. I have a deep cycle battery hooked up to a distribution board I made. Went with Phono plugs and sockets with variable resistors so I can lower the current. But you can choose your own plugs and such to suit your power supply. Dew control is top right of my board
  12. I have an 8" edge and made my own dew heater strap with nichrome wire. I made it to draw up to 1amp and that's more than sufficient to keep the dew off with a standard shield. HTH Clear skies
  13. Just a quick fyi on the reducer, it reduces the amount of backfocus from 133mm without to 105mm with it. Just something to keep in mind planning your setup
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