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About Redscouse

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  1. Now there's a thought... I never did get around to looking at narrow band. Tried DSLR then moved on to RGBL with an ASI. Might have to sweet talk the wife for new filters! ? Sounds fantastic! Might give them a try. Thanks for the tip!
  2. Hi John, Been away for a while. (a lot longer than i intended) Thanks for the invite, looking forward to catching up with you all. Pete.
  3. I'm sure you all know how it goes... Packed away in the summer with the intentions of having a fantastic winter (as i kinda know what i'm doing now) and boom! Unexpectedly had to move house in November. (through no fault of our own) House we're in now is not suitable for imaging as there is a (white) street light right outside (front and back) Although I have transferred some gear to the in-laws over in Dorset (Wool) however we only get over once a month or so and the last time we were over it was raining so no luck there. House hunting at present (in a dark(ish) place) so hopefully I'll catch a few hours before summer. Thanks for the welcome guys and gals. Clear skies to you all! Pete.
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    So, what did I miss? It's been a while guys and gals. Packed away in the summer and the months just flew by! Hope you all had a good Christmas and new year. Looking forward to catching up with all the images. Peace. Pete.
  5. Ohhh, nice! @FLOI have a couple of Raspberry Pi's knocking around as I like to tinker with them and see what daft idea I can come up with next! (I even have the official 7" touchscreen ) Anyway, my question is; Will ASI be releasing the OS as a standalone? if so, any ideas when that will be?
  6. Hi Gina, Not sure if this will help, It's called Blender. It's a neat little program. A friend gave me the heads-up a while back when I was looking to redesign the kitchen. Hope it helps. Pete.
  7. Martin over at FLO has been my goto guy since I received my telescope at Christmas. I've asked all kinds of questions and been given the best advice for my needs even if that meant I was directed to another supplier from time to time. Not many retailers these days would send you to a competitor because they didn't have an item in stock! All emails are answered the same day (with the exception of late Friday nights which I've done on a couple of occasions) however there has been a response usually by mid Monday morning.) Top class service at FLO!
  8. Been using dual boot for years on several systems. Never had any issues turning off/on fast/secure boot. (and the newer versions are UEFI friendly) I agree with all of the above. For someone wishing to have a first look I think Mate is one of the friendliest for the user. Once they get to know the basics, as you and I both know, there are a plethora of flavours available depending upon what the user wants to achieve.
  9. I probably wouldn't choose Cinnamon for my first attempt. Try Linux Mint Mate. The GUI is much more user friendly.
  10. +1 for Mint. Very much Windows-ish, without the Windows bit that causes so many headaches!
  11. Dual boot is the answer for you my friend. ?
  12. Thanks for the tips everyone, much appreciated. I wanted to go out last night Steve as I knew it was clear. I came home, had some dinner then sat on the sofa to watch the football. Next thing I know is the wife waking me up around 12:45 to go to bed. I'm hoping there will be some clear skies tonight. I have checked all the sites and they all say it's cloudy however I'm here and it's not too bad. Getting setup. Then will have to play the waiting game and see how it pans out. Worst case scenario, the moon is nice and bright.
  13. @Demonperformer Thank you Edit: If no guiding is required I may try the 200P, see how the mount handles it.
  14. My wife would answer that in the affirmative! I have five 'scopes now. When the third arrived in the post. With a part puzzled, part annoyed expression on her face, and a sprinkling of sarcasm, the wife asked me; "why do you need another telescope, you only have two eyes?" - I tried to explain it was a guide scope. She thinks I'm bonkers! ??? To answer to OP; Keep it! You know the day after it's gone you'll find a use for it. ?
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