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  1. Managed two targets this week.. NGC 7822 was just intended to be a practice target, until the Rosette rose.. However I just kept shooting it and with it being a new target for me.. NGC 7822 (7hr 50mins) Location: York, UK 04/01/2022, 05/01/2022, 07/01/2022 18 x Ha @ 600s 17 x Oiii @ 600s 12 x Sii @ 600s QHY 268M Mono Camera @ -10, 56 Gain, Mode 1 Antlia 2"" Mounted 3nm Ha, OIII, SII Filters QHY CFW-L 7x2"" Filter Wheel Celestron CGX Mount Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 Telescope (550mm f5.5) Orion 240mm Guidescope ZWO ASI290mm Guide Camera PrimaluceLab SestoSenso 2 Focuser Pegasus Pocket Powerbox Advance PHD v2.6.10 Nina v1.10 HF3 Pixinsight 1.8.8-12 Astrobin Link: https://astrob.in/21lpal/0/
  2. significantly cheaper than Crux or Rainbox Astro, but are there reason why... I've got a 'reaction and my own thoughts video uploading to YT' if anyones interested
  3. As i understand, harmonic mounts can suffer badly from PE.
  4. After the leaked image of a group of people doing some astrophotography and an unidentified red mount with no counterweights was spotted, the speculation was a mount from zwo was coming. today pretty much confirmed
  5. The main difference is stellarmate has an app for tablets/phones like ASIAIR does.
  6. If you use Pixinsight, it has a very underused feature called annotate image, which I initially thought was to do with annotating an image after plate solving, but no it allows you to overlay very easily a signature
  7. thanks.. looking at other generic stepper motors, the hold current appears to be in shown in milliamps.. so maybe its 1ma to 5ma. i'll keep looking, hopefully no "communication breakdown before the levee breaks"
  8. So I suspect my focuser may be slipping, due to the Sesto Senso 2 not holding it (not proven, but want to rule it out) I have two rigs both with seperate Sesto Senso 2's fitted The odd thing is, I've read from the factory the default preset is to to Heavy and Slow, but when I look at both mine.. This is indeed true, but the hold current is set to 1 on one focuser and 3 on the other focuser. ( I havent changed this and they were bought from new) So I thought i'll just toggle through the three presets and see what the Hold Current changes to. Unfortunatly it sets it to 1 for each preset.. The manual literally says Hold: set the hold current, when the motor is stopped Now if this is amp's, when i change the Hold value to 5 (the max it can be), I see no amp draw difference (I have a Pegasus powerbox, so useful to see the draw being made) So the question is what is this Hold value and which is the right value to hold a heavy train. Thanks in advance
  9. I’ve also had this issue, but since upgrading to v1.3 of their firmware and drivers. It’s never re occurred https://eu.primalucelab.com/info/downloads.html
  10. So with the UK weather being abymsal, I spent Sunday afternoon researching and making a video on running Android Apps on Windows 11, without the use of BlueStacks. Namley the ASIAIR Android App and it worked... but there are some hoops to jump through Why ? nothing better to do and whilst Bluestacks might be the preferred way at the moment, I like messing around with tech.
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