Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.


William Jones

New Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

6 Neutral

About William Jones

  • Rank
  1. William Jones

    EQ5 Altitude Bolt, again. Parts Suppliers?

    My EQ5 Pro Mount has both M8 and M10 altitude bolts. The M10 is at the polar scope end of the mount.
  2. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    I have found out what the problem has been. I assumed that the altitude scale on the eq5 Pro Mount May well have been roughly accurate. I set it to approx 52.5 degs. This evening I removed the polar scope and inserted my laser pointer into the aperture expecting the beam to be pretty close to Polaris. It was about 15 degs out!!! so much for skywatchers scale accuracy. I adjusted the altitude still with the laser pointer for guidance. went through the polar alignment procedure in Sharpcap Pro and without any problems I Platé solved and got a good polar alignment. looking at the altitude dial on the mount and it reads 67 degs. what a palava. Anyway it is sorted now. thanks guys
  3. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Ah I can see it on your Sharpcap details. 1.56 degs x 1.17 degs. I believe with my setup it is 1.7 degs x 1.3 degs
  4. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Thats a great bit of info,many thanks for that. Do you happen to know with your setup using the Skywatcher findersope and AR030C GPCAM what the FOV is at all ? Will
  5. William Jones

    Guide Scope/Guide Camera FOV Question

    Many thanks Guys
  6. Hi guys Can anyone help me work out the FOV I am getting when I use my guide scope with guide camera? The kit I have is: BST 50mm mini guide scope (f3.2) 162mm F.L With an Altair Astro GPCAMARO130C guide camera I am hoping the FOV is between 1deg and 2.5degs Thanks
  7. Hi Guys I feel I must replace the azimuth adjustment bolts on my EQ5 Pro mount(the ones used whilst polar aligning) to something more substantial and easier to grip whilst adjusting. Has anyone got any lead as to where I can obtain them? Will
  8. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Thanks guys , I appreciate all your help
  9. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Thanks rwg. The equip I am using is a BST starguider 50mm mini guide scope and an Altair Astro GPCAM ARO 130C colour camera
  10. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Tried the polar alignment feature on SharpCap Pro. Failed miserably. I even had Polaris in the fov Would not detect enough stars to plate solve. I tried it for about 90 mins in total but it would not get to the plate solve. what am I doing wrong? I tried exposures from 2secs up to 6secs. Adjusted the gain, but all to no avail. Totally frustrated. Any help would be very much appreciated Will
  11. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Does the first image taken using SharpCap Pro need to have the pole star in it?
  12. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    You guys have convinced me . I will purchase the Pro version.
  13. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    I take it that is “Pole Master ?”
  14. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Thanks guys, it seems like a “no brainier”
  15. William Jones

    SharpCap Pro

    Hi guys always striving for better polar alignment I was wondering whether anyone had used the polar alignment feature on Shapcap Pro. I realise it is only about £10 per annum to get the pro version . How easy and accurate is it to use? thanks Will

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.