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William Jones

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  1. Hi Guys I am getting a Canon 100D ( not the 1000D) and was wondering if there is any benefit over my 1100D for prime focus imaging through my 200p Newtonian. look forward to any constructive replies Will
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    BST 50mm mini guide scope

    Thanks for that vernmid
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    BST 50mm mini guide scope

    Hi guys I am considering buying a BST 50mm mini guidescope from Sky’s the Limit (skies-unlimited). I wish to use my Altair Astro AR0130C colour guide camera with it for guiding purposes and also to take advantage of the polar align feature in Sharpcap. will this combo be satisfactory for astroimaging with my Skywatcher 200P Newtonian? Will
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    Polar Aligning with SharpCap Pro

    Thanks guys. I will certainly try V2.9 first Merlin. Does it give you full instructions as how to perform polar alignment in V2.9 ?
  5. Hi Guys i am considering buying the SharpCap pro software mainly for the polar alignment. I would be using my guide scope to attach my Altair Astro camera to enable me to use SharpCap. My guides scope is an f5. ST80. will the scope be okay with SharpCap ? Will
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    Dummy Battery for Canon 100D

    I have had a full refund this afternoon from the supplier.
  7. William Jones

    Dummy Battery for Canon 100D

    Where did you buy your dummy battery for your 100D ? I was expecting my dummy battery to arrive with a cutout in one side where you attach the power lead jack plug, but unfortunately the jack plug slot is in the rear end , hence when the jack plug is inserted it prevents the lid from closing
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    Dummy Battery for Canon 100D

    Yes Dave there is a route out at the side but if you can imagine that the jack plug is inserted into the rear end of the dummy battery which does not allow the lid to close
  9. William Jones

    Dummy Battery for Canon 100D

    Hi Guys i have today received a dummy battery for my Canon 100D from an eBay supplier in Germany. The Ad said that it is for the Canon 100D but upon looking at it , the aperture slot that you insert the power supply jack plug is on the rear end of the battery and therefore it prevents you from closing the battery lid on the camera. This lid has to be closed for a small spigot on the underside of the lid to depress a sensor on the camera . Any ideas how I can get over this problem at all? Will
  10. Hi Guys I am trying to achieve a perfect polar alignment on my EQ5 mount The polar scope has the latest clock face configuration and I am wondering whether I have rotated the RA axis enough to achieve the “0” of the clock face exactly at the top position. Is there a foolproof method of achieving this? Will
  11. William Jones

    Canon 1100D or 100D for Astro imaging?

    Already bought the 100D Chris
  12. William Jones

    Canon 1100D or 100D for Astro imaging?

    Newbie Alert have you noticed any “amp glow” in your images using the 100D ?
  13. William Jones

    Canon 1100D or 100D for Astro imaging?

    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I will opt for the 100D. How much and who is the best for performing the Astro modification to the camera?
  14. Hi Guys I am pondering over whether to add the EQ5 goto upgrade kit to my Skywatcher EQ5 Mount. Has anyone done this ? Could you tell me how easy/difficult the installation is and how useful is the upgrade in practice. thanks Will
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    Canon 1100D or 100D for Astro imaging?

    Thanks for that Les

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