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Rustang

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  1. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    The power supply is a maplins 13.8v regulated at 5amp.
  2. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, my camera is at 9 so I guess I need to change that right away. Its on grass as that's the only area I have so as you say it could be sinking., I'am happy to hear these things as hopefully its user error not equipment, I'm still very much a beginner. Shaft is fully out to get the correct balance but can look to alter this. I will consider all of your other advise i.e handset/equipment/software etc. Thanks again:)
  3. Thanks guys, I will take on board of all your comments and see how I get on. Cheers.
  4. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    Thanks for your help anyway.
  5. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    If its the PA then I'm not sure what to do, I was told how I'm doing it will be fine while I'm learning, I really couldn't get my head around setting up the mount with the date/time dials. Do you really need to place the pole star in the little circle every time to properly pola align or is it ok just being placed on the main circle!? as that's where I was finding it difficult!? The Latitude is set correctly on the mount via its latitual scale. I'm honestly sure I was having no issues when I was first doing what I'm doing. EDIT: Ok, so Ive Iust looked through my first sessions, there maybe some slight star elongation I just may never have noticed it, that still doesnt help that the go-to is definitely not as good as it was or maybe its still my PA!
  6. I'm not sure what you mean in regards to not being able to align the secondary in the drawtube with a laser!!?
  7. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    Apologies, Scope:SW130pds, camera: Nikon D750. Balancing spot on, level as good as I could get it, polar alignment, probably not as good as it should be but as follows: mount placed North using a compus and the North star placed on the outer polar scope circle (not in the smaller circle as I never got my head around this!) No guiding and 30sec subs. I swear I never noticed any star e-longation when I first used this set up and the star alignment and go-to where much better! last night it was way off! Firmware is up to date. I checked everything was good with how the polar scope was set up/aligned etc when I got it and it was fine.
  8. I have a SW 130pds and a Baader MkIII laser collimator. The tool is really easy to use and I know what to do in regards to adjusting the scope but my question is in regards to aligning the tool. I have to put the tool into the 2" to 1.25 adaptor, the instructions state that if you have two screws then align the small white dot on the tool centrally to the screws. So I did that but then where does the adaptor align with the other two screws on the 2" focuser ? as it makes a difference in collimating as to how this all lines up. Thanks in advance.
  9. Rustang

    Go to and tracking issues!

    Just an update, there was a small improvement when shooting M42 and the horse head over M45 in regards to star e-longation. I really would appreciate any help on this as to not waste anymore clear nights!
  10. Firsty I'm still new to astrophotography but I have had a handful of sessions so far. I'm honestly banging my head against a wall as I'm getting constant issues, its just one thing after another. So I brought a second hand SW HEQ5 Pro mount a few weeks ago, it seemed to at first have no real 'go-to' issues and would star align ok, I would only get slight movement across the batch of photos of what I was imaging. So now to tonight's session, i noticed star e-longation and across a batch of 24 images there is a lot more movement so hasnt tracked well. I re checked everything, level, polar aliment etc then set to 3 star align again, now it wasnt doing a good job of hitting each star, but i corrected it and moved on to the next. When I finished the star alignment I then sent it off to M45 and it missed its tarket aswell so had to move the scope to frame it, I'm guessing this is an issue that's also causing the star elongation? The other thing is that the hand set is not giving me the full range of stars to choose from and keeps cycling through a small batch. I'm really starting to make the decision to give it all up as how hard can it really be.
  11. Rustang

    Skywatcher 130PDS and accessories

    And that will be why i couldn't find any information for one! Cheers anyway.
  12. Rustang

    Skywatcher 130PDS and accessories

    Apologies, sadly I brought one just recently too otherwise I would have been interested, I'm sure you will have no trouble selling though. Can I ask where you got the red polar scope cap from? Ive tried searching and I'm getting nothing!
  13. Rustang

    SW HEQ5 Pro power issue

    I would if I could but I'm way to new to all this to help I'm afraid !
  14. Rustang

    SW HEQ5 Pro power issue

    Thanks for the tip to buy this cable mate, I had an issue free session last night so it appears to have solved the problem!
  15. Rustang

    SW HEQ5 Pro power issue

    It does happen in slew and also not in slew so will try and rule out the cable side of things first as this obviously moves about in slew, if that makes no difference then I will look at the power supply. Cheers.
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