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Rocket Stars

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  1. I have the latest version. Works like a charm. And I like it. I had initial problems to. But was time and location settings (frustrating, but I had forgot daylight savings...) . Good polar alignment helps a lot, of coarse.
  2. Ah! Welcome! Have visited Edinburgh several times. Have a friend who lived in Dunfermline. But have now moved closer to Rosyth. Was visiting him in September. (will be many more times, I hope!) Remember trying to pronounce Inverkeithing, When buying a ticket from Edinburgh station. Ended up pointing on the map at the ticket office. LOL One cant help love Scotland!
  3. Beautiful set up! I still have a very short period of darkness. Not great, bit still time to fiddle and learn. Solarscope is going to help the ”itch”
  4. I can get between 60-120 ish. Unguided with my hyperstar/AVX set up. (not screaming with happiness of that.) Was going to upgrade to another mount. But got "fever". Due to nights is vanishing here. So I got a Solarscope to play with. During the summer months. Ive got the impression CGX is a fairly good mount. Ofcoarse not up to premium ones. But had that one, as a possible upgrade.
  5. Mmmm. 10 Micron, or ASA. Have that as one of my dream mounts. Just a tad expensive. I think if one gets that kind of quality mounts. Its hard to use anything less. Oh, did you try the CPWI software for Celestron mounts? My avx upped its performance with this! Oh, I can make a even trade with my avx! LOL
  6. The sun was out for a little while today. Didnt have the time.. I have to say, that the sun is very Intresting and fun! Very much looking forward to more timeon this! Im looking around for a barlow. Eyepice extender. Not really sure what is best for this set up. There is a adapter to get T threds to build on. An adjustable eyepiece would be fun to. Really liked observing the sun. But the cost ads up!
  7. Ty! Very nice! Fortunatly I have a largeformat printer. Hmm. Wallpaper or.. ? It very nicely made. So I going to have it on the wall, some how.
  8. Ok! Finally got something. Backfocus needs sorting. But.. Got an image! Fockus is not very good. Bur noticed I need to turn gain to maximum. Possible maby little lower when settings is more accurate. Did not have time to work the tuning knob. As the sun was going behind the trees for the evening.. Black patch in upper right corner. + some smudges from the lens. I think.. Here is a image. No processing. Other than saved to jpeg and sized down for the forum. Is it possible to process it, to something better? To be solved in hardware. Something to extend the camera furth
  9. First light!! Its very intresting! I did put my Celestron 40mm plössel and diagonal on it. Got the whole disc in field of view. Though, I could not notice any difference regarding turning the tuning knob. Tryed to take a picture with the mobile phone. Well.. Im impressed with all of you that can get a decent picture, just holding the phone to the eyepiece!!! Have even tried the camera. With diagonal and without. Moved camera back and forth. Including trying turing the helical focuser. Just pitch black.
  10. Im having a hyperstar on my edge 8. Running on my avx. I can do 90sec exposure without guiding. Big benefit on F2. (short focal length) Is less problems guiding ect. Big field of view. Im happy. But you need a matching pixel scale. Small pixels is preferred. Had initially problems with collimation. But it was du to a not so well fitted sensor. Its now adjusted to 0.09mm flat level (measured to the cam body) As a normal fitted sensor usually is. Or way better.. Once I got that sorted. Collimation that was way out. took 30 min to get correct. Thats including me running ba
  11. It has arrived! And..the sun is shining!! Unfortunally. I have to work a few hours more. Its seems the last day of good weather. So I better hurry up trying it out!!
  12. New toy has arrived! :) 

    Did run to the postoffice! :)



  13. What set up are this imaged with? I really hope I will get something like this out of my Daystar Scope. That is confirmed delivery tomorrow!
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