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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!
  14. Same here. Nights is getting very short. I treated my self with a solar scope. Need to have something to do during the bright hours too. Maby you should get one to. To cheer you're self up.
  15. Mmm.. I won't tell you how upset I gets reading this!!! When my son was younger, 10 years old. We had a break-in in my shop. They stole his very beloved dirt bike. Hed had put it true its phases during the summer. During the winter. We pu in a lot of effort to restore it to racing condition again. We had fun! Then when it was ready, some XXXXX broke in and stole it while we were sleeping. I couldn't sleep for weeks. Mostly because of anger. Rest of the family was afraid of new break-ins in the shop. We have a dog, but the shop is a bit a way from the house. (he would have "taken ca
  16. Hi! I only own 1 eyepiece... the original Celestron 40mm plisse, that came with the edge 8. I works, but.. I have recently bought a Daystar Solarscope 60mm. And want to do some work with my real eyes too. Im thinking of the Baader as a good option? The kit with the Barlow is tempting. Seems you can use both Barlow and eyepiece for AP too. My observing will be planets and ofcoarse solar. There are "cheaper" variants out there. But do they compare to Baader? Price difference is quite big! (compared without Barlow) Or, should I get something else?
  17. I will do that! Ty you for your info. Have read that when focusing. start to get a sharp edge. Then adjust to see surface or proms. Though. I have zero experience yet! (looking forward to use it)
  18. Maby its me. But dosent it seem to be quite topheavy? Would need som wheights to just balance the head?
  19. I would love to do the same! Paramount, 10 micron ect. Is way more expensive to purchase. But in the long term, is it? What I can see. ioptron has its issues. Celestron has their. I have a AVX. Its maby not as bad as the reputation. But its not as good as for what it costs. Especially when you consider that you pretty much has to "fix" them you're self. At least after a (not to long) while.. Part of the problem, is we are a bunch of hobby astronomers. That like, and often has the ability to "thinker" . Its easier to fix it you're self, then the hassle to send it back, and be witho
  20. Thank you for explaining why! Learning new things every single day!
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