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  1. Okay last shout before I give in and make one
  2. Took me a while to get on a couple of targets, yesterday so it reignited my interest in these as such Still interested in finding one of these
  3. Absolutely fantastic mate I only dream about taking photos like this.
  4. Hi Ron, No I am after the AstroEQMOD it's a tracking controller for EQ mounts I have a EQ5 with motors but hoping to add this to it, its a laptop controllable system with many many features, unfortunately the people that came up with it no longer make the actual box as it wasn't very profitable but do have tutorials and sell the PCB. I am after the complete 'BOX' that has the USB interface and output ports that the motors plug into Hopefully that makes sense Jonjoe M-Walton
  5. Amazing for a smartphone camera! What a long way we have come from our 0.9MP flip phones!
  6. WOW, simply WOW. That is genuinely absolutely fantastic, I work on ships and you only get that on a perfect night deep sea somewhere very far north and you have at your feet!
  7. I usually prefer deep space pictures but WOW that 1st place pic, it's absolutely stunning, a rainbow of stars, it must have taken ages to get that right! The 2nd picture is absolutely incredible as well, beautiful colours and no bluring even though non guided, bet he thought he'd one for sure! The 3rd one is quite good as well, quite clear for a 30s exposure. Top draw Gentlemen/Ladies
  8. I may have a wonder over to this be one of my first meets. Got a skywatcher 150pds with a few mods on a modded EQ5 mount. Be nice to see folk and get some advice, every days a learning day especially with this stuff!
  9. As above. It got put on the back burner for a while but back to it now Looking for an astro EQ 'box' trying to save myself building one up from an Arduino. Will do if needs must but much prefer a built up one. Either with or without motors Cash waiting - No silly prices though please Regards J
  10. I'm fairly new to all this, so I could be wrong. However I am a marine engineer and my inner engineer says that yes it is absolutely still needed. Unless you have the entire telescope in a sealed environmentally controlled room ( I doubt your dome is ) your still going to get dew. So your initial instinct is correct (In my opinion) keep using it Hope that helps somewhat. PS- I'd be interested to see pictures of your dome. Always liked that idea!
  11. Thanks for your reply and comment about the picture. I was a tad aggressive with the unsharp mask but certainly getting there, a big learning curve getting the right camera settings etc. Yes I understand it's absolutely huge which is why it's annoying me not being able to find it. You could be correct I could be looking straight through it. I think one of the problems is it's very close to a local obstruction and I have to setup in a different location to normal so that throws me off a little. Perhaps I shall persist abit longer. Any suggestions for any other deep sky objects that should
  12. No not yet. I'm currently in the process of adding them. Perhaps I didn't explain it very well. I'm currently planning on using (making or buying) a astro EQ controller. This should give me a wider set of options for the future
  13. As above. Looking for an astro EQ 'box' trying to save myself building one up from an Arduino. Will do if needs must but much prefer a built up one as I've never used stepper motor controllers before. Regards J
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