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Steve 1962

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  1. No problem at all John. Re the offsets - just remember that it doesn’t matter where the scope is pointing - if your offsets are correct, the dome should align itself so the scope sees through the middle of the slot. You can simulate and tweak this to your heart’s content in broad daylight - and because you can run with the shutter closed, you can even do it when it’s raining!
  2. Looking great John - hope it goes well!!
  3. No harm in trying that John. Again - there's no harm in trying that but I would point out that whatever software you use (SGPro, ASCOM dome etc) interfaces with my Arduino ASCOM dome driver, which in turn just sends and receives codes to and from the Arduino. So whatever software you use should work equally well - having said that, I never tried the driver out with ASCOM Dome so I'll watch with interest! For information, the software uses a series of standard methods and properties to communicate with the ASCOM driver and the driver converts these to the Arduino's "language" of 997 and 996 codes. Attached is the webpage showing the ASCOM methods and properties used. https://ascom-standards.org/Help/Developer61/html/AllMembers_T_ASCOM_DriverAccess_Dome.htm So as a simple example, if you press the Open Shutter Button in SGPro, SGPro sends an OpenShutter method to the ASCOM driver which translates this into 997,801,998 and sends it to the Arduino. In just the same way, when the software needs an update, it sends a Get Property method to the ASCOM driver, which converts the query into a 996 string to the Arduino. The driver listens to the response from the Arduino and converts it back into an ASCOM property which it passes back to the software. Simples!!! Steve
  4. Hi John That'll probably be because the update interval in the driver slave settings is set to 60secs. If you want it move sooner, try reducing this.. HTH Steve
  5. @Nigella Bryant Please feel free to PM me if you need any help / advice. ATB Steve
  6. Great progress John. Give me a call if you’re not sure about the string for the shutter.
  7. Looking good John. Following progress with great interest. Wouldn’t the Polytrol sand off??
  8. Looking good Andy - are you happy with the filters?? Steve
  9. One of these....https://www.firstlightoptics.com/baader-planetarium/baader-hyperion-aspheric.html Hardly used and in almost "as new" condition - comes in all of its original packaging, with the pouch and 1.25" adapter. £85 ono plus £5 p&p to the UK Payment by BACS only please. Steve
  10. The artificial star is now sold - so there's only the OAG left at a bargain price! Steve
  11. Hi @Pixies Yes it is and yes I can! I think the postage will be about £3 - so please PM me if interested. Cheers Steve
  12. Hi @Mikyg Sorry, I don’t think it will - I’m pretty sure it’s only designed to fit the Starlight Express wheel. I’ve posted photos etc and a link to the SX website if you want to check dimensions / fixings etc. HTH Steve
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