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Jim Hardy

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  1. Hi All, possibly a simple question for some, but I need a little help. I have the skywatcher Wi-Fi module attached to my SW Evostar + EQ6pro mount and want to use Stellarium to drive the mount. I can understand linking the tablet+ Stellarium to the SW Wi-Fi module but can the tablet still be connected (at the same time) to the house Wi-Fi hub to keep Stellarium live? Also, has anyone experience of extending home Wi-Fi out into the garden, probably about 80 - 100m away? Thanks Jim
  2. Getting a Skywatcher Evostar 150 + NEQ6 mount this week hopefully.... Been waiting since July for stocks to arrive in UK!! So.. Scope and mount a bit heavy so initially it'll be lugged to different location each clear night to see what's around (following your suggestions). Ultimately I'd like to build an observatory (shed!!) in the most suitable location but not too far from the house. Power no problem, I've made my own lithium power bank, again, ultimately I can run power to the shed when position decided. Thanks for your suggestions
  3. Hi all., living 1000ft above sea level on Exmoor I can have great night sky views.. But... Which is the most interesting areas of the night sky. We have a large garden and paddocks but from each location there can be trees or the house in the field of view. . So my question is... Which is the best quadrants to look towards? Thanks.
  4. Hi All...... Still awaiting the arrival of my Skywatcher Evostar 150 and eq6.......but just in case Santa is listening I have a few questions regarding useful additions. I hope to do planet and Deep Sky Object photography. I have a Nikon D7100 but would like advice on if the Nikon would be better than a dedicated eyepiece ccd camera (£150 range). Also your thoughts on the Orion zoom eyepiece. Also thoughts about upgrading the standard skywatcher 9x50 finder scope to maybe the Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED. Also Remote focus controller Also the 90deg adaptor for the pola
  5. Hi All...... Still awaiting the arrival of my Skywatcher Evostar 150 and eq6.......but just in case Santa is listening I have a few questions regarding useful additions. I hope to do planet and Deep Sky Object photography. I have a Nikon D7100 but would like advice on if the Nikon would be better than a dedicated eyepiece ccd camera (£150 range). Also your thoughts on the Orion zoom eyepiece. Also thoughts about upgrading the standard skywatcher 9x50 finder scope to maybe the Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED. Also Remote focus controller Also the 90deg adaptor for the pola
  6. Hi, thanks for all your comments and encouragment. I have been reading up and looking up!!! Also built myself a battery box for powering my gear..... Once it arrives. I could have bought a decent power supply for a similar price to my DIY unit but I wanted my own spec.... Lithium iron phosphate, 17ah, isolator switch, 4x USB sockets, 2x 12v sockets, individual fused and switched feeds, and red light in lid. Some of the commercial unit seem to have unesessary gaskets that I don't need..... Radios, inverter, torches etc. I just wanted max amphours.
  7. Well, finally took the plunge and ordered a telescope (skywatcher Evostar 150 +Eq6 mount) but nobody can supply one till December / new year!! where have all the telescopes gone???? I live on Exmoor 1000ft above sea level so it'll be a bit chilly on clear nights (approx 3 degrees C cooler than at sea level) but amazing clear nights with no light pollution, hence why buying a (hopefully) decent scope. Done loads of research for observation targets, anyone any thoughts on what the real potential could be in reality???? If all goes well I hope to progress towards ima
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